Fleets to save following BVRLA's success in Red Tape Challenge
By 2015, fleet companies will be able to request electronic vehicle registration documents when they need them, removing the administrative burden of needing to store paper copies, saving an estimated £3 million per year and affecting over two million fleet vehicles.
The DVLA has also committed to abolishing the tax disc by October 2014, which could save members a further £3.5 million per year.
Finally, the DVLA has promised to abolish the paper counterpart of the driving licence. The BVRLA continues to collaborate with the agency to ensure it delivers a workable alternative.
Commenting on the announcement, BVRLA Legal and Policy Director Jay Parmar said: "Being able to request the V5C on demand from the DVLA will reduce costs on fleet owners who currently have to store and retrieve millions of documents each year."
"Notifying the DVLA electronically of a change of keeper will remove a huge administrative burden for our members as well. However, the industry needs an online replacement for the driving licence paper counterpart that is cost-effective and provides real-time, 24/7 access."
The BVRLA has worked closely with the Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies over the last three years, and will continue to help members and the government with the transition to online fleet services.