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New digital licence scanning product launched by Licence Bureau

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A new digital licence scanning solution has been launched by Licence Bureau, part of the TTC Group, on its Continuum platform.

The technology allows drivers to scan their licences via a camera on their laptop, smartphone or tablet and auto-populates the relevant data on to the D906 e-declaration form. It is then sent to the DVLA, allowing Licence Bureau to check the drivers’ status in seconds, it claims.

In previous years, drivers have had to ‘wet-sign’ a D906 form and send it as hard copy to Licence Bureau which, it says, often caused delays in getting driver checks completed.

The process was expedited by the introduction of e-declaration forms, allowing drivers to sign documents online, however this process was dependant on drivers having an email address.

Even today, some 20% of drivers do not have a useable personal or company email address to allow them to receive and sign forms, which causes delays and creates additional problems for busy managers, says Licence Bureau.

To help combat this issue, the licence-checking company has introduced the new scanning functionality to the Continuum platform.

The software also allows managers to scan their drivers’ licences remotely and, with drivers’ permissions, can easily complete the checks from their own computers via a guest log-in function.

Jim Kirkwood, CEO of the TTC Group, said: “This licence scanning technology will allow more companies and drivers the ability to complete licence scans and checks far quicker than before.

“By speeding up the process, drivers are able to get back on the roads quicker and not have to worry about email addresses or wet signatures, and time is freed for busy managers to concentrate on other tasks.”

The mandate is for three years and allows Licence Bureau to check the driver details whenever the company or employer requests. At the end of the three years Licence Bureau will then go through the ADD D906 mandate process again.

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