Airgas picks Velociti to install vehicle inspection reporting systems

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Velociti, a provider of mobile installation and deployment, announced Thursday, April 26, that it has been selected to install Zonar Systems EVIR electronic vehicle inspection report systems on Airgas NCN vehicles. The Kansas City, Kan.-based company will be responsible for installing 150 Zonar equipment packages that include RFID zone tags, a vehicle handheld mount, Datatrac (RFID Hubometer) and Zonar’s GPS/GSM hardware on 150 vehicles in 18 different locations throughout California and Nevada.

“We chose Velociti because they presented us with a very aggressive installation schedule and proved they could meet it,” says Dale Harris, fleet manager for Airgas NCN. “Their teams of technicians are very flexible and have shown that they will work around our schedule in order to get the systems delivered without causing disruption to our daily operations.”

EVIR is an RFID system designed to guide drivers through verified visual vehicle inspections by placing RFID tags in critical inspection zones. When the Zonar handheld reader is placed within two to four inches of the tag, the driver inspects the components listed in the zone; the system then allows drivers to document their inspection observations electronically, Zonar says.

Once the report is completed, it is stored in the handheld and uploaded to Zonar’s ground traffic control website, according to the company. The system is accepted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and meets or exceeds pre- and post-trip inspection requirements, Zonar says.