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ADLV and DVLA to create real-time licence checking system

The recently launched Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) is now working closely with the DVLA on a new digital service for fleet customers to check driving licence data in real-time.

Subject to licence holder consent, the new secure digital web services technology will enable ADLV members, and other organisations meeting DVLA requirements who sign up to the service, to perform 24/7 real-time licence checks for the first time.

The new system, which is scheduled for launch in early 2015, will also enable faster batch processing of licence data.

Ultimately, it is intended that the new service will replace the DVLA’s current Electronic Driver Entitlement Checking Service (EDECS) system, which is used by members of the ADLV to provide secure driver licence information to many UK fleet operators of all sizes across UK industry.

Fleet users of the service will also continue to have access to comprehensive management reporting on driver checks using the services of approved operators of the ADLV.

Kevin Curtis the ADLV’s technical director said: “By working closely with the DVLA on this new platform ADLV members can deliver 24/7 real-time checking and faster batch processing for fleet users. This will be a major advance over the current service and as such the new system will re-define best practice across the sector.”

Eddie Eusebi, a founder member of the ADLV, added: “The formation of the ADLV means that we are able to work with the DVLA on many different fronts ensuring best practice and compliance for our members.”



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  • Steve - 23/10/2014 13:14

    Didn't I read recently in Fleet News that there is soon to be a new on-line driver licence checking facility (Share My Driving Record), which at least to begin with, will be free to Fleet operators? What's the latest?

    • christopher.smith - 23/10/2014 13:24

      @Steve - It's a fair point. The 'Share my licence record' is a more manual facility, where the driver can manually log in and give permission for a nominated party to view their licence record. It's intended to replace the act of physically checking a paper licence, and the driver's permission is required to meet data protection laws. The system referred to by the ADLV is an update to their current practice of getting a driver to sign a mandate, which allows checks for up to X years, and then returns the fleet manager results for their request, overnight. The DVLA 'Share' system is unlikely to replace a licence checking service for those who use one at present.

  • davidwaller5075 - 23/10/2014 17:06

    Sounds like the vested interest of a few operators will lead to there being only a cost-based system in existence before too long - surprise, surprise.....

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