The End of the Paper Driving License – where to go from here

logo_smartlicence_page_headerFrom June 2015, the paper part of your drivers licence is no longer valid.

Essential information was held on the paper license, including points, bans etc.

This information is vital to the Transport Manager, to be able to know who is entitled to drive the company’s vehicles.

All employers have a duty of care to ensure any employee that is required to drive on behalf of the company is correctly licensed and entitled to drive.

MORE? » SmartLicence is a licence checking system that runs with SmartAnalysis.

A visual driving licence check once a year is not enough. Things can change very quickly and licence details should be verified with DVLA at least twice a year.

On high risk drivers, you can have an update every month.

According to statistics from DVLA:

  • 22% of drivers are using out of date documents
  • 1 million drivers in the UK are just 3 points away from a disqualification
  • Around 250,000 drivers are disqualified every year.

SmartLicence is a comprehensive online tool for managing driving licences and verifying the licence details with the DVLA. SmartLicence allows you to assess the risk of licensed drivers and conduct regular checks with the DVLA in accordance with that risk. SmartLicence provides a historical log of checks and any changes to the licence details demonstrating to the authorities that you have systems and processes in place to ensure staff are licensed to drive. As with Smartanalysis your data is secure, managed in accordance with ISO27001, backed up and always available wherever you have internet access.

Once set up the licence checks happen in the background. You will receive a report indicating which licences are due for a check and an opportunity to remove them so that you do not pay for drivers that no longer work for your organisation. SmartLicence also uses SmartAlerts to send you an automatic email alerts for issues that you may wish to take immediate action on.

For more information speak to our technical team at: 01472 210102

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GB Tachopak are leading suppliers of Smartanalysis

We provide a full range of tacho’ and driver reporting software for both digital and analogue tachograph records. By using the industry leading software and devices you can ensure your transport operation remains legal and compliant.

Digidown and Smartanalysis Products

We can now offer an alternative to uploading data by hand, with the introduction of the Digidown & GO system. A Digidown Bluetooth device linked to a base box in your office will ensure that your digital data is captured and sent to Smartanalysis.

The main advantage is that it relieves the time and pressure on your transport office staff, ensuring that data is always captured on time and uploaded accordingly.

Did you know?
Smartanalysis is used by six out the top ten road transport companies in the UK.

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Key facts about Smartanalysis

  • Smartanalysis is used to analyse over 1,300,000 tachograph records every month.
  • Smartanalysis is deployed in over 12,000 locations throughout the UK and Europe, and has over 20,000 registered users.
  • 6 out of the top 10 road transport companies by turnover (FY 2010) use Smartanalysis for at least part of their operation.
  • Smartanalysis is suitable for all HGV and PCV fleets – large and small.
  • Smartanalysis provides seamless analysis of both analogue and digital tachograph data.
  • It’s cost effective: you only pay for the driver data you submit and there’s no charge for vehicle downloads.
  • Data is secure yet accessible any time, any place by authorised members of your staff.
  • Over 100 standard reports are available online or emailed to you.
  • Smartanalysis includes tools to manage your infringements down.
  • Smartanalysis is fully supported and will ensure your compliance now and in the future by accommodating changes in legislation and tachograph hardware.

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