New online risk management tool designed for private fleets

by James Menzies

ORLANDO, Fla. –Vigillo has developed an online risk management tool for private fleets, which the company said helps fleets “develop operational improvements and identify and avoid risk.”

The Vigillo system helps a fleet identify risk within their operation and make their employees more accountable for risk management, the company claims.

Every employee at the company is provided with a unique password so they can access the site, Steven Bryan, CEO of Vigillo, told Truck News at the Technology and Maintenance Council meetings. Tasks can then be assigned to employees, specific to their responsibilities and job functions.

Drivers travelling into the US, for instance, may be instructed to complete drug-and-alcohol testing requirements.

Employees can use the site’s forms to feed information, such as best practices, back into the system, Bryan explained.

If an employee fails to complete the tasks or training required of them, exception reports are filed and management can then take the appropriate action.

“At the end of the day, the system directly puts a process in place that manages high-risk sources,” Bryan said. “Those critical things that can put you out of business, cost you money, land you in jail -those are the things you need to be in control of.”

Developing a risk management program must first involve communicating the plan to employees, and that’s what the Vigillo system is designed to assist with, Bryan explained.

The system is available on a subscription basis and costs about $1,000/year for a small fleet, including set-up. Vigillo creates the online portal, which is customized for the customer’s individual requirements. Three fleets are currently using the system as part of a pilot project in the US and Bryan said the company hopes to enter the Canadian market as well. The company was planning to roll the system out commercially this spring. Private fleets are the ideal target market, said Bryan, “because their concept of risk is broader than just the truck fleet.”

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