Without the use of a DVIR process, trucking companies face several challenges that compromised the safety of their drivers and other road users. Some of the most significant challenges included:
- Lack of Inspection Standards: Without a standardized inspection process, drivers overlook potential safety hazards or defects during their pre-trip inspections. This led to accidents caused by faulty equipment, resulting in injuries or fatalities.
- Incomplete or Missing Records: The traditional paper-based inspection process was prone to errors, and records were lost or damaged, making it difficult for companies to maintain accurate and complete inspection records. This made it challenging to track the status of maintenance issues.
- Time-Consuming Inspection Process: The traditional paper-based inspection process was time-consuming and required drivers to spend significant amounts of time filling out inspection forms manually. This delayed the start of the trip, leading to decreased productivity and increased costs.