An updated driving licence checking module from Chevin has cut the time for checks with the DVLA from two days to a maximum of one hour.
Available as a standalone product or as part of the company's FleetWave enterprise level fleet software, it uses new DVLA technology that allows faster access to data.
Ashley Sowerby, managing director, said: “This is simply the fastest and easiest way to check driving licence data about company car, van and truck users.
“All you have to do is get a mandate signed by the driver, which is available within the module, then mark the record for checking and everything else happens automatically.
"Results showing any convictions are then returned by the DVLA much more quickly than previously available.”
Sowerby said that the system would often complete checks in real-time but that there was a service guarantee that it would be returned within one hour.
“Accuracy of driver licence checking is essential for fleet risk management but having access to faster checks is very, very useful," he addded.
"For example, when a new employee joins the company or there is a questionmark over an existing driver.”