Public services provider Amey has awarded a three-year contract extension to Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) to provide fleet compliance and risk management services.
It follows the introduction of an electronic licence monitoring service for its 12,000 car and commercial drivers across the UK and Ireland, which has boosted compliance by more than 40 per cent.
Julie Davies, group fleet and plant compliance manager at Amey, said: “We have seen dramatic improvements in fleet compliance, particularly in the last 12 months. We want to build on this achievement as part of our wider commitment to road and workplace safety.
“ADT is using its proven expertise to identify areas of improvement within our fleet operation and together we are developing innovative solutions to reduce risk and achieve industry best practice.”
The electronic licence monitoring service has been designed to guarantee that new and existing employees are legally entitled to drive while reducing the administrative workload. By using optical character recognition technology, licence details can now be captured by smartphone – significantly speeding up the process and removing the need for computer access. Meanwhile, a document-checking system for about 1,000 grey fleet drivers – including proof of insurance, tax and MOT – has increased compliance to over 99 per cent.
Under the latest agreement, ADT has been tasked with developing a centralised training programme to deliver a structured approach based on targeted requirements. The licence monitoring service, interfaced directly with the DVLA via ADT’s Riskmapp system, will identify any new endorsements and request the driver completes the appropriate e-training module. This will enable Amey to address any issues by automatically triggering a training requirement based on the nature of the offence committed.
Richard Guy, Amey’s head of fleet, added: “This contract extension will enable us to build on our commitment to occupational road risk – keeping our people safe – and ensure we are working with a partner that shares our values.”
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