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Licence Check reports latest set of record results

Terry Hiles, general manager, DAVIS | Licence Check

Licence Check has seen further record results in terms of the number of licence checks it has carried out on company drivers – announced as it also reports latest updates to its DAVIS fleet management solution.

According to Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) figures, the Derby-based company has seen a 79% year-on-year increase in licence checks carried out in the second quarter of the financial year, July-September 2019, versus the same quarter last year.

The results also mark a 43% increase over quarter one (April-June 2019) and follow the announcement of July’s record-breaking figure.

Licence Check general manager Terry Hiles commented: “We are delighted with these results as they clearly demonstrate that innovation has been instrumental in growing the business over the last 18 months, as well as showing the agility, and in-house skills, to adapt our solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of the fleet manager.”

The results come as Licence Check, now part of the Ebbon-Dacs group, announces a series of new releases to bring new functionality to the Fleet File product within DAVIS, including enhanced data look-ups, compliance checks and reporting for company owned or leased vehicles

From December, a new roadworthiness check will be available within Fleet File, enabling drivers to carry out essential basic vehicle checks including fluid levels, wipers and tyre tread and pressure, and record within DAVIS. New features also include enhanced vehicle look-up which stores manufacturer’s recommended service interval guidelines and automated mileage recording prompts for drivers.

DAVIS clients are now also able to option a tailor-made driver task, a flexible task-based action where the driver is required to perform a particular action, or response, and confirm they have done so by declaration. For example, there may be a requirement within some organisations to take a pledge, such as a commitment to driving safely, or pledge to reduce environmental impact by car sharing. Due to the bespoke nature of this development, a one-off fee will apply.

The changes come 12 months after Licence Check enhanced DAVIS with the launch of Fleet File, providing users with a database for managing compliance around their fleet vehicles, looking up and storing all relevant vehicle information, including age, tax, MOT and CO2 emissions and recording accidents.

Licence Check also introduced a series of new releases earlier this year, timed to coincide with the Commercial Vehicle Show in April and bringing important new functionality to DAVIS, including accident recording, enhanced licence checking and improved security.

Commenting on the latest updates and the record licence check figures, Ebbon-Dacs director Craig Gibbin said: “This new set of record results really show the impact of all the hard work and effort put in by the team at Derby. It’s also clear that the important new functionality we are adding to DAVIS is having a positive impact on improving efficiency, transparency and performance when managing driver and vehicle compliance.”

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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