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ADLV expects marked growth for online checks by local authority fleets

ADLV expects marked growth for online checks by local authority fleets

The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) is expecting a marked increase in local authority fleet demand for its online licence services, once the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s Driver Licence Check (DLC) service ends in December.

Currently, the DLC is used to verify the licences of local authority fleet drivers and also to check the licences of local private hire vehicle drivers.

By using the ADLV’s online service, which is based on longer three-year ‘permissions’, local authority users can automate more frequent checks than they were previously able to. That will, claims the ADLV, enhance both public and road safety.

The ADLV believes that its cutting-edge online services will prove popular as its members observe a strict professional code of conduct, are ISO 27001 security compliant and are backed by full insurance protection. The service is also seen as a more convenient alternative to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s individual ‘Share My Licence’ Scheme, where individual licences are verified manually with a single use time limited credential.

ADLV technical director Kevin Curtis said: “The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is changing the way that driver information can be accessed and checked by local authorities for their own drivers and for private hire vehicle drivers. They need to do this because the Government Gateway access, used by the DVLA to authenticate users of the DLC, will no longer be available after 1 December, 2018.

“With the demise of this service, the ADLV expects that its online services will now prove to be extremely popular with local authority fleet managers seeking to both remain compliant and observe the highest standards of public safety. The secure online services that we offer will automate the processes involved and allow us to repeat checks over a three-year period. This actually represents a significant improvement in service levels and supports both public and road safety. With this in mind, we expect a highly positive response.”