Fleet firms 'don't recheck licence'

A fleet software company has revealed that a fifth of firms are not rechecking their drivers' licences.

The Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) advises companies to check every six months, but CFC solutions has found that this isn't the case.

Neville Briggs, managing director at CFC, said: "There is varying guidance on how often driving licences should be rechecked with the DVLA. ACFO recommends every six months but we recommend that if a driver has a high number of points - eight or more - then their employer should be running a check much more often, perhaps every month.

"However, what has surprised us is the relatively high number of fleets who appear to be treating driving licence checks as a 'once only' exercise. It is a worrying trend and, in all probability, a duty of care failing."

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