Fleet News

Banned Drivers: Why Licence Checks are so Important

Posted: Friday 20 January 2017

It would be both foolish and unreasonable to expect that UK roads are always free of banned drivers. Having said that, you might be surprised by the number of guilty people on the roads. Driving without a licence is a serious problem that data show is only getting worse. And according to police officials, we're all at risk.

ADLV: Licence Check Compliance Improving

Posted: Friday 06 January 2017

An industry association for companies offering licence checking services says that compliance with the recently issued FORS Standard for yearly licence checks is improving. The association says that the credit goes to wider access to driver information made possible through the government's technology upgrades over the years.

Is it Illegal to Drive without your Licence on you?

Posted: Friday 25 November 2016

It's easy to get confused by the complications involved in the UK licence system. However, if you manage a fleet of professional drivers, then it's essential to make sure these individuals know how to conduct themselves on the road.

Remember, Workers Over 45 Must Renew Their Licence to Drive Lorries

Posted: Friday 18 November 2016

Fleet managers have a lot of different factors to think about when it comes to ensuring the safety and performance of their drivers. For instance, when their drivers reach the age of 45, or when a fleet manager hires a driver older than 45, that individual may need to renew his or her licence in order to drive minibuses, buses, or lorries every five years.

Your Guide to Licence Categories for Trailers and HGVs

Posted: Friday 11 November 2016

For professional fleet managers, it's not only important to keep track of the marks that your drivers have on their licences, but also which kinds of vehicles they are permitted to drive thanks to their individual level of experience behind the wheel.

Is Licence Checking 100% Accurate?

Posted: Friday 04 November 2016

Employers that manage a professional fleet of drivers should be completely aware of their responsibility to make sure that they offer clear guidelines for professional performance among their drivers.

Stopped by the Police while Driving: Your Rights

Posted: Friday 28 October 2016

The subject of drivers being stopped unfairly by the police crops up again and again in the media, but a lot of people aren't actually clear on what their rights are. Here we take a look at the law and your rights when it comes to being stopped while driving.

How to Incorporate Licence Checking into Driver Vetting Procedures

Posted: Friday 21 October 2016

When recruiting new employees to your driving fleet, or company that utilises drivers on a regular basis, it's important to ensure that their licence information is up to date, and that they are eligible to operate vehicles on the UK roads.

How Long do Points Stay on a Driving Licence?

Posted: Friday 14 October 2016

The length of time penalty points stay on your driving licence is a much more complicated subject than it seems. Here we explain the basics, and what the law could mean for you.

A List of the Most Serious Driving Offences with Licence Codes

Posted: Friday 07 October 2016

If you have recently begun checking your employees driving licences more regularly, then it's important to ensure you have an up-to-date version of the offence codes that are used to classify illegal driving activities in the UK. These codes reference some of the most serious conviction codes that might appear on any given license, and additional lists can be found on the DVLA website.