Jaama has joined the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV).
Jaama’s electronic driver entitlement checking service (EDECS) is used by a wide range of fleets and contract hire and leasing companies to check the validity of employees’ driving licences.
The service is available as a stand-alone product, or can be integrated within Jaama’s Key2 Vehicle Management software providing a comprehensive driver management audit trail embracing their safety record and points history.
The ADLV was launched last month in part as a response to the end of year abolition of the current photocard driving licence paper counterpart.
The new trade body aims to provide fleet users with responsible and secure access to DVLA driving licence data utilising EDECS, which Jaama already does.
The DVLA plans to provide its own service to fleets from the New Year, but the ADLV says its members will “provide employers with a new and comprehensive alternative for validating the driver entitlement data for their employees”.
The ADLV added: “To ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained, the ADLV will conduct regular audits of members and operate within a strict code of conduct to ensure that the DVLA’s data assurance standards are met.
Jaama’s EDECS service works on an online batch e-processing basis, subject to licence holder consent, where as the planned DVLA service is expected to operate on a single query ad-hoc basis requiring drivers to register their consent every time their employer wishes to access their driver record from the Government agency.
Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “Jaama has for many years provided a first-class and critically secure facility for employers to check the driving licences of their at-work drivers.
“Joining ADLV changes nothing for our customers except that we will work in partnership with the organisation and the DVLA in the development of the next generation of the EDECS licence checking service."
“However, Jaama’s service is much more than a driving licence validation facility. Our driver licence checking service means that not only is the administrative burden greatly reduced for customers, but they have all information on drivers and their vehicles held in one central database, building a combined intelligent profile and highlighting exceptions.”