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DriveTech stops standalone licence checking service

Licence checking companies report surge in business

Driver training solutions provider DriveTech is to stop offering licence checking as a standalone service to new and existing customers.

The move follows a strategic review of the AA-owned fleet risk solutions and driver training provider, resulting in the decision that ‘licence-check only’ customers would be better served by a dedicated licence check provider.

Following “a thorough review of sector providers in the UK” Licence Bureau has been selected as its licence check only partner.

Charlie Norman, DriveTech’s managing director said: “This is no way an indication of our intention to withdraw from this marketplace. In fact, we are placing strategic focus on ensuring we add value in this sector where we believe our portfolio of services are second to none.

“This decision has been taken to better focus on developing our driver training services and risk management business and provide scope to further enhance our range of products and services that help customers to reduce road risk, save money and protect their corporate reputation.

“We were very impressed at our new partner Licence Bureau’s knowledge, expertise and deep-rooted commitment to supporting companies in optimising their vehicle and licence compliance.

“We look forward to a successful working relationship. Our core strength is in providing a range of services including driver risk assessment, driver e-learning and on-road training interventions alongside licence checking as part of a holistic, full-service provision.”

Malcolm Maycock, Licence Bureau’s managing director, said: “DriveTech and its parent AA have a first-class reputation in the corporate sector, and we are proud that DriveTech has chosen us as its official ‘licence check only’ provider.

“Both companies have a very similar ethos and values when it comes to reducing fleet risk and improving road safety, and our team look forward to providing a first-class service to these customers.

“This announcement reinforces Licence Bureau as the UK’s largest licence check provider completing nearly 600,000 licence checks annually."

The partnership will also see Licence Bureau recommend DriveTech driver training solutions to its customer base.


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