Month: November 2016

Winter Motoring Tips

Check your tyres as they are obviously key to grip in all weather conditions. Make sure you have the correct legal tread (limit is 1.6mm) and that they are inflated to the correct pressure. Make sure that your battery is well charged. Ensure you have enough antifreeze to stop your engine freezing. Check wipers are […]

Businesses lack clarity when it comes to grey fleet policies

Story from Fleet News. An even greater number, a third (33%) of organisations, believe they face ‘no significant risk’ from those employees who use their own vehicles for work. The findings, from an annual independent study commissioned by Lex Autolease, show the scale of the grey fleet problem facing the industry. Paul Coley, principal consultant […]

Data from a BBC Radio 5 live freedom of information request to the DVLA shows thousands caught driving distracted twice over four years

Almost 10,000 drivers have been caught twice for being distracted while driving, including using a mobile phone, in the last four years. More than 600 people were caught three times and one driver five times, data from a BBC Radio 5 live freedom of information request to the DVLA shows. Road safety charity Brake says […]

Useful information on new residents eligibility to drive in the UK from the DVLA.

New residents may drive here  on the strength of a valid non-EC/EEA driving licence or IDP for a period of 12 months from the date he takes up residence here.  This is provided for in British law through Sections 87 and 88 (5)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Regulation 80 of the Motor Vehicles […]

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Members Conference – 9 November 2016.

Visit Licence Bureau on stand 7 where we are supporting the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme Members Conference at the National Conference Centre Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ this Wednesday.   Click on the images for further Conference Registration and Agenda details.    

Changes to Driver Qualification Card (DQC) issuing procedures

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued a notice to all JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training) registered periodic training centres outlining a change in the procedure for issuing Driver Qualification Cards (DQCs). The purpose of the change is to prevent cards being issued for periods significantly longer than the five-year period […]

Fleets should take a proactive approach to regularly checking the licences of employees, to assess whether they remain suitable to drive on company business and ensure they are adhering to their Duty of Care obligations

With some uncertainty in companies over who uses their car to drive on company business, it’s more vital than ever to check the licences of all employees. Licence Bureau recommends, in line with the Traffic Commissioners, that licence checks are carried out at three-monthly intervals in order for drivers to remain compliant, allowing employers to […]