Getting started with PreDrive

Device Requirements



Enable Auto-sync on Android

Please tick the Auto-sync setting which allows automatic syncing of completed inspections so they're viewable on the website. Find this under:

Settings > Users & Accounts > Automatically sync data
Settings > Accounts > Auto-sync data
Settings > Data Usage > Auto-sync Data

Apple IOS Sync

AutoSync on IOS devices is every 30 minutes or you can click on that 3 dots and select Sync Database.

Sign In

Start PreDrive by tapping the app icon predrive_app_icon and then enter a Driver's User ID and PIN. If you are a Tachomaster worker (not user), your login is the same for the same company.

For all images below, Android is on the left, IOS is on the right.
Sign In

Start a new Inspection

After you have Signed In successfully, tap Perform an Inspection to start the process.
Perform Inspection

Select the Vehicle or Trailer (or both)

Start typing any part of the Vehicle reg or Trailer code and pick from the suggestions.

Select Vehicles

Select the Inspection to carry out

Checklist Inspections must be performed on vehicles before they can be driven.
Damage Reports are for reporting incidents.

Tap Checklist Inspection
Select Inspection Type

Pick the checklist

The Checklist being carried out in the screenshots has some of possible options enabled:

Vehicle fields

Trailer fields

The images below illustrate how this looks.



This is the main Checklist. Each row is a check that is intended for the vehicle or trailer or both. Each check can be passed (ticked) or failed (crossed).

Checklist options

You can long press a check to show additional options for it at the top of the screen:
Additional options for Checks

The following icons are displayed:


Comments can be associated with a check.



Multiple photos can be associated with a check.



These are fixed comments that provide extra information about a check, e.g. Repaired, Replaced, Part Ordered.

List of Tags

These options can be applied to either a vehicle or the trailer being Inspected.

Work your through the Checklist until Checklist Complete is displayed.


This Checklist has the damage option enabled so the driver can draw on a diagram and pick a description for it.
Again, you can take photos and other options by long pressing on the row.
Damage Capture


This screen allows recording of any additional comments.

Sign and Finish

If the driver has had to fail important checks that impact the vehicle's road-worthiness the declaration text (at the top) can read that the driver agrees NOT to drive. In this case the defects do not require tghe vehicle off road. VOR or PG9 check items can be setup and the declaration is automatically changed by check type failures. A counter-signature can also be added.