Subject to licence holder consent, the new secure digital web services technology will enable ADLV members, and other organisations meeting DVLA requirements who sign up to the service, to perform 24/7 real-time licence checks for the first time. The new system will also enable faster batch processing of licence data.
The organisation added that it is intended that the new service will replace the DVLA’s current Electronic Driver Entitlement Checking Service (EDECS) system, which is used by members of the ADLV to provide secure driver licence information to many UK fleet operators of all sizes across UK industry. Fleet users of the service will also continue to have access to comprehensive management reporting on driver checks using the services of Approved Operators of the ADLV.
Kevin Curtis, the ADLV’s technical director, believes that the new service’s benefits are clear and that there will also be a best practice dividend. He explained: ‘By working closely with the DVLA on this new platform ADLV members can deliver 24/7 Real-Time checking and faster batch processing for fleet users. This will be a major advance over the current service and as such the new system will re-define best practice across the sector.’
The ADLV added that the service is nearing completion and is scheduled for launch in early 2015.