New software accelerates licence checks

Licence Bureau has launched a new digital licence scanning solution allowing drivers to scan their licences via a camera on their laptop, smart phone or tablet.

The data is then sent to the DVLA, allowing Licence Bureau to check the drivers’ status in seconds.

In previous years drivers had to send a hard copy to Licence Bureau which often caused delays in getting checks completed. The process was expedited by the introduction of e-declaration forms, allowing drivers to sign documents online, however this process was dependant on drivers having an email address. Even today, some 20% of drivers do not have a useable personal or company email address to allow them to receive and sign forms, which causes delays and creates additional problems for busy managers.

To help combat this issue, Licence Bureau has introduced the new scanning functionality as an inclusion to the Continuum platform, meaning a process which could take days is now completed in seconds. Also, with this software, managers are able to scan their drivers’ licences remotely and, with drivers’ permissions, can easily complete the checks from their own computers via a guest log-in function.

Jim Kirkwood, TTC CEO, said: “This licence scanning technology will allow more companies and drivers the ability to complete licence scans and checks far quicker than before. By speeding up the process, drivers are able to get back on the roads quicker and not have to worry about email addresses or wet signatures, and time is freed for busy managers to concentrate on other tasks. This latest software scanning package is a great addition to Continuum platform for our customers.”