JAAMA JOINS NEW ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE IMPORTANCE OF DRIVER LICENCE CHECKING FOR AT-WORK DRIVERS
The UK’s leading fleet and asset management software and risk management specialist Jaama has joined the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV). Jaama’s electronic driver entitlement checking service (EDECS) is used by a wide range of fleets and contract hire and leasing companies to check the validity of employees’ driving licences.
The service is available as a stand-alone product, or can be integrated within Jaama’s multi-award winning Key2 Vehicle Management software providing a comprehensive driver management audit trail embracing their safety record and points history.
The comprehensive Jaama driver licence checking service starts with a signed three-year mandate being completed by employees giving their permission for checks to be carried out against the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s database.
EDECS links seamlessly to the database and once the online checks are completed, alerts are provided to fleet decision-makers on all licence issues that are uncovered. The licence check data is then held against the driver record in the customers’ Jaama system along with other risk-related information such as accidents and training history.
The ADLV was launched last month in part as a response to the end of year abolition of the current photocard driving licence paper counterpart
The new trade body aims to provide fleet users with responsible and secure access to DVLA driving licence data utilising EDECS, which Jaama already does.
The DVLA plans to provide its own service to fleets from the New Year, but the ADLV says its members will “provide employers with a new and comprehensive alternative for validating the driver entitlement data for their employees”.
The ADLV adds: “To ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained, the ADLV will conduct regular audits of members and operate within a strict code of conduct to ensure that the DVLA’s data assurance standards are met.
Jaama’s EDECS service works on an online batch e-processing basis, subject to licence holder consent, where as the planned DVLA service is expected to operate on a single query ad-hoc basis requiring drivers to register their consent every time their employer wishes to access their driver record from the Government agency.
“Joining ADLV changes nothing for our customers except that we will work in partnership with the organisation and the DVLA in the development of the next generation of the EDECS licence checking service.
“However, Jaama’s service is much more than a driving licence validation facility. Our driver licence checking service means that not only is the administrative burden greatly reduced for customers, but they have all information on drivers and their vehicles held in one central database, building a combined intelligent profile and highlighting exceptions.”
Jaama is a fleet software and occupational road safety specialist. As a certified Microsoft® development partner, Jaama uses the latest technology to provide customers with greater integration, control and automation. It brings innovative vehicle management software to fleet operators, contract hire and leasing companies. And Jaama is the first to combine fleet management software and risk management services to help customers meet their driver health and safety responsibilities under occupational road safety regulations.