Knowledge Hub

Vehicle Safety within Last Mile Delivery

A critical aspect of last mile delivery revolves around vehicle safety. Ensuring vehicles are safe gives additional peace of mind in sending drivers on the road even during traffic, bad weather conditions or covering long distances. It is the third-party logistics provider’s or company’s responsibility to determine and enforce vehicle safety best practices and prevent a driver & a vehicle from being assigned to a route or starting a delivery route so that a vehicle is not on the road if the vehicle does not meet the guidelines.

ROUTD separates, determines and categorizes vehicles condition through:
1. Major Faults
2. Minor Faults

Major faults indicate the vehicle should not be driven or a route should not be assigned to this vehicle, whereas minor faults are something that need to be attended to but are not indicative of an undrivable vehicle. During a vehicle safety check, before any driver is able to start their delivery route, they must complete a series of questions about the vehicle including ones on the physical condition. ROUTD displays icons and images, guiding the driver in what to look for as well as enabling the driver to add comments about defects/issues. This is also helpful to know in case the vehicle is in an accident to access the damage relative to any prior damage or if multiple drivers are using the same vehicle in a single business day.

The purpose of this customizable functionality is to give Operations managers and system users digital visibility into the critical preparation stage of a delivery, ensure strict vehicle & driver safety are adhered to, enable quicker decision making in the event of unfit vehicle and inform preventative maintenance schedules on clients’ vehicle fleet.