Around 1.2 million drivers who have a digital tachograph card or a driver qualification card can now view this information online and also share it via a check code, or by giving their consent to use the ADD service.
The new data that’s available
Tachograph card users can now view details online such as card status (for example valid, expired, lost) as well as the start and end dates and the latest card number.
Drivers who have a driver qualification card (also known as Certificate of Professional Competence) can see the types of vehicle they’ve completed training in, and when the card is due to expire.
How drivers can view this information
There’s no need to do anything different to view your data. Simply log in to the View Driving Licence service, and if we hold tachograph or a driver qualification card data it’ll be there for you to view and share with your employer.
Why we made this data available
View Driving Licence has been used over 30 million times since its launch in 2014. Despite its popularity, we still continue to do user research to find ways of constantly improving the service.
There’s always been a great interest from businesses that employ drivers to have this data available digitally. Having this information available online means it’ll be quicker and easier to check the driving entitlements and compliance of their drivers. This plays an important part in improving road safety which is central to DVLA’s purpose.
In just over a month this new data has been viewed 100,000 times. This is a great result and example of how continuously improving our live services benefits our customers.
If you require any further information about the ADD API, please email ServiceEnquiries@dvla.gsi.gov.uk.