Regular checks needed to identify high-risk fleet drivers

The ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification) is calling for fleet managers to make more regular checks on driver licence entitlement. This would include quarterly checks for vocational fleets as a norm and more frequent checks where driver risk profiles warrant it. Currently, most organisations, including those with vocational fleets, work on just an annual or bi-annual basis, says ADLV.

By establishing industry standards based on driver risk profiles, ADLV believes that fleets will be able to identify high-risk groups, such as those with mobile phone misuse and other driving offences.

In using the latest commercial licence checking systems, fleet managers can be sure that they have the most recent information to enable themselves to take appropriate action sooner, minimising the risks to the public and boosting road safety.

Richard Payne-Gill, deputy chairman of the Association of Driving Licence Verification and a Director of Business Development at GBG, said a move to more regular checking will support both risk reduction and road safety.

He said: "Previously annual or bi-annual checks were deemed to be sufficient. However, the latest checking systems – available through ADLV members, deliver more regular checks and are already being used by some major fleets. In our view, more frequent automated commercial checking, varied according to driver risk profile, will establish itself as the best-practice for all professional fleet managers."

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