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 April 26-28.
The fleet licence checking and compliance management provider launches Permits to Drive on stand 4D120. This will allow fleets to add the required driving documents for each company driver to the portal, with a Permit to Drive issued when the driver meets the necessary criteria for the vehicles they operate, ensuring they remain fully compliant and legal.
For those not granted a Permit to Drive, the driver will be notified and advised on what steps they must take to drive on company business. A driver’s Permit is regularly monitored to ensure its status hasn’t changed.
Drivers using their own vehicle on business would need a full driving licence, valid insurance and MOT certificate, and proof of Vehicle Excise Duty being paid on the vehicle. For HGV drivers or those employees operating specialist equipment, a CPC, HGV Class 2 and O-Licence will be required.
Fleet managers are able to fully manage Permits to Drive through the CMS dashboard, allowing them to view which employees have consented to being audited and of those drivers, who does and does not hold the necessary Permit.
Permits to Drive is yet another addition to Licence Bureau’s award-winning CMS portal that is used by blue chip clients such as Network Rail, Severn Trent Water and Scottish Enterprise.
As the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) approved licence checking partner, Licence Bureau’s CMS portal will also launch a Tachograph feature soon after the CV Show, allowing fleets to analyse the working hours of drivers operating vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.
Malcolm Maycock, managing director of Licence Bureau, said: “Permits to Drive is an additional layer of compliance to help fleets ensure they fulfil Duty of Care responsibilities to all drivers.
“We are looking forward to demonstrating Permits to Drive, and our comprehensive compliance package as a whole, to the commercial vehicle world in April,” he added.