Less-than-truckload carrier Southeastern Freight Lines has chosen the electronic driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) solution offered by Innovative Software Engineering (ISE). The DVIR solution is a full-featured FMCSA compliant program that automates DOT vehicle inspection reporting and record-keeping, said ISE.

The DVIR serves as an extension to ISE’s Electronic Driver Log application, which Southeastern installed earlier this year. ISE software has helped Southeastern process more than 26,000 paperless driver logs each month, Southeastern said.

“Just as with their Electronic Driver Logs application, ISE has delivered a critical advantage to our safety and compliance with its new DVIR application,” said Braxton Vick, senior vp of corporate planning & development at Southeastern. “ISE’s application empowers us to transition to an electronic DVIR process, eliminating countless paper forms for our tractors and trailers. The DVIR application is easy to use for our drivers and maintenance technicians.”

The DVIR’s communications channel supports wireless exchange of information over cellular, WiFi or satellite networks. The mobile interface prompts drivers to inspect each vehicle before and after operation and allows drivers to select from customizable lists of parts and accessories and common defect descriptions to notify the office of needed repairs.

According to ISE, maintenance personnel can use the web interface to review defects and deficiencies, enter notes, and certify that repairs have been made or are not needed.