Taking employee driving licence verification to a new level. Article from Truck and Track the Haulage and Logistics buyers magazine

In 2014 Licence Bureau Ltd of Hemel Hempstead launched Compliance Managed Services (CMS), an online portal which proactively keeps tabs on a company’s drivers, highlighting any potential risks or non-compliance issues. Licence Bureau’s system flags these up according to the level of risk – critical, high, medium or low – and provides an auditable Health-and-Safety trail that enables companies to adhere to their duty-of-care obligations. And so on Stand 4D128 at the 2015 CV Show, fleet managers and other interested visitors will be able to see for themselves how the CMS portal can provide them with a comprehensive licence compliance and risk management platform.

The law is clear – a company has a legal duty-of-care to its employees regardless of vehicle ownership, so that, for example, the grey fleet of owner-drivers needs to be managed in exactly the same way as company owned or leased vehicles. However, because grey fleet vehicles are not supplied by a company, a fleet manager faces unique problems in trying to manage the safety of those vehicles, and checks still need to be carried out on licences, business insurance, MOTs, servicing, car tax and driver health declarations. Licence Bureau will handle all that reporting for you.

In 2015 Licence Bureau is extending its CMS portal to integrate telematics and accident management data feeds, both of which can track potential non-compliance issues. The next challenge to be met by Licence Bureau will be from 8th June 2015 on, when the familiar paper counterpart will no longer be issued by the DVLA for the photocard licence.

Last year Licence Bureau celebrated its one millionth licence check on behalf of corporate customers, which include Network Rail, Severn Trent Water, Skanska and Scottish Enterprise. Licence Bureau has been the Freight Transport Association’s approved licence checking partner since April 2012. Its Managing Director Malcolm Maycock is Chairman of the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV), set up to regulate the licence verification industry.

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