With DVIR. Are Mechanics Required To Sign Off On Recorded Defects?

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James C.'s Comment
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We are looking to switch from JJ Keller paper books to an electronic DVIR but almost all solutions I’ve seen out there do not have the capability of a mechanic signing the DVIR when the defect is corrected. From my understanding, this is a must have when selecting an eDVIR. Is this the case?

We have looked at Samsara, Verizon Connect, KeepTruckin, various ELD solutions, Qualcomm , Geotab and none of these eDVIR solution have this. The only eDVIR that had this was a company called Whip Around. Does this mean they are the only compliant eDVIR in the USA?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Rob T.'s Comment
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I'm not sure if they're the only one with that compatibility but I can confirm Samsara at this time isnt able to. We run Samsara ELD's and still complete a paper DVIR in addition to our electronic one only if there are defects found in which the mechanic and next person to use equipment must sign off on. If there's no defects we just complete an electronic DVIR. When we switched over last October we were told they were in the process of everything being done through our Samsara tablet but it hasn't happened yet. I'm not sure if other companies have it but our shop mechanics are notified if there are engine codes thrown or low fluids via email. It comes in handy when nearly all of our tractors make it back to the terminal daily to avoid getting the short end of the stick if you slip seat in a tractor someone is too lazy to write it up.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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We are on Elogs and all repairs are approved by the company, so they keep all the repair info.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

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