Licence Bureau has praised vehicle fleet operators for their focus on driver safety and compliance despite the business challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Andy Jackson, head of finance at Imosphere
The Association for Driver Licence Verification (ADLV) has urged fleets to maintain frequent online checking of driving licences as lockdown eases in the UK.
The process for updating new endorsements and points on a licence also remains unaffected, says the DVLA.
Oxford Direct Services (ODS) says it is meeting its compliance agenda across an owned and grey fleet equating to almost 600 vehicles thanks to Licence Check’s DAVIS platform.
Licence Bureau says businesses of all sizes need to ensure drivers have a permit to drive legally.
CBVC Vehicle Management says it has seen major benefits from introducing e-licence checking, including reduced time in achieving driver approval and improved compliance levels.
Licence Check has seen a 79% year-on-year increase in licence checks, figures from the DVLA show.
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Newly-released driving licence data shows that 80,855 driving licences have nine points – three away from a totting-up ban if incurred within three years.
Licence Check has increased the number of options available within its Driver and Vehicle Information Solution (DAVIS) to collect driver details.
It says businesses are at risk of breaching their duty of care obligations after more than 150,000 drivers, who took their driving test outside Britain, obtained a UK licence last year.
Fleet operators are tackling a “forest of fires” thanks, in part, to the Government being unable to set the agenda because of Brexit, says ACFO chairman John Pryor.
New compliance supergroup aims to ‘blow opposition out of the water’.
Fleets are being reminded that drivers may need an international driving permit (IDP) if they are going to drive abroad in the event of a no deal Brexit.
Licence checking company blames the continued growth in personal leasing and the increased tax burden for some company car users.
An increase in the number of smart motorways, which rely on advanced traffic management (ATM) cameras, could give fleets a compliance problem.
The ADLV is expecting a marked increase in online licence checks from local authorities after the DVLA ends its driver licence check service in December.
After August 25 automated driving licence checks via third party providers will not be possible unless updated GDPR-compliant driver permission is obtained.
The Association for Driving Licence Verification recommending monthly checks should be carried out on drivers with more than nine points as a matter of best-practice.
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