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New changes add to ease of use for CFC’s Licence Link

Changes have been made to CFC Solutions’ fleet driver licence checking software to add to its ease of use.

A simple but important change is that information in driver mandate forms – which authorise an employee to allow their employers to check their licence information with the DVLA – is now pre-populated, meaning that all the driver has to do is sign and return the document that has been e-mailed to them.

Neville Briggs, managing director at CFC, said: “Risk management continues to be a subject that more and more fleets are taking seriously and, as a result, adoption of Licence Link is continuing at a rapid pace. It is now in use by fleets totalling tens of thousands of drivers.

“These latest detail enhancements are designed to increase the ease of use of the product. The whole ethos behind Licence Link is that it is simple to adopt and use but very effective, and these latest changes underline that approach.”

Free to adopt, Licence Link is designed to help employers simplify the routine task of regularly checking car and van driver licence information through a web based system.

Once basic driving licence information is entered onto Licence Link, fleet managers can choose how often automatic checks are made with the DVLA database – for example, annually for low mileage drivers or more often for high mileage, high risk employees.

Risk summary reports will automatically group drivers into different levels of risk group – for example, those with 1-3, 4-7, 8-12 and 12 plus points, and Licence Link can be set up so that those with higher numbers of points are checked more often.

Automatic alerts are sent to the fleet manager if the DVLA checks show changes to endorsements, the categories of vehicle that an employee is allowed to drive or if there are critical licence events such as disqualification or a photo card expiring.

Further features in Licence Link include the ability to upload and store document scans against each driver record, such as an image of each driver’s licence and driver declarations. These files are held online and encrypted for security purposes.

Access to Licence Link is via a credit payment scheme. To run checks, a company buys credits in advance and as each licence check is made, the system displays the credits remaining, providing a constant balance reminder for the fleet manager.

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