Licence Check to showcase new Driver Audit service to fleets at ITT Hub
Licence Check is showcasing its new Driver Audit module to fleets at the ITT Hub event later this month.
The event, which takes place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre from 30 June to 1 July, is said to be the largest show of its kind in the past 4o years, combining indoor and outdoor exhibitions, ride & drive and a Future Logistics Conference in association with Logistics UK.
At the show, Licence Check will display its Driver Audit solution to an audience of private and public sector fleet and transport managers.
The new online module launched last November to tackle the ‘explosion’ in the number of grey fleet drivers as a result of the pandemic. It integrates with other services within Licence Check’s DAVIS cloud-based risk management system or can be run as a stand-alone solution. The system can be used to confirm who is driving for business, the vehicle they use and whether it’s theirs, how far they are driving for work, the times of day, the types of road typically travelled and accident history.
It’s also being used by Clarion Response to communicate a change in fleet policy to its near-500 company van drivers.
The business is the in-house repairs and maintenance service of Clarion Housing Group, which has a portfolio of 125,000 properties and 350,000 residents, and operates a fleet of 480 company vans, primarily panel vans and including a growing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vans.
The company already uses the DAVIS system to carry out all fleet compliance measures, including licence checking for all drivers and vehicle condition checks, but fleet and environment manager Colin Hutt decided to add the Driver Audit module after changes to the fleet policy.
He explained: “Driver Audit has been great for us. I’ve re-written the fleet operating policy and the driver handbook to make drivers aware of their responsibilities – such as having a valid licence, carrying out regular vehicle checks and so on.
“We needed to make sure that all drivers had seen the new policies and have used the Driver Audit module to communicate with them all.
“The drivers firstly have to acknowledge that the information we hold about them is correct and has not changed since the last audit. Then they have to confirm that they have opened and read the new policy documents, that they accept the terms and conditions and agree to fulfil their responsibilities.
“This completes a perfectly auditable electronic trail that allows us to confirm the status of all of our drivers and show that everyone is compliant with the new policies. In that respect the Driver Audit module has worked perfectly for us,” he added.
The new online module integrates with other services within the DAVIS system or can be run as a stand-alone solution. Licence Check will be showcasing it to fleets at the ITT Hub event at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, which runs from 30 June to 1 July.
Terry Hiles, general manager at Licence Check, commented: “With more employees becoming home-based and with those that do come into the office avoiding public transport, we expect people to be increasingly using their own cars for work related purposes. That puts the emphasis on employers and contractors to ensure they have the suitable checks in place to ensure they are complying with the law and that they are not putting their employees or themselves at risk.”
For more details of the ITT Hub event, click here.