GDPR and the DVLA changes – a look at what fleets need to do to ensure full compliance

The past week has been a landmark in the changes to how employee licence checks are carried out in the fleet industry. With GDPR fast approaching the DVLA have now announced that the driving licence consent form (formerly known as the D796) has to be changed to fall in line with the new data protection legislation. As of 25/05/2018 the DVLA consent form for checking licences will be changed and this has given rise to a lot of questions and speculation around the changes. As licence checks form an integral…

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GDPR Compliance Rules Require Over 2 Million Fleet Drivers To Revalidate Driving Licence Data Consent

GDPR based changes announced by the DVLA, this month, mean that over 2 million drivers will be required to grant new driving licence data permission to their fleet operator. Only by complying with the new rules, which come into effect 25th August 2018, will fleet drivers be properly checked. The new GDPR regulation will apply to all private and public sector organisations processing Personal Data and receiving driver information from the DVLA. Employers and fleet managers, who are legally obliged to check a drivers’ entitlement to drive, will be under…

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Spark EV launches to increase productivity and remove range anxiety for electric vehicle fleet operators

Artificial intelligence-based telematics planning solution increases journeys per day by 20% and supports growing adoption of electric fleets Cambridge, UK, 21 November 2017. Aimed at fleet operators moving to electric vehicles (EVs), Spark EV (http://www.spark-technology.com/) today launched its new artificial intelligence-based journey prediction telematics solution. Spark EV enables vehicles to complete more journeys between charges, removes range anxiety and enables greater fleet utilisation, with up to 20% more journeys completed between charges. A combination of easy to install sensor technology, cloud-based machine learning analysis software and a powerful smartphone app,…

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New ADLV Team Eyes Evolving Opportunities Including GDPR

Several new faces have joined the Association for Driving Licence Verification (www.ADLV.co.uk) board. The changes, made in accordance with the Association’s founding charter, see Licence Check’s Terry Hiles elected as Deputy Chair to support the existing Chair, Malcolm Maycock of Licence Bureau. Chris Thornton of DriveTech joins as Treasurer and Mark Sugden of GBG takes over as Secretary and Head of Marketing. Kevin Curtis of Driving Monitor remains as Technical Director. The new team will set about building on the successes of the ADLV’s first 3 years and tackling future…

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