Licence monitoring company LicenceCheck is leading the market for real-time licence checking, it says.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed it is responsible for 56% of all DVLA checks on the new ADD (Access to Driver Data) service which has been made available to licence checking operators.
And, with the DVLA having officially confirmed that the older overnight EDECS batch service for licence checking will cease from April 1, 2016, all current service providers will need to switch to the ADD service in the near future.
The announcement from the DVLA also means that customers should see slightly keener prices filter through the market from April next year, thanks to efficiency savings and growth in the market, says LicenceCheck.
Richard Brown, managing director of LicenceCheck, says that 2015 has been a pivotal year for the driving licence, and the introduction of a real time service has been a revolutionary step for licence checking and the associated demands on companies to ensure they are duty-of-care compliant.
He continued: “Naturally, a major step change such as the move to ADD, has had its teething problems for the industry, but we have seen great success with real time.
“We’re thrilled to have set the standard for the licence checking industry by being the first to announce our product, and now by leading the market for the number of real-time licence checks.”
Alongside the success of real time, LicenceCheck also launched its Davis fleet management system this year, which offers a modular approach allowing customers to create a solution to meet their particular needs.