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DriveTech partners with Licence Bureau to streamline licence checking services

DriveTech has stopped its licence checking standalone service, instead selecting Licence Bureau to provide the service for ‘licence checking only’ customers.

Following a strategic review, DriveTech will no longer offer licence checking as a standalone service to new or existing customers, concluding that ‘licence-check only’ customers are better served by a dedicated licence check provider, although the company will continue to offer licence-checking to ‘portfolio’ customers. The reciprocal partnership will also see Licence Bureau recommend DriveTech driver training solutions to its customer base.

Licence Bureau was selected by DriveTech as its official ‘licence check only’ partner after a thorough review of sector providers in the UK, the company said, citing the main reasons as being comprehensive compliance proposition, including its online portal, and the reputation Licence Bureau has gained over 16 years.

Commenting on this announcement Charlie Norman, DriveTech’s managing director said: “This is no way an indication of our intention to withdraw from this marketplace. In fact, we are placing strategic focus on ensuring we add value in this sector where we believe our portfolio of services are second to none.

“This decision has been taken to better focus on developing our driver training services and risk management business and provide scope to further enhance our range of products and services that help customers to reduce road risk, save money and protect their corporate reputation.

“Our core strength is in providing a range of services including driver risk assessment, driver e-learning and on-road training interventions alongside licence checking as part of a holistic, full-service provision,” he added.

This decision doesn’t affect DriveTech customers who have a more integrated road risk strategy and a commitment to a full duty of care and will continue to offer licence-checking to ‘portfolio’ customers.

DriveTech has commenced notifying its ‘driver licence checking only’ customers of this decision, as part of a practical notice period, and is encouraging current ‘licence check only’ clients to transfer this service provision to Licence Bureau.

Malcolm Maycock, Licence Bureau’s managing director commented: “Both companies have a very similar ethos and values when it comes to reducing fleet risk and improving road safety, and our team look forward to providing a first-class service to these customers. This announcement reinforces Licence Bureau as the UK’s largest licence check provider completing nearly 600,000 licence checks annually.”

Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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