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FTA aims to make driver licence checking easy

The Freight Transport Association, in conjunction with Licence Bureau, is now offering a driver licence checking service specifically tailored for FTA members.

Health and safety legislation requires companies to have a robust procedure for checking the licences of everyone driving their vehicles, whether HGVs, buses, coaches, vans or company cars.

But the internal checking of licences is often time-consuming and inefficient. Crucially, revoked, disqualified, provisional and expired licences cannot always be identified when checked this way, particularly if drivers have duplicate licences.

The driver licence checking service means that this labour-intensive job can be managed on behalf of customers. Licence Bureau’s experience shows that companies using its services can achieve a high level of driver compliance within the first 3-6 weeks of enrolment in the scheme.

Customers will have 24/7 access to online driver reports through a dedicated website, enabling managers to produce their own tailor-made reports.

Licence Bureau also provides customers with same-day alerts for high risk drivers.

The report includes:
• Licence status – full or provisional
• Licence category detail – categories entitled to drive, expiry dates and information codes
• Full details of disqualifications, endorsements, offence dates or conviction dates
• Licence expiry alert
• LGV/PCV entitlement and category expiry alert
• Photo card expiry alert

For further information on the FTA driver licence checking service click here.

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