Starlight LLC, a provider of real-time business process solutions for the hauling and recycling industries, and Whip Around, a fleet inspection and maintenance reporting software, announced that the companies will work in partnership to offer Whip Around’s full feature set to Starlight customers through Starlight’s Driver Mobile Application.
Available immediately, Starlight customers will be able to extend the value of the Starlight Driver Application by opting to add Whip Around’s comprehensive, paperless and U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant driver vehicle inspection and reporting (DVIR) capability. Starlight customers can now provide live data and imagery directly to their maintenance staff. This required inspection and report occur entirely within the context of the Starlight Driver Application and extend the value of Starlight by insuring drivers comply with and document all required vehicle inspections before being allowed to perform work or log out of the application.
“We use the Whip Around DVIR system in our own hauling company,” said Bill Bradley, CEO of Starlight LLC, in a statement. “We run all the software we build and integrate with our own fleet of 33 trucks before releasing it to the market. There just isn’t a better way for us to test and validate the value of our product before it goes to Starlight customers, and there isn’t another software provider in the industry that has the unique integrated operating ability to match this.”
“It’s been great getting started with Bill Bradley and the Starlight team,” said Tim Boyle, CEO of Whip Around LLC, in a statement. “Whip Around was born in 2016, originally to help freight companies in New Zealand tackle their paper-based compliance burden. Within a year, the U.S. market was calling loudly. Whip Around now has an office in Charlotte, N.C., as well as Auckland, New Zealand, servicing customers from coast to coast in the U.S. and around the world.”