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Conducting driving licence checks

By |2017-06-01T15:21:23+01:00June 1st, 2017|Driving licences, Van Law, Van management, Van News|

IF someone needs to drive in the course of their work or wants to hire a vehicle conducting driving licence checks is imperative for employers and hirers for the legal entitlement to drive the appropriate vehicles, and for penalty points and any disqualifications. Driving licence checks also need to be carried out if you want to hire a van or minibus - and [...]

Licence Bureau launches Permits to Drive at CV Show

By |2016-03-08T13:50:36+00:00March 8th, 2016|CV Show, Driving licences, Van News|

Permits to Drive All-in-one tool for assessing whether drivers have correct and up-to-date documents New tool builds on existing comprehensive licence checking and compliance platform FTA Tachograph feature to be added to portal following CV Show   LICENCE Bureau will relaunch its Compliance Managed Services (CMS) portal with the all-new Permits to Drive feature at the Commercial Vehicle Show on [...]

Paper licence stay of execution extended after Government backs down

By |2015-09-15T16:32:08+01:00December 17th, 2014|Driving licences, Van News|

The paper counterpart isn't for the chop just yet The Government has done a u-turn on abolishing the driving licence paper counterpart next month. At the end of November in reply to an enquiry by Business Vans, the DVLA said, “We want to make it as easy as possible for motorists and businesses to access government services. Timescales for [...]

Rental companies will be able to use a mixture of free and paid for services to verify drivers’ details early 2015, the DVLA confirmed yesterday

By |2015-09-15T16:32:11+01:00November 27th, 2014|Driving licences, Van Law, Van News|

External licence checking companies like this one are likely to become more popular with the change in DVLA rules THE DVLA is planning to roll-out new ways to check driving licence entitlement and points after the current paper counter-part is dropped next year. The vehicle rental industry in Britain this week expressed concern over how they will check driver’s DVLA [...]

The DVLA has failed its test for withdrawing the paper counterpart to photo card licences, says the rental industry

By |2015-09-15T16:32:11+01:00November 27th, 2014|Driving licences, Van Law, Van News|

Want to hire a van short term? Beware, as the axing of licence counterparts, could mean calling the premium rate DVLA call centre for vetting. HIRERS wanting vans for short term jobs face having to use premium rate DVLA call centre number or private vetting businesses, according to the BVRLA. The counterpart, which has been around since 1998, is [...]

Mercedes Vans urges UK van drivers to check they’re legal to drive

By |2014-09-17T06:17:23+01:00September 17th, 2014|Driving licences, Driving offences, Van Law, Van News|

Mercedes are urging all van operators to check if staff have done their CPC training and thus are legal to drive Mercedes Vans is urging all van drivers in the UK to check out the facts around Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) requirements, before venturing out on the roads. The deadline for all drivers operating an LGV over 3.5 [...]

CPC completion deadline looming for small van fleet operators

By |2014-08-05T12:57:36+01:00August 5th, 2014|Driving licences, Driving offences, Van Law, Van News|

No CPC training? Expect a big fine then TRADES and small van fleet operators, with vans over 3.5 tonnes need to register quickly, to avoid falling foul of new legislation on Driver CPC training. The deadline for Driver CPC, for professional lorry drivers is 9 September 2014. What is Driver CPC I hear you ask and why do [...]

What van can I drive on my driving licence?

By |2016-12-19T11:18:07+00:00January 22nd, 2013|Driving licences, Van Law|

Can you drive that van?   WHAT van you can drive depends on the type of licence for the vehicle you are driving. Get it wrong and you risk a fine, penalty points on your driving licence, or even disqualification. In addition you are likely to invalidate the van's insurance, and employers can get into serious trouble. Not [...]

DVLA warning over bogus email to drivers

By |2012-06-18T07:00:53+01:00June 18th, 2012|Driving licences, Van Law, Van News|

Author: ROBIN ROBERTS Drivers have been targetted with a bogus email requesting verification of details held on the DVLA Swansea database. The scam phishing email purports that the DVLA is updating its database and warns that refusing to supply the information would result in having to take a new driving test. It includes a link which opens up [...]

Van operators need to check driver licences

By |2015-11-13T21:34:54+00:00June 1st, 2012|Driving licences, Van Law|

Genuine: Illegal licences are a growing menace for businesses and drivers need thorough checks Commercial van fleets should look to have their employee’s paperwork in order, as thousands of UK workers are on the road illegally, statistics from the Licence Bureau suggest. The company, which verifies driving licences on behalf of businesses, says there are approximately 24000 business [...]

Driving licence fee increase from April

By |2015-11-13T21:35:25+00:00May 23rd, 2012|Driving licences, Van Law|

  Author: ROBIN ROBERTS Van drivers will be affected by a new proposal to increase the fees for driving licences next April. The proposal has three options. One; apply the common driver fee of £20 to provisional and 5-yearly renewal applications for vocational driving licences. Two; increase the fee for a first provisional car or motorcycle licence by [...]

The law and driver licence checking

By |2006-06-16T00:00:00+01:00June 16th, 2006|Driving licences, Van Law|

Check licences: and keep an audit trailWhen was the last time you checked your employees' driving licences? It's worth keeping track: a survey by the Association of British Drivers found 48 per cent of company drivers had points on their licence. So what should you check? The validity of any new employees and periodically after that. If an employee is [...]

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