drivers have penalty points
drivers are 3 points or less, away from losing their licence
of people recently surveyed say they frequently or occasionally exceed the motorway 70mph limit
only 13% of motorists surveyed would tell their employer if they incurred penalty points
Your driver’s employment contracts state they must inform you should they get penalty points – you fear that they don’t tell you if they get endorsements
Drivers require additional entitlements to drive your vehicles – checking expiry is time consuming
When does CPC certification expire and has the driver commenced periodic training? Is the tacho card provided to you the current one supplied to the driver by DVLA?
The Road Traffic Act 1988 (section 87) states that not only is it an offence for a person to drive without a valid licence for the class of vehicle, it is also an offence for a person to cause or permit another person to drive without a valid licence.
If your employees drive on business
It is essential to check and validate their driving licences and continually monitor for changes.
Have confidence that your drivers are appropriately licenced with online, real-time, DVLA licence checks and scheduled automated rechecks.
Protect your business from illegal drivers and the associated risks to safety and company reputation.
DVLA licence checks give you peace of mind that your drivers are legally entitled to be on the road, so they're not putting safety or your company’s reputation at risk.
Check the driving history of new employees before they start, and also carry out regular checks to monitoring existing employees and identify any changes in their driving status.
Our driving licence checks enable you to quickly and efficiently validate a driving licence number, before requesting the driver record from the DVLA.
You can check that your drivers have valid driving licences, and whether they have any endorsements, penalty points or if they are disqualified.
You'll be alerted instantly in the case of an unlicensed driver, so you can take the necessary action faster.
Driving licence checks can enable you to efficiently manage and monitor your drivers entitlement.
As a leading provider of bus and coach services across the UK and, through our megabus.com operation, our growing network of services to and within Europe, our team consists of many thousands of staff. As such, we have a number of processes to ensure that our driving team are professional, safe, and customer focused. As part of this, it is essential that all our drivers hold the correct qualifications and licences, and undergo comprehensive, thorough initial and ongoing training. To ensure an extra layer of checks, Stagecoach UK Bus contracted GBG to carry out electronic driving licence checks on all licence holders, as we recognise that paper checks are not foolproof, and counterpart licences have been abolished. The results can give our passengers reassurance that all our drivers are full equipped to drive the vehicles they are travelling on.
I cannot sing their praises highly enough. GBG provides an excellent service and an easy to use system. It saves us so much time and the hassle of chasing drivers for their licence.
Previously I just hoped our drivers were okay, now I am 100% sure that all of our drivers have a current and valid licence.