In the era before digital transformation, fleet and operations managers frequently relied on the costly "management by the rear view mirror" budgeting strategy. This is a circumstance which was unavoidable with a paper-based fleet management system. In other words, managers would look back on past incidents of vehicle downtime, try to discern patterns, and budget for maintenance accordingly based solely on past fleet performance.
The FMCSA has set out clear regulation for DVIR - Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports. Fleets are now looking to electronic DVIR for efficiencies. Here are some questions and answers to help you ensure your fleet is compliant.
The regulations text of the section can be found on the eCFR website. To view the regulation, use the link below.
View regulations for Part 396