The New Zealand Police can impound any vehicle being driven by someone who’s disqualified or suspended from driving, or doesn’t have a valid driver licence. That means they can stop your driver on the road and call for a tow truck to take the vehicle (and its load) away to a storage facility. The vehicle will stay at the storage facility for 28 days, and then you’ll have to pay the towing and storage fees before you can get it back.
Avoid having your vehicles impounded by keeping up to date with the driver licence status of your drivers. Only let your appropriately-licensed drivers drive your vehicles.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, you need to protect the health, safety and welfare of all of your employees. That includes making sure you only have appropriately licensed, trained and competent drivers driving your vehicles, to help keep them safe. It also helps you meet your obligation as a transport service licence holder to operate a safe service.
If you operate a taxi or bus service, you can help keep your drivers’ passenger (P) endorsements up to date. You’ll find out before a P endorsement is due to expire, so there’ll be plenty of time to do the paperwork to renew it.
Check the driver licence statuses of your drivers quickly and easily. You won’t need to make toll calls or spend time waiting in a queue.
TORO can show you:
TORO can send you notifications when:
Your company must get signed consent (agreement) from your drivers before you can access their driver licence details in TORO. You must meet the requirements in the Privacy Act 2020 and other relevant laws when you collect, disclose and use personal information.
Applying to use TORO (the application pack) explains more about your privacy responsibilities and includes the consent form you should use to get your drivers’ consent.
It’s free for transport service licence holders to register for and use TORO.