Vehicle Defect Clearing Service (VDCS)
As part of the Automechanika Academy Commercial Vehicles Conference 2015, Tariq Al Falahi, the section head of Industry Development and Freight Planning with the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi presented the department’s approach towards establishing minimum safety standards for goods vehicles in Abu Dhabi. The presentation addressed three key aspects of road safety—driver fatigue, maintenance management and parking violations.Jamal Al Sadah presented the Vehicle Defect Clearing Service (VDCS) project that is designed to improve compliance to the policies and guidelines for vehicular safety laid down by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. The service works in conjunction with a Centralized Inspection System and a Vehicle Safety Database to detect, record, analyze, implement, and report non-compliances for heavy vehicles in the Emirate. The system uses an Operators and Vehicles Risk Rating to determine the likelihood of non-compliance and seeks to increase the number of compliant fleet operators in Dubai and the UAE.