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Why do I need online driving licence checks?


If your employees drive as part of their job, you need to be certain that there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be on the road.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 (section 87) states that not only is it an offence for a person to drive without a valid licence for the class of vehicle, it is also an offence for a person to cause or permit another person to drive without a valid licence.

Managing your right to drive checks online makes it easier to validate your employees’ driving licences and continually monitor for changes, ensure you’re employing the right people, demonstrate compliance, and protect yourself from the potential damage caused by having non-qualified drivers working for you.

"Working with GBG has definitely enhanced our candidate experience and ensures that we have maximised on the accuracy and reliability that the criminal record checking service delivers."

FedEx UK

Why choose GBG for your driving licence record check?

Thorough

Instantly check whether your drivers have valid driving licences, and whether they have any endorsements, penalty points or if they are disqualified, and use automated scheduled rechecks so you can easily stay on top of any changes.

Accessible

Our secure online system generates easy-to-understand risk management reports and enables you to view and manage driving licence check results so you can identify and assess risk easily.

Proactive

Should a check indicate that one of your drivers is unauthorised to be on the road, our alert service will give you an instant warning so you can make fast and efficient decisions to protect your business.

Support

We’re always here to help – our driving licence check solution includes bespoke training and helpdesk support to ensure you continue to get the most out of the system.

How to get started

We’ll work with you to understand your challenges and provide the ideal solution.

Frequently asked questions

  • What checks do you carry out?

    We'll check your driver’s entitlement and show you if they are currently disqualified or have endorsements or points, an expired licence or category, had their licence revoked for medical reasons, not updated their address with the DVLA, or any other driving restrictions.

  • How long do results take for a GBG driving licence check?

    GBG’s eDeclaration means results are immediate, accurate, up to date and direct from the DVLA.

  • Can you carry out CPC and tacho card checks?

    Yes – we can tell you when CPC certification expires and whether the driver has commenced periodic training, and if the tacho card provided to you is the one currently supplied to the driver by DVLA.