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License Plate Tag Expiration date

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  • Aleksandar Petkovic

    We are expanding functionality on our "Custom" tab in job edit to allow for custom labels. You could name one of the available date fields to "Tag Expiration" and save it that way. However, that won't really solve your reporting problem. The vehicles you are referring to are not currently impounded, correct? Where are you currently saving those vehicles? Are you creating a job for each vehicle then placing that vehicle in "storage" at an impound lot defined in DA?

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  • Bill Weihrouch

    Actually, They are. With impounds in Colorado, we force them to get their registration current or make them hire a licensed tow operator to tow the car from the yard.

    Every car I've towed for the last 10 or so years has been put into DA. We use the system in DA to perform our releases as well. I have complained about the lack of this field for years. I don't understand why everyone fights recording plate expiration.

    I would adopt it with this version, especially if you're thinking of developing a non consent, impound side to your software. Much of the private parkers we do are because the plates have expired and the car has been deemed abandoned.

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  • Bill Weihrouch

    I wanted to make one more comment about the license expiration date. We need the expiration date of the license plate when we call the local PD to report impounding a vehicle. If the driver were able to enter all the information for the tow into the app (and software for that matter) then the dispatcher has everything they need to make that call. These calls need to be made less than 30 minutes from the time the car is taken from the property.

    The way it is now, the driver has to stop, call the office, update them on the side with  the exp date, then continue in. For the most part, if they are going to go through all that, they might as well call them in themselves.

    Expediency and fluidity of function is the name of the game here and our drivers could gain one or two cars on their totals for the night if they didn't have this bottleneck in the software...

    How hard can it be? You already have the plate field, why can't you add a single field to record month/date info for it?

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  • Aleksandar Petkovic

    I certainly like the idea and you make a great case for it. We'll add it to an upcoming beta release.

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