Fleets should be particularly vigilant in respect of European Union driver licence holders

02/04/2019

Malcolm Maycock, managing director of FSDF member Licence Bureau, urged fleets to be particularly vigilant in respect of European Union driver licence holders complying with UK regulations and potentially either exchanging their licence for a UK one or taking a UK driving test to obtain one.

He also advised fleet managers to not only undertake checks on driver licences to ensure their validity and whether drivers had any convictions, but also to risk assess foreign driver licence holders and put them through UK familiarisation training.

Malcolm Maycock also warned of a potential driver shortage, particularly in the parcel delivery sector, as a consequence of Brexit with many foreign workers currently considering whether or not to remain in the UK following the UK’s European Union departure and some already having left the country.

SOURCE: https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/fleet-industry-news/2019/04/02/brexit-leaves-fleets-to-tackle-forest-of-fires-says-acfo