Why are driving licence and background checks important in the transport and logistics sector?

With different sub-sectors being governed by the likes of Department for Transport (DfT), the Civil Aviation Authority and the EU Aviation Safety Agency, as well as local hiring authorities setting regulations, there is no one single set of regulations that organisations have to follow.

There are however a number of key employment screening and regular checks that should be take place for those working in this sectors.

Right to Work and identity checks should be carried out to make sure people are who they say they are, and that they've legally allowed to work in the UK. But in addition to these checks, a criminal record check is also often required.

Basic criminal record checks are required for delivery driver's, and can help to protect organisations against employee theft, and increase confidence in their customers as to who is let into the home to deliver large items.

Taxi and private hire vehicle drivers are often required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. GBG are currently responsible for processing these for Transport for London, as well as several local authorities. 

Driver check services for the transport and logistics sector

Right to Work Check

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Employee Identity Check

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Driving Licence Check

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Criminal Record Check

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Why choose GBG for your driver onboarding?


Neglecting to conduct a DVLA background check could leave your organisation vulnerable to recriminations, possible fines and reputational risk.


Our expert team of onboarding executives your driver vetting system is configured to meet your exact processing requirements. Our dedicated, Nottingham-based client care team will keep track of your applications and are always on hand to help with any questions.


Check your staff regularly to help combat financial crime and terrorism, people trafficking or illegal immigration. Be absolutely confident that people are who they say they are – and be able to prove it. Our eligibility experts will ensure your online system processes checks at the right level for your organisation.


Our expert team of onboarding executives can help you ensure the correct vetting and monitoring takes place. Our system is configured to meet your exact processing requirements with the option for applicants to complete the checks online themselves.

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