New tool monitors roadside inspection data

Aug. 17, 2011
A new management system provides an additional tool to help fleets stay in compliance with CSA. The Inspection Management System (IMS) from Vigillo tracks and manages roadside inspection data, offering fleet managers an additional level of detail to ensure compliance

A new management system provides an additional tool to help fleets stay in compliance with CSA. The Inspection Management System (IMS) from Vigillo tracks and manages roadside inspection data, offering fleet managers an additional level of detail to ensure compliance.

Schneider National is the first fleet to utilize the product, which is now available in general release.

“The Vigillo Inspection Management System (IMS) is an expansion of already important services that Vigillo provides to Schneider National Inc,” said Don Osterberg, senior vice president of safety, security and driver training at Schneider National. “It will enable efficiencies in our current roadside inspection process and provide more granular visibility to violations and data discrepancies that occur at roadside inspections, enabling us to correct issues in a more timely and effective manner. The robust analytics provided by IMS will allow us to focus on effecting driver behavioral change where needed and actively manage our CSA scores. In short, we are excited to use Vigillo’s IMS solution.”

IMS is a web-based application that allows fleets to enter or upload their master lists of drivers and vehicles and then enter or upload inspections and violations as drivers report them. These master lists are then compared to inspection reports automatically captured daily from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Vigillo said.

Using the data, IMS will look for mismatched data, missing or erroneous data on inspections, violations, drivers and vehicles, and highlights the discrepancies for correction in Vigillo Scorecard Reports. The corrected data can also be submitted to FMCSA’s DataQ’s system.

Any FMCSA inspection data assigned to a carrier with incorrect DOT, VIN, driver CDL, violations, dates and more will be instantly highlighted and tagged for follow-up.

According to Vigillo, other benefits of the system include enhanced monitoring and tracking of inspections throughout all departments; timely response to all inspection related issues; it ensures all inspections are certified and returned to the states in a timely manner; status tracking of all inspections and violations; and reporting and analytics on missing inspections, inspections by state, and inspections by status to give a 360 deg. view of all inspection/violation activity.

“As of today, motor carriers now have a state-of-the-art system that redefines inspection management,” said Steven G. Bryan, CEO of Vigillo. “Every year, motor carriers operating in the United States are subjected to hundreds of thousands of roadside inspections that contain millions of violations attributed to almost five million drivers. High turnover, poor data quality, and CSA just add to the management challenge. The Vigillo IMS is the solution."

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