Qualcomm’s New Vehicle Inspection Report Application Provides a Simple, Cost-Effective and Closed-Loop Process for Completing Vehicle Inspection Reports
– April 17, 2011 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, today announced its Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) application, which provides fleets with a simple, cost-effective and closed-loop process for completing vehicle inspection reports. VIR helps fleets decrease operational costs, improve the accuracy of vehicle inspection reports and focus on the critical inspection elements and requirements identified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
VIR can help transportation companies decrease costs by eliminating the need to purchase and process paper vehicle inspection reports. By automating the vehicle inspection process with simple prompts and error detection, fleets can reduce errors, ensure complete reports and more efficiently manage the defect resolution process. The VIR application also can help fleets ensure that inspection reports and necessary maintenance are completed in a timely manner through easy-to-use reporting tools that indicate units that have not recorded a vehicle inspection report in the past 24 hours and vehicles with unresolved reported defects.
“Vehicle Inspection Report is the latest Qualcomm application added to our portfolio that is designed to help our customers ensure the safety and compliance of their fleet,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Carriers that implement VIR also can take advantage of the cost, productivity and efficiency benefits that this application delivers.”
VIR sends alerts when defects are identified in vehicle inspection reports, as well as records feedback and remediation history on reports for previously identified defects. VIR produces even more pinpointed accuracy by providing separate inspection forms for trailer and vehicle. Each inspection report includes information on relevant time, location, driver and vehicle data, and the application records vehicle inspection report history for 90 days. VIR allows fleets to control user access and editing capabilities for vehicle inspection reports, and provides search, edit, data exporting and printing capabilities. Drivers can access VIR through Qualcomm’s Hours of Service (QHOS) application, or as a stand-alone application.
VIR is scheduled to be commercially available in late 2011.
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients with superior customer care and professional services. ABI Research ranked Qualcomm Enterprise Services No. 1 on its bi-annual Commercial Vehicle Telematics Vendor Matrix in three consecutive reports (2010, 2008 and 2006). For more information, please visit us at:
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