7 Jan 20

Satisfied customer for Licence Check

Licence Check is reporting some positive feedback about its DAVIS solution. North of England (Leeds) based specialist logistics company, Clipper Logistics plc which delivers solutions to some of the UK’s largest retailers, says that it has seen several benefits from switching its licence checking procedures and processes to Licence Check’s DAVIS platform.

These, states the company, include improved governance and compliance for all drivers; greatly enhanced corporate visibility of licence checking across the group; the removal of written driver mandates in favour of e-mandates which speed up the licence checking process; risk profiling of all drivers with those most at risk checked more frequently; and dashboard-style reporting which shows results at a glance and highlights any exceptions.

Clipper operates a 450-strong vehicle fleet, mainly Class One articulated and Class Two rigid heavy goods vehicles, but also including 35 light commercial vehicles and 50 grey fleet cars, with around 500 recognised drivers plus agency staff.

National Driver Training Manager, Jon Aspden, who is responsible for all driver training, risk assessment and driver profiling within the business, spent two years researching the licence checking market after deciding to switch from the existing provider. The company then went out to tender to several different suppliers before appointing East Midlands (Derby) based Licence Check last September.

Aspden said that one of the benefits of introducing the DAVIS solution was the speed of checking it introduced, thanks to the use of e-mandates for driver permissions and the rapid response times from the DVLA. “This has greatly improved the time it takes us to carry out licence checks of all our drivers, which we do to the best industry standard of every six months. Obviously, the nature of our business, being in specialist logistics as we are, means we need to ensure all our drivers remain fully compliant at all times. And now, with DAVIS, we are confident of achieving that objective,” he went on.

(Image: Logistic Express)

Authored by: Tim Harrup