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Association for Driving Licence Verification shakes up board with new members

ADLV Chris Thornton

The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) board has welcomed a string of new members.

The changes, made in accordance with the association’s founding charter, see Licence Check’s Terry Hiles elected as deputy chair to support the existing chair, Malcolm Maycock of Licence Bureau.

Chris Thornton (pictured) of DriveTech joins as treasurer and Mark Sugden of GBG takes over as secretary and head of marketing.

Kevin Curtis of Driving Monitor remains as technical director.

The new team will set about building on the successes of the ADLV’s first three years and tackling future opportunities, including upcoming issues such as GDPR. 

Within this, the association will continue to raise fleet data access issues with the DVLA and seek to promote awareness of its quality standards with sector procurement managers.

Hiles said: “The next few years will be extremely challenging and exciting for our members as the market is experiencing strong growth.

“On one hand, this is being driven by changes in legislation and sentencing guidelines, requiring improved driver risk assessment.

“On the other hand, there is the widespread inclusion of licence checking as an integral feature in new driver related software applications and recommended operating standards. 

“We also face the introduction of the most significant and far reaching changes in the law relating to the management and processing of personal data in the past 20 years: GDPR.  

“Guiding our members through these changes and looking at opportunities to expand our membership will dominate our agenda for the foreseeable future.”

Maycock said: “The new volunteer committee will renew our impetus and provide an exciting new chapter for the ADLV. 

“The successes of the original board cannot be underestimated as a great deal has happened since our inception.

“Projects completed to date include the initial ADLV setup at the DVLA’s behest, the delivery of eConsent, the inclusion of CPC data, the smooth on boarding of suppliers to ADD and the DVLA annual fee review.

“Naturally, the new board is extremely ambitious and is now working on behalf of the membership across major issues such as: DVLA contracts, GDPR, online processing for DVANI and the extension of CPC data.

"In the long term, there will be a greater amount of real-time data available which will provide huge benefits for Road Safety and the good of all.

“The new board is extremely dynamic with five companies representing a group of intermediaries who undertake over 85% of the online checks at DVLA in that sector. That is why compliant fleets choose ADLV members.”

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