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SmartCheck: Mobile driver vehicle safety checks

Your Driver Vehicle Safety Check App (DVSC)

SmartCheck, Descartes Mobile Driver Vehicle Safety Check (DVSC), is a configurable, cloud-based, enterprise-class solution for ensuring compliance with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's walk-around driver vehicle safety checks required in the United Kingdom (DVSA).

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Make Driver Vehicle Safety Checks Easy

Use real-time data capture to ensure that daily vehicle safety checks are carried out, cloud-based and easy to use with smartphones or mobile devices, it's an easy way to avoid road side prohibitions, while also communicating defects back to the office easily.

SmartCheck Enables

Transport Managers

  • An auditable record of checks, defects and corrective actions
  • Confidence that checks have been conducted
  • The ability to generate compliance reports for the DVSA
  • Report defects and repairs before vehicle returns to base

Safety Check Reporting

  • Reports are captured in real-time
  • Coded for GPS location and date/time of check
  • Instantly available to view in the office
  • Provides a digitised audit trail


  • Each organisation can entirely customise SmartCheck
  • The app is cloud-based
  • Works on industrial handheld computers, Android, and iOS devices
  • Replaces paper-based walk-around checks

Using SmartCheck for Mobile Driver Vehicle Safety Checks

SmartCheck, which replaces the traditional paper-based book used to record walk-around checks, provides transport operators with confidence that vehicle checks are being carried out effectively.

Any check's data is captured in real-time, eliminating the errors and delays associated with having to type data from forms when they are eventually returned to the depot. Any issues that are recorded can be addressed in a timely manner.

SmartCheck keeps an auditable record of all checks, defects, and corrective actions. It includes powerful reporting, as with all Descartes SmartCompliance solutions, to turn vehicle check data into useful management information for maintaining a compliant transport operation.

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Features & Benefits


Captures and stores data

Time, duration and location of vehicle during checks is captured and stored providing assurance that vehicle checks have been conducted.

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Capture Images

Take pictures and submit them to support any vehicle defects and check data submitted, provides advanced information to workshop.

Any device connected to internet

Internet based Software as a Service with role-based password protection

Access to the data, reports and analysis any time and any place you have an internet connection. Data is safe, secure and always available when you need it.

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