Traffic Commissioners highlight the importance of managing your drivers

Posted by AndrewT on 14th Feb 2020

In their most recent Annual Report, the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain highlighted the importance of managing professional drivers. This includes regularly examining a driver’s licence, ensuring that the driver has a valid in-date driver's card and ensuring their drivers' CPC qualifications are current. The Traffic Commissioners recommend that every driver on your books should have an individual "driver's file" containing:
  • proof of regular online driving licence, CPC and digicard checks
  • training records
  • working time directive reports and any opt-out
  • tachograph infringement reports
  • driver assessments
  • disciplinary records
  • any other certificates or licences, such as ADR or DBS
Descartes SmartCompliance provides all the tools you need in one place via one user name and password to manage your drivers and focus on any problem areas. SmartAnalysis, will ensure that you keep on top of driver card downloads, infringements and drivers’ hours compliance. Whilst SmartLicence will automatically verify a drivers’ licence and CPC qualifications are valid. Signing up to SmartAnalysis or SmartLicence will also give you free access to the Driver CPC Management Module. See SmartCompliance. for more information on how you can manage your drivers.