An Ultimate Guide to Fleet Maintenance With Whip Around

An Ultimate Guide to Fleet Maintenance With Whip Around

A first-class fleet maintenance operation is the only way to ensure that your fleet will continue to reliably drive the profits home. Fleet managers who resist the crucial digital transformation for fleet operations and maintenance can be sure that their competitors have already deployed it in today's era of smart fleet management. That's where Whip Around comes in. 

Great User Experience Recognition for Fleet Management Software Awarded to Whip Around by Platform for SaaS Reviews

Digitizing one’s entire vehicle inspections brings a plethora of benefits to fleet companies like yours. Aside from keeping the office paper-free, it allows for real-time fleet vehicle inspections, cloud-based storage of all reports, and streamlined processes. Whip Around was built with these principles in mind to ensure fleets can efficiently manage their day-to-day vehicle inspections smoothly. With our electronic DVIR solution focusing on the use of mobile devices, users of Whip Around fleet management can easily take total control of all vehicle inspections with ease.

What is Preventive/Preventative Maintenance?

What is Preventive/Preventative Maintenance?

Conducting maintenance: you wouldn't consider putting it off for your car, but many people find themselves ignoring the need for maintenance on their work equipment. Unfortunately, failure to maintain your equipment can lead to costly problems down the line. Do you need more help remembering to take care of maintenance on your equipment?

Introducing the New and Improved DOT Inspection Form

Introducing the New and Improved DOT Inspection Form

As the owner or operator of a business that depends on a fleet of vehicles to serve customers, you likely know how important it is to ace your DOT inspections. Here is a look at some of the challenges associated with old paper versions of the form and how the new and improved DOT Inspection Form paves the way for superb efficiency and accuracy.

How to Prepare Your Fleet for the 2019 CVSA Roadcheck Inspection

How to Prepare Your Fleet for the 2019 CVSA Roadcheck Inspection

This year's Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) international roadcheck, the largest enforcement program for commercial motor vehicles, will take place June 4-6 and focus on steering and suspension systems alongside general maintenance. During the three day event, popularly dubbed the 'inspection blitz,' truck drivers can expect to undergo a thorough examination of their vehicle and engine. These inspections will take place at inspection sites, weigh stations and patrol locations along major highways and roadways across the United States and Canada.

What is a DOT Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist?

What is a DOT Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist?

The pre-trip inspection is a fundamental safety procedure best practiced by all CMV (commercial motor vehicle) operators to ensure safe over-the-road operation. A thorough pre-trip inspection checklist is required to eliminate all possible mechanical or safety issues before departure to ensure smooth over-the-road operations. Identifying damage or maintenance issues early on should be the first step.

How Government Fleets Can Improve Compliance With Whip Around

How Government Fleets Can Improve Compliance With Whip Around

As of May 17th, 2018, streamlined efficient fleet management is a requirement for federal level government fleets. That sounds like a job for Whip Around (WA). Streamlined reporting and compliance have already made the Whip Around app an industry leader in the private sector, bringing versatile DVIR capability to commercial fleets around the world. With WA, inspections can be carried out anytime, anywhere, and reports are available for decision makers on demand.

Waste Management Companies Are Turning to Whip Around to Enhance Fleet Performance

Waste collection and hauling truck technologies have revolutionized the tactics of fleet management in the 21st Century waste management industry. In the "green-minded" age of sustainability and public environmental sensitivity, the industry faces a high level of scrutiny. Thus, this raises the performance bar for waste disposal operators and fleet managers. According to a July 2018 report at Waste Today by industry expert and editor Adam Reding, the waste management sector has experienced a significant emphasis on accountability, efficiency, and preventative maintenance.

The Top 5 Ways Whip Around Can Transform Your Transportation and Logistics Business

Maintaining a competitive edge in the transportation and logistics industry is easier said than done. Owners and operators are often forced to wear many hats. In addition to increasing profits and expanding their customer base, business owners must remain abreast of changing industry regulations and introduce strategies to improve efficiency. Below is a look at the key issues facing logistics providers and the top five ways Whip Around can help your business avoid those challenges and become a leader in the logistics industry.

How Whip Around Can Transform Your Passenger Transport Business

Dispatchers, customer service representatives, drivers, mechanics — as the fleet manager or owner of a passenger transport business, you have the challenging responsibility of juggling many different facets of a business to produce results. More than anything, it's pivotal that your drivers are accountable to keeping your business's vehicles — whether it's a limo, bus, van, or motor coach — clean, inspected, well-maintained, and DOT compliant. 

5 Benefits of Electronic Fleet Inspections for Towing Businesses

With thin profit margins and high risks, owning and managing a towing business can be a real challenge. Mostly, these challenges come in the form of finding affordable insurance rates, ensuring safety and compliance, and efficiently managing vehicle fleets. In an effort to help, let's examine 5 benefits of electronic fleet inspections for towing businesses.

Enhancing Safety With Whip Around in the Oil, Gas, and Mining Industries

When an enterprise is built on liberating difficult-to-access natural resources there is no getting around the fact that those precious resources must be taken where they are found. Operations managers in the oil, gas, and mining industries frequently face the unique challenges of remote site locations, extended supply chains, and the constant pressure of efficient productivity in a high-cost, high-risk business environment. Whip Around provides the digital tools to help oil, gas, and mining companies meet these challenges by combining the versatility of the cloud with the convenience of your workforce's smartphones.

Transforming Your Construction Business With Whip Around

The construction business was one of the few industrial sectors which lagged behind in the surge of digital transformation which has come to be known collectively as Industry 4.0. Today that's all changing, with construction enterprises embracing digital technology that encompasses traditional construction processes at every phase of the project. From accurate bidding and precision estimating to self-driving heavy machinery, and 3D virtual models of job sites generated by the versatile flying drones which are becoming a common staple of the 21st Century construction site, the digital transformation of the construction industry is quickly making up for lost time. 

How Whip Around Empowers Utility Companies

Utility companies don't have the fleet management luxuries of 5 days per week operations or regularly scheduled periods of planned weekly downtime for fleet wide maintenance. In the power business failure is simply not an option. As the energy provider for homeowners, health institutions, and data centers, (to name just a few) utility crews work 24/7/365 to ensure that a reliable power supply is always available to those who depend upon it for their livelihoods, and in some cases, their very lives. Energy consumption is evenly divided at 1/3 each among the commercial, residential, and industrial sectors which comprise a massive diversified customer base unseen in many other industries.   

Electronic DVIR Minimum Requirements

Motor carriers and other fleet owners are obligated under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) Ruling 396.11 regarding vehicle inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Motor carriers and fleet owners are required to systematically inspect, repair, and maintain all motor vehicles and inter-modal equipment under its control.

As part of this ruling, Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs) are a requirement for commercial vehicle drivers. In the past, DVIRs were filled out by hand at the beginning and end of each driving day. Today's electronic DVIR technology eliminates the tedious hand-work while still achieving compliance.