Software and fleet management firm Fleetcheck is introducing a ‘completely new’ version of its Vehicle Inspection app. 

The new app – which, along with car inspections, can also be used for vans, HGVs, buses and coaches – features upgrades such as support for languages commonly used among UK fleet drivers, a fit-to-drive declaration, enhanced damage, defect and collision reporting, and shift recording. 

It now also features an interface that allows users to access tyre pressure data for a wide range of cars and vans to ensure that drivers undertaking checks can easily assess the correct level for their vehicle. 

Fleetcheck managing director Peter Golding said: “Immediately from launch, the app found an important niche for fleets that needed a fast, accurate, DVSA-compliant digital safety check tool. 

“Over the last year or so, we identified several key areas for enhancements and took the decision to develop a completely new version.” 

The app allows users to schedule, carry out, confirm, follow-up and audit all kinds of inspections, from daily walkarounds to formal weekly or monthly checks. 

It delivers a completely paper-free checking process, instant visibility of missed checks, uploading of relevant photos from drivers, bespoke checking for specialist equipment and automated mileage collection to enable accurate forward maintenance planning.

It also integrates with Fleetcheck’s fleet management software.

Golding added: “The app is, we believe, probably the most robust, simple-to-use and effective electronic method of replacing an old-school manual vehicle safety process available today. 

“We have spent a long time ensuring that it works highly effectively in real-world fleet situations where traditional safety processes can easily become a little ragged. 

“The app creates an infrastructure that minimises the chances of errors occurring.” 

The new app will be launched in April.