Driver compliance top of fleet agenda, says Licence Bureau
09 November 2017
Licence Bureau is the number one provider of licence checks in the UK according to Access to Driver Data (ADD) figures released by the DVLA.
The company processed 330,894 licence checks in the first half of 2017, a 30% increase compared with 2016, this was in addition to a sharp increase in driver audits, online risk assessment and associated e-learning.
Managing director Malcolm Maycock said this was a clear sign that driver compliance is now top of the fleet agenda.
"We have seen a number of new fleets approach us as well as larger companies putting their licence checking out to tender over the first half of 2017," he explained.
"The entire industry licence check volumes are also up 17.2% according to the ADD figures, which is further proof that driver compliance is now being taken seriously," he added.
Licence Bureau signed up a mixed variety of new fleet customers in first half of 2017 such as Arla Foods, David Bratt & Sons (Haulage) Ltd, the Clancy Group, Joseph Ash Ltd, Foulger's Transport, Peter Brett Associates LLP, Ubico and Bobst UK & Ireland Ltd, as well as seeing a rise in checks for current customers.
"The big fleets are seeing their driver numbers and profile change on a daily basis, so many are now adopting more stringent checks on both new and existing employees," Maycock added. "It has taken its time but it's good to see the education work the industry has undertaken is finally paying off to make UK roads safer."