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Driving Monitor launches new DVLA real-time paperless licence checking service

Kevin Curtis, managing director of Driving Monitor, commented: “This is another great leap forward in our technical platform now allowing employers to verify the status of their employees’ licences within seconds. Traditionally we’ve had to rely on the DVLA ‘batch’ processing model where we send a volume of licence checking data via a secure channel to the DVLA – and then wait for the ‘batch’ of results to be returned. The batch route means we only have one window per evening in every weekday to process licence checks, whereas this new system is based on an ‘on-demand’ real-time service 24/7.

“The new platform has opened up a whole range of new services we can offer with instant real-time checks. For example, hiring a vehicle relied on a driver producing both parts of their licence, something that won’t be possible after June this year. With this new service we’re now able to perform an instant check with the driver giving consent via the new eConsent service we launched in December 2014. We can also get instant results when a driver completes our Driving Monitor risk assessment profiler, meaning the DVLA data is right up-to-date allowing the risk assessment to be 100% accurate instantly.”

The service is being offered by the firm to further enhance its risk profiling platform. There’s also a 7 Secrets to Licence Checks free guide that’s been produced in conjunction and is available to download from the DrivingMonitor.com website.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.