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.