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Contactless licence checks keep fleets safe during pandemic

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Licence Link has enhanced its real-time licence checking system with a new electronic declaration feature, ensuring fast and contactless licence checks.

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Licence Link’s new electronic declaration feature helps ensure fast and contactless licence checks

The recently introduced service enables drivers to digitally sign and authorise checks to their licence, requiring zero contact with the office admin team, preventing any potential spread of coronavirus.

Upon gaining approval, Licence Link returns the driver’s record to the fleet manager in real-time, speeding up the whole process so drivers can get out on the road with minimal disruption, whilst fleet managers / HR can ensure drivers are compliant.

“It’s easy, an electronic declaration can be sent straight to the driver to digitally sign and approve their licence check. There’s no need for a physical signature, avoiding any unnecessary interaction. Since GDPR was introduced, it’s vital to get approval to look up a licence with the DVLA and we wanted to make sure that Licence Link does all of the hard work for you,” said Melvin Jeffers, sales & customer relations leader for Licence Link.

The business is a member of the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) and all data is held securely and compliant with ISO 27001 guidelines.

The firm’s service has had the thumbs up from Andy Bealing, fleet manager at Exeter City Council, who said the adoption of a digital process had been essential during lockdown.

“We have a large fleet of drivers who have been working throughout the Covid crisis, including civil enforcement officers who’ve been delivering welfare packages to the vulnerable in our community. Thanks to Licence Link, we can keep on top of all driver licences, CPC and digital tachograph cards. Their digital checking service allows us to provide a safe and efficient service to our community, making sure we are compliant with the DVLA at all times.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.