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Travis Perkins turns to Licence Check for fleet compliance

Date: 14 January 2022   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Builders' merchant Travis Perkins has adopted Licence Check's Davis platform for fleet compliance purposes.

The Travis Perkins fleet includes 1,500 company cars and 800 grey fleet cars, in addition to 700 LCVs and 1,800 HGVs.

The company is said to have started working with Licence Check due to the need to meet very strong compliance and duty of care protocols under its operating licence.

The change has allowed the company's 5,500 drivers' licences to be checked every month, rather than every six months as was done previously.

Travis Perkins fleet systems manager Jon Lowe said: "With six monthly checks, while we would rely on our drivers to tell us if they have an incident or incur penalties on their licence, there was always a chance, with the time lag, that some would slip through the cracks, creating compliance issues.

"Now, by increasing the frequency of checks through Davis, we are able to have a more complete picture of our drivers, ensure that we are legally compliant and can more readily identify which drivers are high or low risk."

Adopting Davis has also allowed Travis Perkins to integrate its existing driver data system, with records updated every 15 minutes.

Lowe added: "While we will never be 100% accurate all of the time, because of a highly fluid picture with employees being off sick, leaving the business or changing job roles, Davis allows us to aim for 99.5% accuracy."

The Davis platform also allows grey fleet risk to be introduced, through verifying that vehicles have the requisite business insurance, a current MOT, are fit for purpose and are regularly serviced.