Penalties for non-compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations are high. Driver and fleet fines are costly, fleets can be shut down for continued poor performance, and insurance rates can increase with poor CSA scores.
Due to these high penalties, we are gearing up to integrate our system with paperless driver logs and driver vehicle inspections applications from Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) to comply with FMCSA regulations in early 2013. With this new agreement, users can automate Hours of Service reporting and enable drivers to electronically record the results of pre- and post-trip inspections per FMCSA regulations and will:
- Automatically record Hours of Service status information, based on detection of vehicle motion, as well as capture vehicle location and miles driven
- Automatically calculate remaining driver availability
- Provide driver log history for roadside inspectors with a tap on the M-Nav screen
- Automatically prompt drivers to review the previous inspection when they log on to the M-Nav
Fleets will benefit from reduced paperwork; increased back-office visibility to driver hours for better resource utilization and load planning; and immediate notification of vehicle defects enabling more efficient scheduling, faster repairs and less downtime.
From a compliance perspective, fleets will ensure proper documentation for roadside inspections; fewer roadside-related driver violations resulting in lower compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) scores; and automated workflow ensuring that driver vehicle inspection reports are not skipped.