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Driving Monitor launches new licence checking service

Driving Monitor has launched a real-time driver licence checking service which allows fleets instant access to DVLA data.

Kevin Curtis, managing director of Driving Monitor, said: “This is another great leap forward in our technical platform now allowing employers to verify the status of their employees’ licences within seconds.

“Traditionally we’ve had to rely on the DVLA ‘batch’ processing model where we send a volume of licence checking data via a secure channel to the DVLA and then wait for the ‘batch’ of results to be returned.

“The batch route means we only have one window per evening in every weekday to process licence checks, whereas this new system is based on an on-demand real-time service.

“The new platform has opened up a whole range of new services we can offer with instant real-time checks.

“For example, hiring a vehicle relied on a driver producing both parts of their licence, something that won’t be possible after June this year.

“With this new service we’re now able to perform an instant check with the driver giving consent via the new eConsent service we launched in December 2014.

“We can also get instant results when a driver completes our Driving Monitor risk assessment profiler, meaning the DVLA data is right up-to-date allowing the risk assessment to be 100% accurate instantly.”

Driving Monitor has also produced a free 7 Secrets to Licence Checks guide that has been produced in conjunction with this new service.

It can be downloaded from DrivingMonitor’s website.

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