Additional EVIR Help: From the home screen of the tablet, tap Tools ⇒ Help ⇒ EVIRHelp.
- New Inspection – This tab displays information relevant to the asset about to be inspected and allows a new inspection to begin.
- History – This tab displays the inspection history of all assets inspected with this tablet.
- Inspection Types – This tab allows the user to favorite the inspections they use most and check for updates to the installed inspection configurations.
- Last Inspection – This provides information on the last vehicle inspected, including whether the vehicle is safe to drive or in need of repair. In this example, the previous inspection is unavailable. If defects are present, a total will be displayed in case there is more than one defect noted in a previous inspection.
- Start New Inspection – This begins the vehicle inspection process.
- Flashlight – Tapping this button will activate the built in LED flashlight on the tablet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a Zone tag?
A: A zone tag is affixed to the asset and will be read during an inspection. These Zones signify areas where the inspection is to be performed. The location and number of zones vary on the asset and inspection configuration. Example Zones include: Left Front, Engine, Cab, or Right Rear.
Q: What is a Component?
A: When performing an inspection, each zone will have a list of components that should be inspected. After reading a zone tag, the related list of components will be displayed. Example Components include: Tire, Fan belt, Emergency brake, or Turn Signal.
Q: What is a Condition?
A: When performing an inspection, each zone will list the components being inspected. The Condition of each of those components should be determined. Example Conditions include: Broken, Missing, Bent, or Torn.
Q: What is Defect Status?
A: When an inspection is performed, a defect status is set based on conditions defined by the inspector. If the inspector determines that a noted Condition is a Critical Defect, the status of the asset will be RED and the asset will be OOS (Out of Service) and not drivable. If the inspector determines that a noted Condition is a Conditional Defect or Non-Critical Defect, the status of the asset will be YELLOW and the asset will be considered drivable. If the inspector determines that there are no noted Conditions, the asset’s defect status will be GREEN.
Q: Why does the tablet say “Do Not Drive” but my inspection was Green?
A: The overall asset status is determined by the most severe defect status. If there was a previous inspection that reported a RED defect that has not been marked as repaired by the mechanic, the status of the asset remains RED.
Attaching A Photo
If an inspection requires a photograph of a damaged component, you can use the camera built into the tablet to include the photo with the inspection. After tapping No, indicating that not all elements are ok, select the Component to define the condition and then tap Add Pictures at the top.
It is possible to add up to three (3) photos per defect and a total of five (5) photos per inspection.
Once an inspection is complete, the inspection will upload, but the photos will be pending until the tablet is able to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Favorite Inspection Types
From the EVIR home screen, tapping Inspection Types in the left column will display all of the inspection types loaded on the tablet. Inspection types that are used more frequently can be set as a favorite by tapping the Star along the right side of the inspection type. Any inspection type that has been set as a favorite will display at the Top of the inspection type list when performing a new inspection.
Review Previous Inspections
To review an asset’s previous inspections, open the EVIR application by tapping on the tile. Then, once in the application, select the History button in the left column.
The list can be filtered by Inspection Type or by Asset if the tablet is used to inspect more than one asset.
View the Details of the previous inspection by tapping on the inspection in the list. Zones without defects will be grouped and zones with a reported defect will be displayed at the top of the list.
Missing Or Unreadable Zone Tag
If you are performing an inspection and a zone tag is missing or will not read, you may need to perform an Unverified inspection.
To perform the Unverified inspection, tap and hold the zone that you need to inspect. You will then be prompted for your Driver ID and PIN. Once you have entered this information, you will perform the inspection as you would any other zone.
Unverified inspections are tagged in Ground Traffic Control and should only be done when necessary. In some cases, your dispatcher may instruct you not to proceed if a zone tag is missing or unreadable.
8-Step EVIR Process
- Identify Yourself – Log in by scanning your operator card or entering your Driver ID and PIN.
- Start an Inspection – Open the EVIR application and tap “Start Inspection”.
- Choose the Inspection Type – Pre-trip, Student check, Tractor/Trailer, etc.
- Identify the Asset – Read the asset tag.
- Review the Previous Inspection – Acknowledge defects and any required repairs.
- Enter the Odometer – If prompted, enter the current odometer reading.
- Perform the Inspection – Read all zone tags and confirm the inspection.
- Dock the Tablet – The inspection will upload once docked.
- Log into the tablet using a driver card and PIN or by manually typing the driver ID and PIN.
- Open the EVIR application by tapping the home tile. Tap “Start Inspection”. If ZLogs is installed on the tablet, you may be prompted to go “On Duty” before proceeding.
- Choose the inspection type and tap Continue.
- Read the asset tag located in the cab of the asset.
- Review the previous inspection and acknowledge any defects or repairs that have been performed.
- In some instances, the inspection may require the manual entry of the asset's odometer value. Enter the value when prompted.
- Perform the inspection: The tablet LED will illuminate blue when the reader is active. Placing the bottom left corner of the tablet near the first zone tag will read the tag. An audible beep may be heard after successfully reading the tag if sound is on. If a tag is missing or not installed on the asset, press and hold the corresponding zone to perform an “Unverified” inspection. This will require the entry of the driver PIN, and the zone will be marked as “Unverified” but will allow you to complete the inspection. Unless specified, zones can be inspected in any order.
- Enter the condition of the zone: Tap “Mark all OK” if no defects are found. Continue to the next zone and read the zone tag. If a defect is found, tap the defective component from the list and then tap the condition. If the component or defect is not listed, tapping “Other” will allow for manual entry.
- “Is it Safe to Drive?”: Tapping “Yes” will indicate a non-critical defect and the asset is drivable. Tapping “No” indicates a critical defect and the asset is not drivable. If an incorrect defect type is marked, tapping the trash bin in the upper right corner will allow re-selection of the defect. After the defect is entered, tap “Save”. Additional defects can be noted. If no other defects exist, tap “Save”.
- Repeat steps 7-10 for each of the remaining zones. All zones should be marked with a Green, Yellow, or Red icon. If a zone was completed incorrectly, re-read the zone tag and repeat steps 7-10.
- Once all zones have been completed, including optional trailer zones, tap “Continue”. If one or more zones were not completed, a prompt will display indicating the submission of an “Incomplete Inspection”.
- Tap the check box in the lower left corner and submit the inspection.
- Dock the tablet firmly in the dock to upload the inspection.