Tachodisc distribution uk limited, hermes house, st. Each workshop authorized to install digital tachographs has a smartcard that allows full access to the tachograph and its settings 1, 2. Students will receive a copy of the ntp digital tachograph symbols guide that you can download, save and print to use as a. On the security of digital tachographs researchgate. Frequent tachograph information download is a good practice for keeping up with the latest data to ensure compliance. We only charge for the number of drivers you have only. Haulage companies must have access to the information clocked inside the digital tachographs of their vehicles. Digital tachographs must be fitted to all vehicles first registered from 1 may 2006. How often must a digital tachograph be checked and calibrated.
Use tachograph charts if using analogue tachos, to record activity across vehicles. This is the first in our ongoing series of monthly blogs, answering questions from our customers on how digital tachographs and the analysis software works, with each focusing on a particular subject. A guide to tachographs and how to use them peter smythe. For more information on download tools and how to use them, please visit our knowledge base. After this period the digital tachograph can start overwriting the data on the card. This involves the data that is stored in the mass memory of the tachograph. All commercial vehicles first registered on or after 1 may 2006 must be fitted with digital tachographs. For a small charge tachodisc can upgrade your compatible device for you. If you want to copy data from a given range withwithout. Both machines record the same information and are both still currently used on the roads. Ideally you should download driver cards and vehicle units more frequently to ensure you have regular backups of your data and any infringements can be spotted and dealt with quickly. Firstly you insert a company card into slot 1 of the tachograph. How often should i download tachograph data tachodisc.
The digital tachographs are also easier with regards to roadside checks carried out by police as they present the information quickly and easily. If you want do download all data from the digital tachograph hold the all button. However unlike the analogue, which records only to a record sheet, the digital units will record to the driver smart card and also hold the information in the. Making sure the card and tachograph is working correctly.
Applying for a replacement card if lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctioning within 7 days. Digital downloads guidelines the card to be downloaded at least every 28 days and the vu at least every 56 days. Simply specify how often you wish to read the driver cards and vehicle data, and all future downloads are done automatically. Digital tachograph company card application using d779b form. New to digital tachographs what are the drivers and. A download key is a device with which you can manually read the data, the socalled. In fact it is often said how much easier the digital tachograph is to use and monitor driving. However, as one of the purposes of doing the download from the vehicle unit is to identify instances of missing mileage and excessive speeding, you may wish to continue to do downloads at more regular intervals, as it will be easier to identify and investigate any gaps in records and if necessary take disciplinary action. Frequently asked questions tachograph analysis ireland.
Apr 05, 2019 tachographs are mandatory in eu for all new passenger carriers and trucks. Is unique to the individual driver and valid for five years. For further information and full briefing note, please see the industry news. Too many operators seem to be content to get their advice on digital tachographs from a bloke down the pub, rather than dvsa formerly vosa or a trade body. Analogue vs digital tachographs whats the difference. Operators warned about correct use of tachographs van news. Its a good thing that more and more gps trackers now support tachographs among other devices and sensors. But it has been found that individuals other ignore the law or do not understand when and who needs to use a tachograph, when they are either towing a vehicle with a trailer. How often do i have to download my digital tachograph. The digital tachograph just has a few added bonuses. Note that if you want to download data only from the card, hold the card button before inserting the reader to the tachograph. Only holding one card unless within one month of expiry, when two cards can be held allowing employers to download driver data from card. By law you are required to download driver smartcards at least every 28 days and vehicle unit data every 90 days.
The infringements weve seen include failing to get a company tachograph card and digital download equipment after buying a vehicle with a digital tachograph. This course will give students a basic overview of how to use a digital tachograph along with a complete guide to the symbols used on a digital tachograph. If you wish to fit a digital tachograph to a truck that does not have one fitted, or replace a broken digital tachograph then you will need to contact one of the tachograph manufacturers direct or your vehicle dealer for advice on suppliers in your area. Transport undertakings must periodically download this data from the digital tachograph known as the vehicle unit or vu every 90 days and from driver cards every 28 days and analyse the.
Apr 28, 2014 the infringements weve seen include failing to get a company tachograph card and digital download equipment after buying a vehicle with a digital tachograph. Rules on drivers hours and tachographs goods vehicles in gb and europe revised 2011 gv262. On offer is something you definitely do not see lisle digital tachograph download device for sale. Like the analogue tachograph, the digital unit records driver activity times driving, other work, rest and breaks. This card is used to activate, install, calibrate and carry out inspections of digital tachographs and the workshop card is valid for a period of one year. A driver who does not possess a driver card is not permitted to drive vehicles that are fitted with digital tachographs. Using a digital driver card to record all work and driving. What has not changed, however, is the need to analyse tachograph data to ensure that drivers comply with the eu drivers hours rules and do not jeopardise their employers olicence. Despite changes to legislation regarding digital tachographs, in the majority of eu countries, replacement tachographs will still be analogue.
