Month: February 2017

A Treasure Trove of Data – Driving Licence, DQC and Driver Cards

Licence Link, the online licence checking service now provides checks for the validity of Driver Qualification and Tachograph Driver cards. An additional free service to all Licence Link users.

Using the existing Access to Driver Data (ADD) licence checking service provided by the DVLA, Licence Link, can now access additional Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and Tachograph Driver Card details through a simple process of requesting this data through the existing licence checking service, real time or scheduled. All that is required is the consent from the driver through mandate or eConsent.

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A Trio of Checks – Driving Licence, DQC and Driver Cards

Online licence checking is about to change. The exciting prospect of being able to check the validity of a Driver Qualification Card and a Tachograph Driver Card will soon be available from Licence Link.

The professional LGV and PCV driver on the highways of today have requirements to conform to the modern day rules of the road. Not only must they have a valid licence, but must be aware of the hours that they work and attend continuous training courses to prove professional competence. Fleet and HR Managers, tasked with ensuring that the driver is properly qualified with current and valid cards, as part of their duty of care requirements, can hugely benefit from this new service.

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Speeding Trends – Finding the Frequency

It is estimated that 50% of drivers exceed the 30mph speed limit. That LGV (large Goods Vehicle) drivers have been known to ignore the speed limit on single carriageway main roads.
With this tendency to speed being prevalent can analysing endorsement data provide a way of interpreting speeding trends?

Two of the main groups identified for speeding excessively are the company car and LGV drivers. The reasons given for speeding are many and varied, including keeping to schedules and appointments. These two groups fall into the categories of employers risks and liabilities. By taking a look at the known endorsement data and in particular those endorsements for SP30, SP50 and SP10 it can help with the planned duty of care requirements that Fleet and HR Managers are tasked with.

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