Vigillo, creators of data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information in an easy-to-read scorecard format, announced the release of its new Inspection Management System. The Web-based application is designed to track and manage all aspects of roadside inspections automatically. Schneider National is the first carrier to use the product.
“The Vigillo Inspection Management System is an expansion of already important services that Vigillo provides to Schneider National,” says Don Osterberg, senior vice president of safety, security and driver training for the Green Bay, Wis.-based company. “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.”
The Vigillo IMS is designed to allow carriers to enter or upload their master lists of drivers and vehicles and to enter or upload inspections and violations as drivers report them from the field. These master lists then are compared to inspection reports automatically captured daily from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Vigillo IMS identifies all mismatches coming from FMCSA.
Missing and erroneous data on inspections, violations, drivers and vehicles is highlighted and available for immediate correction in all Vigillo Scorecard Reports and for optional submission to FMCSA’s DataQ’s system. Any FMCSA inspection assigned to a carrier with incorrect DOT, VIN, Driver CDL, violations, dates and more will be instantly highlighted, recognizable and actionable. In addition to identifying incorrect data coming from FMCSA, the IMS also can tag these problems for follow-up and reporting as internal workflow rules dictate.
“As of today, motor carriers now have a state-of-the-art system that redefines inspection management,” says Steven Bryan, chief executive officer 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.”