LICENCECHECK dominates the market for real-time licence checking

  • LICENCECHECK has carried out 56% of all real-time licence checking since its launch*
  • DVLA has announced traditional overnight licence checking service will cease from 1st April 2016
  • Price reduction expected from April next year, as result of efficiency savings and growth in market 

Licence monitoring company LICENCECHECK is leading the market for real-time licence checking, using the new ADD (Access to Driver Data) service, with 56% of all DVLA checks on ADD since the service was made available to licence checking operators.

A Freedom of Information request revealed LICENCECHECK has carried out the majority of real-time licence checks across the industry on behalf of its clients, which has helped to deliver both time and administrative overhead savings to clients.

And with the DVLA having officially confirmed that the older overnight EDECS batch service for licence checking will cease from 1stApril 2016, all current service providers will need to switch to the ADD service in the near future.

The announcement from the DVLA also means that customers should see slightly keener prices filter through the market from April next year, thanks to efficiency savings and growth in the market.

As an early innovator, LICENCECHECK has reaped the rewards for both its business and its clients’ since launching RealTime earlier this year. LICENCECHECK managing director Richard Brown commented: “2015 has been a pivotal year for the driving licence, and the introduction of RealTime has been a revolutionary step for licence checking and the associated demands on companies to ensure they are duty-of-care compliant.

“Naturally, a major step change such as the move to ADD, has had its teething problems for the industry, but we have seen great success with RealTime. We’re thrilled to have set the standard for the licence checking industry by being the first to announce our product, and now by leading the market for the number of real-time licence checks.”

Alongside the success of RealTime, LICENCECHECK has also launched its DAVIS fleet management system this year, which offers a modular approach allowing customers to create a solution to meet their particular needs.

*FOI request based on period from launch of ADD service to end of July 2015

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