ATLANTA — NexTraq, a Michelin North America Inc. company, is launching NexTraq Vehicle Inspection, a tool that provides a customizable pre-trip vehicle inspection checklist to improve uptime and profitability.
The tool provides inspection checklists for industry vehicles used in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, excavation and other applications. The software keeps comprehensive inspection histories documenting the condition of the equipment.
"Improving customer service begins with vehicles and equipment that are operating safely and optimally," Olivier Brauen, NexTraq president and COO, said.
"NexTraq Services allows managers to keep track of the overall condition of their fleets and associated equipment while holding drivers accountable for their vehicles."
Checklists can be customized to meet the unique needs of a specific business to include information for trucks, vans, passenger cars, trailers, power equipment, fuel, generators, tractors, mowers, spare parts, pumps, dryers, blowers, mobile signage and earthmoving equipment.
Drivers/employees fill out each form associated with their vehicles from the NexTraq Connect app and can confirm they have all necessary items and equipment in working order before they hit the road, the company said. Managers receive the reports.
"Fleets today are more agile and need more visibility. With paperless inspections and real-time coordination between drivers and fleet managers, NexTraq Vehicle Inspection solves one of the biggest pain points for fleet customers: managing fleet maintenance remotely," said Pankaj Sharma, vice president, marketing and product, NexTraq.
"Fleets can easily monitor their vehicle health status remotely and proactively manage fleet-related problems in real-time, thereby saving costs, increasing efficiency and reducing downtime."
Available to NexTraq customers in the U.S. and Canada, the app is downloadable from the Apple App Store or Google Play to tablets or smartphones.