Macpherson goes for smart daily checks

Mobile Solutions’ SmartCheck vehicle defect recording system has been chosen by Derbyshire-based Macpherson Coaches.

The family firm has nine coaches and seven buses. .

The company’s drivers use their smartphones to run the SmartCheck application, compatible with Android and Apple, to record the results of their walk-round checks, replacing paper-based systems.

Says MD Neil Macpherson: “We finish with an electronic record, not paper documentation, which makes the information much easier to store.

“The system is very simple to use, and the drivers like it. They can use SmartCheck when they’re away, and it matches up with the tachograph.”

Macpherson Coaches is also using SmartCheck’s facility to capture photos within the defect report. This means that if a driver has a fault when away from the depot, they can take a picture and send it back to base with the system – making it easier and quicker to resolve problems.