FTA warns against new licence checking system

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted to the DVLA’s plans to introduce a new licence checking system this summer. 

The Government is abolishing the paper counterpart that currently accompanies all UK photocard licences after 8 June this year. 

The FTA has previously voiced its concerns, warning that freight operators have a legal obligation to check their drivers’ licences several times a year.  The FTA commented that the planned changes will make licence checking extremely difficult, and that the proposed online system is not robust enough to cope with industry demands.  

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