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Fleets fail to continue to check licences

One in five fleets are failing to regularly recheck driving licences after carrying out an initial check, according to CFC Solutions.

The company reports that around a fifth of companies that have undertaken checks using its Licence Link software do not have any plans to see if the status of their drivers has changed – notably by gathering more penalty points – even though advice from ACFO is to recheck every six months.

Neville Briggs, managing director at CFC, said: “There is varying guidance on how often driving licences should be rechecked with the DVLA.

"ACFO recommends every six months but we reccomend that if a driver has a high number of points – eight or more – then their employer should be running a check much more often, perhaps every month.

“However, what has surprised us is the relatively high number of fleets who appear to be treating driving licence checks as a ‘once only’ exercise.”

CFC advises that the frequency of driving licence rechecks should be made based on how many points a driver has on their licence.

For most fleets, the guidance is annually for those with no points, every six months for those with 1-3, every three months for those with 4-7, and every month for those with 8-12.

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