You must give each inspection you conduct in the app a ‘Name’. This is a requirement because the name is the unique identifier for that inspection record. We added in the option to have your inspections named automatically to save you time and also to add consistency to the naming process. This can be especially helpful when there are multiple people doing inspections.
You can set up automatic file naming by going to ‘Settings’ in the portal. Here you can decide how you want the files to be named (typically some combination of the date, inspector, VIN, etc), and you can also decide whether or not the person doing the inspection can change the name.
Here is a link to a document that shows in detail how to set this option up: http://inspectaride.com/support/howto/iar-how-to-setup-automatic-file-naming.pdf
If you are using InspectARide to inspect a fleet of vehicles you can now set those vehicles up in the system to make it easier to inspect them. You can quickly add your vehicles, choose what template you want to use for each vehicle and then pre-fill the basic information (VIN, year, make, etc) so that you no longer have to fill it out each time. Once the vehicles are set up you can start a new inspection in the app, pick the vehicle you’re inspecting and you’re ready to go!
Here is a video that shows how to set up your vehicles:
We’re always looking for ways to improve InspectARide so if you have suggestions we want to hear them! Our goal is to continue making the program easier and faster to use and your thoughts/ideas/suggestions help make that happen.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!
You now have a date filter on the Inspections view in the portal. This gives you the ability to customize the view to more easily see only the inspections that you want. You can pick a standard time period (today, yesterday, last week, etc) or set a custom period. When you combine this option with the ‘Search’ field you’ll find that it is easier than ever to get the information you want.
It is now easier to search through your completed inspections in the app. We added a search bar that allows you to search based on the file name and added a quick date range selector that allows you to quickly choose a date range to display inspections from. There is also an option in ‘Settings’ that allows you to change how many days worth of inspections you want displayed by default when you go to ‘Open Previous Inspection’.
These changes were made based on feedback from users like you who were asking for an easier way to open previous inspections. Thanks for all the feedback and we hope these changes save you time!
We recently released some new features that we’re very excited about! Below is a list of the new features. We’ll cover each of them in more detail in coming posts.
- Made it easier to search previous inspections in the app
- Added date filter to the inspections view in the portal
- Added ability to setup ‘Fleet’ vehicles to make it easier to inspect the same vehicle multiple times
- Added Issue Tracking for issues that are found on your fleet vehicles
- Added ability to automate file naming in the app
- Other improvements and bug fixes in both the app and portal
We have added a few new templates designed specifically for doing ‘daily’ inspections. These templates are simplified versions of our more detailed templates and serve as a better option for people who are inspecting vehicles daily and need a simpler checklist. The new templates are:
- Daily Vehicle
- Daily Cargo Van
- Daily Box Truck
As more and more templates get added to our standard template list, it makes it easier for you to find a template that fits what you need, but it also means there will be many templates you don’t need. Because of this, we recently changed how default templates work.
Instead of starting with all of the available templates, you start with just a few. You can add other templates or remove templates you don’t need in the online portal by going to ‘Templates’. Once in the Template section tap on the button for ‘Manage System Templates’. Here you can check what templates you want to add, or deactivate a template you don’t want to use.
This new process makes it easier when setting up new devices since the device will only start out with the templates you’ve set to be active. It also gives you control in that you can be deliberate about what templates are available for use when doing inspections.
We recently added a new template for Box Truck inspections and we have several other templates we’re working on and hope to roll out in the coming weeks!
If you have suggestions on templates you’d liked to see let us know. We’re always looking to make things easier and faster for you.
You now have the ability to add an email address that you want copied on all inspection reports emailed from the app. This makes it easy to get all PDFs from multiple inspectors to go to a single, central email account.
Along with this option, you can choose to ONLY have inspection reports that get emailed from the app to go to this email address instead of going to the email associated with the person doing the inspection. This gives you more control to decide where reports go.
Both of these options are in the ‘Settings’ section of the online portal.
We’re working hard to make InspectARide better everyday! Lots more to come!