The ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification) is expecting a marked increase in online licence checks from local authorities after the DVLA ends its driver licence check (DLC) service in December.
Currently, local authorities can use the DLC to verify the licences of employees and private hire drivers.
However, the Government Gateway access, which is used by the DVLA to authenticate users of the DLC, will no longer be available after December 1, 2018.
Kevin Curtis, technical director at ADLV, said: “With the demise of this service, the ADLV expects that its online services will now prove to be extremely popular with local authority fleet managers seeking to both remain compliant and observe the highest standards of public safety.
“The secure online services that we offer will automate the processes involved and allow us to repeat checks over a three-year period.
“With this in mind, we expect a highly positive response.”