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DVLA runs V5C on Demand pilot

The service provides fleet operators with options around whether they prefer physical V5C documents or not and is currently open to companies registered on the DVLA’s fleet scheme, with new companies to be added to the scheme over the coming weeks.

Companies that have volunteered will have their V5C registration certificate suppressed, as they will be able to view the vehicle details via the DVLA’s View Vehicle Record (VVR) enquiry service. Firms buying new vehicles will have a marker set against their fleet code when the dealer registers the vehicle via the Automated First Registration and Licensing (AFRL) system.

The system has already had positive feedback from MC Rental, which said: “When MC Rental heard about the V5C suppression project we were keen to take part due to the potential benefits. When approached by the DVLA to pilot the scheme we were more than happy to assist for the system to become useable to us as quickly as possible.

“As our fleet has grown significantly in recent years so has our administration activity. The time, cost and storage capacity savings were all key elements in our decision. Alongside the VVR enquiry service we can now see our fleet details in a much more manageable and effective way.

“As a dynamic, forward-thinking company we are always looking for new advancements. The efficiencies offered by this, particularly in reduced administration time can be transferred into offering our customers an even better service. We believe the resources we have invested in piloting this scheme in the short term will be outweighed by the long term benefits to ourselves and therefore our customers.”

To find out more about the V5C on Demand pilot, email [email protected] for more information.

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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.