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Licence Check targets larger fleets with driving licence and ID Card Data Reader

Licence Check has unveiled its new driving licence and ID Card Data Reader, intended to help fleets, especially larger vehicle operators, enhance driver licence checking procedures.

Richard Brown, managing director of Licence Check

Richard Brown, managing director of Licence Check, says the new licence car reader provides an additional level of consistent and repeatable security checking

The new Card Data Reader (CDR), available as part of the davis (driver and vehicle information solution) suite of fleet management tools, can scan a GB, EU or international licence or ID card in seconds, reading both sides simultaneously, to check security features and verify the authenticity of the licence. The reader connects to the davis platform to manage the consent process and links to the DVLA driving licence checking service for GB drivers.

Richard Brown, managing director of Licence Check, said: “We have launched this new davis authentication card reader to speed up the processing of data capture but also to identify and stamp out forged documents. This handy tool is quick and easy to use and allows data to be transferred to create the driver consent process for licence checks to be made in seconds. Using the new card reader means companies will have access to the authenticated security features built in to the fabric of the card and check that the owner is qualified to drive and holds the correct entitlement using our services.

“The davis CDR will be particularly useful for larger fleets with a large turnover of new drivers, where employee data needs to be checked and recorded, as part of a closed process to overcome paper-based mandate collection issues. It improves processing time for fleets doing checks in bulk, or rental companies with high demand for vehicles. Furthermore, it can provide real-time driving licence checks for GB drivers against the DVLA driver record.”

The CDR can also be used as a stand-alone product to populate an external database with driver data, or can upload the card information into the davis or Licence Check portal for future checks.  The CDR reader can also read and capture information from Driver Qualification Cards (DQC) and Digital Tacho Cards and uploads this data to the davis platform, to form part of a comprehensive vocational driver record.

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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.