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Licence Check achieves record breaking quarter

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Licence Check has seen a 79% year-on-year increase in licence checks carried out in the second quarter of the financial year, July-September 2019, versus the same quarter last year, figures from the DVLA show.

This is a 43% increase over quarter one (April-June 2019) and represents a fantastic achievement for the company which has seen a steady rise in licence checks over the past 18 months, and a record number of checks in the last quarter.

Licence Check general manager Terry Hiles said the latest set of record results from the DVLA were testimony to the hard work the company had been carrying out in the last 18 months.

“We are delighted with these results as they clearly demonstrate that innovation has been instrumental in growing the business over the last 18 months, as well as showing the agility, and in-house skills, to adapt our solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of the fleet manager.“

At the same time as unveiling its record results, Licence Check, which is now part of the Ebbon-Dacs group, announced a series of new releases to bring new functionality to the Fleet File product within DAVIS, including enhanced data look ups, compliance checks and reporting for company owned or leased vehicles

A year ago, Licence Check enhanced DAVIS with the launch of Fleet File, providing users with a database for managing compliance around their fleet vehicles, looking up and storing all relevant vehicle information, including age, tax, MOT and CO2 emissions and recording accidents.

From December, a new roadworthiness check will be available within Fleet File enabling drivers to carry out essential basic vehicle checks including fluid levels, wipers and tyre tread and pressure, and record within DAVIS. New features also include enhanced vehicle look up which stores manufacturer's recommended service interval guidelines and automated mileage recording prompts for drivers. 

DAVIS clients are now also able to option a tailor-made driver task, a flexible task-based action where the driver is required to perform a particular action, or response, and confirm they have done so by declaration.

For example, there may be a requirement within some organisations to take a pledge, such as a commitment to driving safely, or pledge to reduce environmental impact by car sharing. Due to the bespoke nature of this development, a one-off fee will apply.

Ebbon-Dacs director Craig Gibbin said: “This new set of record results really show the impact of all the hard work and effort put in by the team at Derby.

“It’s also clear that the important new functionality we are adding to DAVIS is having a positive impact on improving efficiency, transparency and performance when managing driver and vehicle compliance.”

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