Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting

The significance of a Transport Manager: The glue that holds your delivery operation together

The significance of a Transport Manager: The glue that holds your delivery operation together

The importance of the Transport Manager (or relative figure) within your fleet business cannot be understated.  Their role is defined as being ‘responsible for directing, coordinating, planning and overseeing tasks and operations within an organisation involving transportation activities.’ Directly or indirectly, they set the standard for numerous parts of a collective whole, including: compliance and […]

Delivery Management Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Joe Whitehurst on June 13, 2022.
Is Your Vehicle Load Secure?

Is Your Vehicle Load Secure?

We’ve all seen the scene in Final Destination 2: A log slips off the back of a moving truck – and straight through the windscreen into the driver of the car behind. While most unsecured loads don’t end quite so dramatically, objects falling from moving HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicles) are a real problem on the […]

Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on August 18, 2021.
Need to drive? Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE

Need to drive? Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE

An AA poll in October 2020 revealed that half of all drivers are now doing fewer miles than they were before the pandemic. Now that schools are opening again, and non-essential businesses won’t be far behind them, you may need to use the car more often. But, vehicles that have not been used frequently can […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 19, 2021.
Will Stream be a good fit for my business?

Will Stream be a good fit for my business?

Will Stream be a good fit for my business? This is probably one of the first questions you ask yourself as you consider investing in delivery routing & logistics software or a walkaround check & defect reporting system. Luckily, Stream has helped businesses manage their logistics, vehicles, drivers and orders across a huge range of […]

Delivery Management Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Route Optimisation & Planning Stream Product Updates Stream Team News Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 17, 2021.
What’s Changed in the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness?

What’s Changed in the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness?

The way we categorise vehicle defects is changing. From the 1st February 2021, there are a number of changes to vehicle defect categories in the DVSA’s guide to maintaining roadworthiness. The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is the DVSA (Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency) document for transport manages and fleet owners to understand how to comply […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on January 13, 2021.
UPDATE: Should you be worried about old tyres?

UPDATE: Should you be worried about old tyres?

Updated rules for 2020/2021 The latest MovinOn blog has confirmed that tyres over 10 years old on HGVs and PSVs will be banned. The legislation takes effect on 1 February 2021 and applies to any HGV or PSV tested at Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs), as well as some vehicles in the MOT scheme (vehicles with more […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on December 16, 2020.
Reflecting on Road Safety Week

Reflecting on Road Safety Week

Now that Road Safety Week (which ran from the 16th to 22nd November) has drawn to a close, now seems like a good time to reflect on the mission at the heart of this year’s campaign to “stop road deaths and injuries”. So how can the transport & logistics sector help to keep road users […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on November 23, 2020.
DVIR: Keep US Commercial Vehicles Safe & Compliant

DVIR: Keep US Commercial Vehicles Safe & Compliant

Vehicle Maintenance & DVIR Stream Check is able to help maintain compliance with most of the BASICs (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) set out as part of the CSA (Compliance Safety & Accountability) SMS (Safety Measurement System) from the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), but it really excels in the area of Vehicle Maintenance. […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 18, 2020.
How not to fail your fleets annual vehicle test

How not to fail your fleets annual vehicle test

‘FAILED‘ That’s the last thing you want to see on any of your own fleet’s annual vehicle test. But, around 11% of vehicles will fail their annual test the first time. There are some steps you can take to ensure you’re lorries, buses and trailers don’t make up part of that statistic. What is the […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 11, 2020.
Back to BASICs: Measuring the safety of US vehicles

Back to BASICs: Measuring the safety of US vehicles

The BASIC categories for safety measurement Carriers are scored on seven separate Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs). Unsafe Driving The Unsafe Driving BASIC is based on driver behaviour, measured on safety events & violations (inspections, violations, crashes). The carriers’ BASIC score for Unsafe Driving is based on roadside inspection results. In the case […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 3, 2020.