Driving Licence Checks

If your employees drive as part of their job - be sure there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be on the road.

Check your drivers today

2.6 million

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

Do you have any of these concerns?

Monitoring licence status changes

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

Managing entitlement to drive

Drivers require additional entitlements to drive your vehicles – checking expiry is time consuming

CPC and Tacho cards

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.

Start using driving licence checks now

Check and validate employee licences
Make informed decisions - faster
Fulfil your 'duty of care'
Maintain your reputation

Why do driving licence checks?

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.

Driving licence check features

Get a complete view of all your drivers

We'll check your drivers entitlement and show you if any :

  • Have endorsements or points
  • Are currently disqualified
  • Have an expired licence or category
  • Have had their licence revoked
  • Have a provisional licence
  • Have not updated their address with DVLA
  • Have any restrictions

Know your drivers.

Scheduled checks

Our scheduled recheck feature automatically carries out ongoing monitoring of your drivers’ licences, with frequency tailored to your risk-based approach. So have peace of mind knowing that we'll run the rechecks for you.

Management information and risk reports

Manage driving licence check results using easy to understand online risk management reports

Completely online service

Our secure online system provides the view of the licence status of all your drivers. In addition to using the automated schedules recheck, you can run a new check in real time - it's that simple.

Faster results using eDeclaration and real time data

We use data from the source DVLA to carry out our driving licence checks, so the results you receive are the most accurate and up to date. Use electronic Fair Processing Declaration (eDeclaration) and obtain instant results.

Proactive alerts

Should a check indicate that  one of your drivers is unauthorised to be on the road, we'll email so you can take action as soon as possible.

Audit trail

Compliance is key. Our detailed online audit trail helps you to demonstrate compliance with industry legislation.

Helpdesk and support

Our driving licence check solution includes bespoke training and helpdesk support and training if required, so we're always here to help.


Our service has ISO27001 certification for information security.

Management information

You'll be able to easily view and manage driving licence checks results in with online management reports, so you can identify and assess risk easily.

Why you should do driving licence checks

Protect your business

Identify drivers that could potentially be putting safety and your business at risk. Prevent damage to your brand reputation and your customer relationships.

Reduce risk

Be confident your drivers are appropriately licensed, that they have the correct licence categories with entitlement to drive the vehicles required for their role.

Check for endorsements and convictions, including the number of points a driver holds, if any points are for driving under the influence of drink or drug offences, or if they’ve been disqualified and are therefore driving illegally.

React quickly

Our alert service will give you an instant warning if a driver shouldn't be on the road, so you can make fast and efficient decisions to protect your business.

Employ the right people quicker

We can help you employ the right people, quickly, ensuring they've gone through all the necessary checks.

Compliance with The Road Traffic Act

The Road Traffic Act requires employers to verify driving licences and continuously monitor any changes. You can demonstrate your duty of care through an online audit trail.

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Don't take our word for it, hear from our customers...

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.

FedEx UK

Previously I just hoped our drivers were okay, now I am 100% sure that all of our drivers have a current and valid licence.

Audi, Perth

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