Licence Check launches new driver compliance app
03 October 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
A new driver compliance app has been produced by Licence Check.
Part of the firm's Davis driver and vehicle compliance management system, the app features new 'quick check' licence scanning technology.
Users of the app, which can be used for both company vehicle and grey fleet driver management, can scan a photocard driving licence with their smartphone camera and instantly create a driver record with critical licence data.
From the record created, Davis then sends a pin code to the driver's mobile phone, with summary information that the driver must verify to complete the process and permit a check to be instantly carried out against the DVLA database, with the results being fed back in real-time into Davis.
Licence Check claims this is the fastest way available of checking whether a driving licence is valid and the driver qualified to carry out their permitted driving duties.
Not only does it reduce the number of steps involved, it also keeps manual data entry to a minimum.
The app also provides users with real-time and flexible access to driver and vehicle summary dashboards containing all relevant and up-to-date licence and risk information for each driver and vehicle.
It includes a quick search function, designed for users who want to quickly check the risk profile of a driver or vehicle, with keying in 'high risk' or 'disqualified licence' allowing them to see whether the driver or vehicle in question falls into either category.
The app also features enhanced in-app calling and messaging functionality which removes the need to store driver phone numbers in a mobile phone.
Licence Check general manager Terry Hiles said: "Our new Davis app offers an innovative and extremely quick way to check drivers' licences by using a smart phone camera to scan a physical driving licence and gain the all important driver permission via pin code authorisation.
"It allows drivers' licences to be quickly checked anytime, anywhere both inside and outside office hours and within an office environment or remotely.
"The Davis app also enables system users to access vital information dashboards remotely and view real-time driver and vehicle risk information without needing to be logged into Davis at their desks, which we believe promotes a modern, on-the-move and flexible approach to fleet management."