Fleet News

The Benefits of Behavioural Telematics For Fleet Operators

Posted: Thursday 05 November 2015

Before hiring new members of staff that will need to drive as part of their job, you can contact us here at Fleet Licence Check to find out whether they have any penalty points, previous convictions or current endorsements.

Is a Knee-Jerk Reaction To VW's Emissions Scandal Imminent?

Posted: Thursday 29 October 2015

Even though the Government reassured fleet owners with VW cars that they would not have to pay higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) in the aftermath of the emissions scandal, diesel vehicles could still be targeted in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.

4 in 10 Company Car Drivers Handed Penalty Points Driving For Work

Posted: Thursday 22 October 2015

According to research from Masternaut, around four in every 10 business drivers have been issued with points on their licence for work-related driving offences. The report surveyed 2,000 UK employees who drive as part of their job and found that 39 per cent of respondents had received endorsements while working.

The Potential Implications For UK Fleets From The VW Emissions Scandal

Posted: Thursday 08 October 2015

While the recent VW emissions scandal came as quite a shock to everyday drivers, the news carried even more weight for fleet operators. Currently, fleets are responsible for 2.3 million car registrations in the UK and are incredibly important to both the manufacturing industry and world-renowned brands like Volkswagen.

The Number of People in Court For Speeding Has Increased 28% This Year

Posted: Thursday 24 September 2015

According to figures obtained by the IAM from the Ministry of Justice, the number of people convicted of a speeding offence in the last 12 months has gone up by 28 per cent. The increase, from 115,935 to 148,426, is also the highest figure since 2005.

12% of Drivers Believe That Taking a Phone Call at the Wheel is Acceptable

Posted: Thursday 10 September 2015

As we are all undoubtedly aware, using a mobile phone while driving is illegal and can be a lethal distraction behind the wheel. But somewhat worryingly, a small percentage of motorists still think it isn't a big deal.

Economic Growth Having an Impact on Driving

Posted: Thursday 27 August 2015

The slow but steady economic growth we have enjoyed in Britain is having a very definite effect on driving. Moreover, we're not just talking about driving licence issues. We are also talking about the amount of time people spend stuck in traffic. In that regard, the growing economy is a double-edged sword.

Driver-Less Cars One Stop Closer With The Official Rulebook

Posted: Friday 21 August 2015

If you were hoping to someday rid yourself of the need to check the driving licences of your employees by utilising driverless cars, we have both good and bad news. The good news is that we are one step closer to driverless cars with the release of an official government rulebook outlining how companies can test their vehicles. The bad news is that we are nowhere close to having driverless cars dominate the roads. Moreover, when and if they do, it is likely that operators will need a full driving licence just in case something goes wrong.

Renewal Issue Reveals Serious Flaw in DVLA System

Posted: Wednesday 19 August 2015

According to regulations currently in place, drivers suffering from certain medical conditions must surrender their licences every 12 months and apply for renewal. In the time it takes for the DVLA to complete the renewal review process, drivers can still legally operate on UK roads by obtaining a letter from the regulator giving them permission to do so. One would think renewal should only take a few weeks, but that is not necessarily the case – as was discovered by a Polish driver who lives and works in the UK.

Do Penalties For Underage Drivers Need To Be Revisited?

Posted: Tuesday 11 August 2015

The minimum driving age in the UK is currently 17. When a child reaches that age, he or she can begin training in preparation for passing a practical skills test. Nonetheless, what happens if someone under the age of 17 is caught driving illegally? The courts may ban him or her from driving in the future. Sounds reasonable, right? Yet there is a problem with the way the law is currently implemented.