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ADLV survey shows fleet demand for the DVSA to release CPC training data

Glyn Jones

A recent survey by the ADLV (Association for Driving Licence Verification & Vehicles) has shown the desire to allow fleets greater access to driver CPC training course attendance data.

Transport and fleet logistics managers, compliance officers and HR directors, were surveyed.

The DVSA has been encouraged to make the data directly accessible.

ADLV board member, Glyn Jones (pictured), said: ‘The current system is not meeting the demands of the fleet sector.

“However, by enabling easy open access to CPC training course data, through the DVLA, fleets could gain a single source of truth about a drivers’ training – helping them to ensure compliance, efficiency and ultimately road safety.

“The results of this survey are emphatic and represent a clear and pressing business case for the DVSA to change the system.
“If required, the ADLV would be happy to help guide them on how best to introduce and apply that change."

ADLV believes the DVSA can do this by adding CPC course and attendance data to driver data files that are already held by the DVLA.

The survey results revealed showed that fleet managers viewed training data as a crucial element of fleet driver management and compliance, with over 75% of those surveyed indicating that that they take CPC training courses into consideration when hiring new drivers.

Jones added: “We believe, that the significant benefits of making a change, will lead many fleet operators to add this data either to a driver’s existing records or utilise it in a simple bulk online format.

“With this in mind, the ADLV will forward these results to both the DVSA and DVLA and hopefully their response will be a positive one.”

ADLV aims to promote and encourage best practice within the industry, ensuring fleets are responsible for their employees safety, as well as road safety.



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