New for 2017 - DVLA announce plans to supply CPC & Tacho data

Here at LICENCECHECK, we're excited to bring you news of the announcement that the DVLA will be including essential Tacho and CPC data which will enable customers of LICENCECHECK and davis to carry out enhanced licence checks on their drivers. This represents a significant breakthrough for the fleet industry and will help to reduce Operator risk by ensuring compliance with driver qualification check requirements under their “O” licence and voluntary scheme accreditations.   

The results come following a survey commissioned by the ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification) which found 91% of the LGV and PCV operators who responded wanted CPC & Tacho data to be available to complement existing online driving licence checks. Some 90% also felt that the availability of the data could make their own monitoring of driver entitlement easier and improve support for existing HR systems. 

So when will the enhanced service be available?

The data will be made available in the New Year, alongside driving licence data already available through the ADLV.

What does this mean for customers?

Customers operating large goods vehicles, buses and coaches, or mixed fleets who wish to take advantage of the new data sets will need to get their drivers to sign a new consent form or provide a new e-consent that includes permission from the driver to access the Tacho and CPC information. Without this revised consent, the DVLA will not provide the new fields.  

The new revised mandate and new e-consent process will be available in the system as of March 2017. It can be used:

  • to replace any expired consent; or
  • for any new drivers; or
  • to update any existing unexpired ‘old style’ mandates or e-consent that is unexpired. 

Signing or agreeing to the new mandate will start the 3 year consent period running anew from the date consent is given.  So it might be a useful opportunity for existing clients to consolidate their administrative processes.

Once the consent is updated to allow CPC and tacho data to be accessed, customers of LICENCECHECK and davis will be able to view and instantly upload the following data. This will avoid the need for an additional manual update, helping to reduce the time taken to carry out the check and streamline the entire process. 

What new DVLA information can be accessed?

The additional data fields are as follows:

Tacho Card

  • Card Status
  • Unique ID Number
  • Issue From Date
  • Valid To Date

CPC

  • Date of Issue (Valid From)
  • LGV Expiry Date
  • PCV Expiry Date

LICENCECHECK and davis customers will benefit from this enhanced service as of early 2017. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the support team.