Daily Vehicle Checklist

Keep compliant by doing a daily vehicle check with the help of our handy daily vehicle checklist.

Take the stress out of your daily vehicle walkaround checks and stay compliant with the help of FleetGO’s daily vehicle checklist. Available as a printable document or as part of a tool within the FleetGO mobile app, our checklist is a simple and reliable way to keep tabs on the condition and safety of your entire fleet of vehicles.

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Daily Vehicle Inspection Checklist

In the UK, carrying out a daily walkaround check of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) is mandatory. Although carrying out vehicle checks every 24 hours may seem arduous or even unnecessary, creating a daily vehicle inspection routine ensures not only the safety of yourself and your vehicle but that of other road users too. The FleetGO vehicle inspection sheet has been put together to take the hassle out of the entire process and keep your fleet of trucks in a roadworthy condition.

Smart fleet managers do inspections on all their vehicles within the fleet. By using a vehicle inspection form for a van or car they are able to keep their entire fleet healthy.

Daily Vehicle Inspection Checklist for Trucks

Our handy checklist for trucks is available both in digital and print format. It’s clear and easy to follow, making it suitable for various individuals across your business, including drivers, fleet managers and administrative staff. If you are using our Truck Tracking solution, you will be able to use the daily vehicle inspection checklist for trucks within the FleetGO app digitally.

HGV Daily Checks

Each day, before starting their first journey, drivers must thoroughly inspect their vehicle — both inside and out — to ensure that it is safe to drive. In cases where more than one driver is using the same vehicle in a day, the second driver must undertake the same checks.

While performing the necessary checks, drivers must make sure to log all defects that they may find. Should a driver become aware of any defects during their journey, they must find a safe place to stop and record these. Any defects that are considered to be dangerous or pose a risk to other road users should be fixed immediately at the roadside before the driver continues their journey. All defects must be reported in writing to the individual responsible for administrative matters relating to daily vehicle checks within their organisation. Haulage companies are legally required to keep a comprehensive record of all daily walkaround checks. 

The police and or the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are entitled to stop HGVs to perform checks and ensure that drivers are complying with the necessary regulations. They may ask to see a record of your daily walkaround check. In the case where any problems with the vehicle are found, drivers may be prevented from continuing their journey until these are resolved, or issued with a fine. 

HGV Daily Walkaround Checks

HGV daily walkaround checks are a fundamental task for drivers and fleet managers in the UK. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to the order in which drivers should inspect each of the various components, however, we recommend defining a logical routine and following a heavy vehicle daily checklist. For example, drivers may choose to start at the front on the passenger or driver side and work their way around the outside of the vehicle, before moving on to the inside.

Heavy goods vehicles that are well-maintained are beneficial from both a business and safety perspective. They are cheaper to run and more efficient — in other words, they experience less downtime, have greater fuel efficiency, and a longer lifespan among other things. What’s more, keeping your vehicle in the best possible condition makes it’s easier for yourself and other drivers to spot any new defects.

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How long does a daily HGV check take?

There is no minimum legal requirement when it comes to the amount of time a driver should spend checking their vehicle each day. On average, a comprehensive inspection should take around fifteen minutes to complete. However, this may vary depending on how familiar the driver is with the vehicle they are inspecting, its size and other such factors. Both the interior and exterior of the vehicle must undergo a thorough check and drivers are advised to take their time while doing so. Haulage companies must provide their staff with the necessary training to ensure that the checks meet the required standard.

Vehicle Walkaround Checklist

Our vehicle walkaround checklist is a handy way for drivers to make sure that they remember to inspect all of the necessary parts of their vehicle. The FleetGO checklist consists of two pages and lists each of the components that drivers must check. The list is broken down into various logical sections. 

Here is an overview of some of the most important vehicle components that drivers should check:

  • Coupling devices  – fifth wheel and kingpin
  • Brakes
  • Lights  – headlights, brake lights, indicators
  • Horn
  • Mirrors
  • Seatbelts
  • Steering mechanism
  • Tyres
  • Windshield wipers
  • Fluid levels – engine oil, brakes, clutch, power steering and auto transmission fluids
  • Windscreen washer
  • Battery
  • Tyres

Printable Daily Vehicle Inspection Checklist

By using our daily vehicle inspection checklist template, drivers can rest assured that they have checked all of the required components of their vehicle. After filling out all of the required fields, drivers can submit this important document — signed and dated — to the responsible person within their organisation.

So what are you waiting for? Download our PDF Printable Vehicle Inspection Checklist, print it out and make your HGV walkaround a walk in the park!

Daily Vehicle Checklist Template

Vehicle checks before driving off are very important. The FleetGO daily walkaround checklist template is a convenient printable document that’s quick and simple to fill out before starting your journey. Alongside a series of tick boxes, the document includes open fields that drivers can use to note down additional or more detailed information when carrying out specific checks.

Daily Vehicle Checklist App

In addition to our printable daily vehicle walkaround checklist, drivers can take advantage of the handy checklist tool within the FleetGO vehicle inspection app to facilitate their mandatory daily vehicle checks. 

Thanks to automated checklists, photo evidence and on-screen signatures, it’s never been simpler for drivers to record and report their daily vehicle checks and ensure they remain compliant. What’s more, users have around the clock access to a legal record of all of their daily walkaround checks. The daily vehicle inspection app is available to download on iOS and Android devices and can be used as a standalone tool, or integrated with one of our other intelligent solutions.

Vehicle Walkaround App: The Benefits

Easy mobile checklists

The daily vehicle walkaround tool within the FleetGO app gives drivers the ability to carry out their mandatory daily vehicle check using their mobile device or tablet. All records are automatically uploaded to the FleetGO cloud and stored there securely. Say goodbye to endless reams of handwritten paperwork and enjoy a collection of documents that’s well-organised and easy to read.

DVSA compliant

The checklist tool in the FleetGO app is 100% DVSA compliant and is designed to improve the productivity, safety and efficiency of your fleet.

Create and customise lists

Our tool is fully customisable, allowing users to create their own checklists to carry out a variety of checks for different situations.

Image upload

The built-in image upload function allows drivers to provide detailed information about vehicle defects.

Complete vehicle history

A full record of the vehicle history is available to view at all times. Users can easily access information including the time, date and location of vehicle checks as well as details about the driver responsible for each individual inspection.

Digital signature

Our tool is fully customisable, allowing users to create their own checklists to carry out a variety of checks for different situations.

Feature overview

The daily vehicle checklist tool within the FleetGO app is feature-rich with a clean, user-friendly interface. Here is an overview of the most important features:

  • Automation of daily checks
  • DVSA compliant
  • Easy to use
  • Custom checklists
  • Complete vehicle history
  • Secure online storage
  • Compatible with Android and iOS devices
  • Detailed reporting
  • Can be integrated with other FleetGO solutions
  • and much more!

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