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LICENCECHECK to launch RealTime licence checking software for fleets

The new service uses the DVLA’s latest new technology and services and is said to deliver both time and administrative overhead savings.

The software is currently undergoing comprehensive trials with some of LICENCECHECK’s leading clients including IAM and Software Europe, ahead of its official launch date at the beginning of April.

The launch of the RealTime software means that fleets will be able to access immediate driving licence check results compared to the previous overnight batch service, which delivered results the next working day.

To make the process even more convenient for firms, the RealTime software will offer company car drivers the option of providing digital consent to check their licences, saving administration time for all parties, compared to the paper consent form process currently used.

LICENCECHECK managing director Richard Brown said: “It’s an exciting time for the licence checking industry with the upcoming DVLA changes and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of this with our RealTime software.

“While there is still a place for the traditional method of licence checking, being able to check licences immediately is a massive advantage for companies, saving time and money.”

The move to RealTime licence checking will also allow businesses to demonstrate robust risk management measures for insurers before a driver is allowed to drive.

Brown added: “Not only does our RealTime software make life easier for companies with fleets, but it reduces potential corporate liability considerably, and with the drive towards corporate responsibility and an awareness of their organisation’s duty of care moving upwards in our clients’ agendas, it’s an area which can’t be overlooked.” 

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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.