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DriveTech to streamline driving licence checking with new electronic service

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DriveTech is launching a new electronic checking service, e-Check, which allows forms to be completed online with an e-signature, reducing time and admin.

The service, which had a soft launch last month, will be fully launched later this month, and can be used by UK and non-UK licence holders.

The e-signature allows DriveTech to conduct a check with the DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland) and report back to the employer (and individual driver) via its online FleetRiskManager portal.

This portal provides business managers with a live view of which drivers in their fleet are eligible to drive, what risks individuals might pose (such as high levels of penalty points), and what licence status exists at any time (to anticipate, for example, expiring photocards).

Employers can then determine which drivers in their fleet might benefit further from driver training support or interventions to help improve overall road safety and improve the business’s risk profile.

Colin Paterson, head of marketing at DriveTech, said that the company was “really encouraged” by the interest shown by its customer during the soft launch.

“We have invested a lot of development time and energy to develop our e-Check system to be a reliable, tested, licencing authority-approved system that can really help streamline this essential but often time-consuming process for responsible employers,” he said. 

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