Digital tachographs store digital data on the driver and vehicle in their own memory, as well as separately on each drivers individual smart card. Uk explains that, all commercial vehicles first registered on or after 1 may 2006 must be fitted with digital tachographs. The company digital tacho card lets you download this important information and statistics. However, despite the jargon, the law is relatively straightforward. But its worth remembering this is the maximum, not the rule. This data must therefore also be downloaded within this period and stored on a server or computer. You can also use tachographs as an alternative to written records of domestic drivers hours rules. A driver card can be downloaded through the vehicle unit or can be downloaded using a computer and the necessary software. How frequently do you download your drivers smartcards. The card can store all relevant driver data required for eu drivers hours regulations including break and rest times. From a transport management perspective, knowing whenif an infringement has.
Digital tachographs work by storing digital data on the driver and vehicle in their own memory and separately on a drivers smart card. Electronic tachographs get their input from a sensor in the gearbox, which sends. May 07, 2015 however, as one of the purposes of doing the download from the vehicle unit is to identify instances of missing mileage and excessive speeding, you may wish to continue to do downloads at more regular intervals, as it will be easier to identify and investigate any gaps in records and if necessary take disciplinary action. In order to apply for a workshop card youll need to. Your digital tachograph driver card should be downloaded at least once every 28 days and the vehicle unit should be downloaded within every 56 days. Contact us regarding tachograph sales, fitment and repairs. Analog and digital tachograph compliance and advice. Unlike analogue tachographs where the tachograph head is checked every two years and recalibrated every six years, digital tachographs must be fully recalibrated. Digital tachographs make tampering much more difficult by sending signals in an encrypted manner. Although moving to digital tachographs from analogue, or even starting from scratch, sounds daunting, once the basics are mastered, the technology involved with digital tachographs is easy to understand. The required vu files to be downloaded are the overview, activity, events and faults and the technical file.
It is therefore necessary to go to the vehicle to read the data. Having made this investment you will then have a single digital system to extract, store, analyse and report on your tachograph data. Often the law regarding towing and tachographs can be very confusing. Oct 18, 2016 the digital tachographs are also easier with regards to roadside checks carried out by police as they present the information quickly and easily. Unsurprisingly, that advice turns out all too often to be completely wrong. Eu regulation 602002 makes digital tachographs mandatory for all vehicles described in the above section regulations and manufactured after 1 august 2005. The personal digital tachograph driver card is a credit cardsized plastic card that contains a microchip. Check that the tachograph unit does not need a recalibration this can be found on a sticker inside the drivers door you must inform the operator if you think the tachograph is faulty or you are unsure of how to use it correctly. The tachomaster drivers guide to the digital tachograph. For vehicle data, the limit by law is every 90 days and for driver data, is every 28 days.
Digital tachographs became mandatory in new commercial trucks and buses in may 2006. Rules on drivers hours and tachographs backline logistics. Drivers must ensure that the mode switch on an analogue tachograph or the mode button on a. To download data from your vehicle unit, you need a download device and your company card. Historically speaking, the european union has often been criticised for. Once the tachograph has finished reading your company card you can then connect the download tool such as the digidown plus and download either the entire tachograph or just the period of information since the previous download.
Reading the driver card is often also possible with the same download key, but in some cases a separate card reader is used for this. From a transport management perspective, knowing whenif an infringement has read more. The tachomaster drivers guide to the digital tachograph 3 december 20 uk 2. Drivers must ensure that the mode switch on an analogue tachograph or the mode button on a digital tachograph is correctly set to record their activities. Our range of analogue tachographs cover a huge range of trucks and applications, are easy to fit, and come with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty. Fleet operators must be allowed to download digital tachograph data from driver cards whenever it is requested, but must download the data from driver cards at least every 28 calendar days and from vehicle units at least every 90 calendar days. Digital tachographs became mandatory in trucks first registered on or after 1 may 2006, sweeping away 25 years of analogue tachographs and paper charts. Tachograph for sale in uk 48 secondhand tachographs. Our dedicated and reliable team of specialists have over twenty five years of experience delivering a fast and reliable service, fuelled by providing customer satisfaction. Digital tachograph download devices prodrivers ireland. Fleet operators are obliged to retain both digital and analogue tachograph records for a period of at. Whatever you need as an ownerdriver or fleet manager, drivers.
The provision of driver cards for use by drivers, companies, calibration workshops and enforcement officers is central to digital tachographs. Reading the driver card is often also possible with the same download key. So, to help operators particularly those without transport managers stay on the right side of the law, heres a checklist of your responsibilities around digital tachographs. Remote digital tachograph download transport management. There are 2 types of tachograph analogue and digital. Tachodisc distribution uk limited trading as tachodisc is registered in england and wales. Most of the manufacturers of digital tachographs and other software suppliers. A digital tachograph must be read once every 90 days. Transport undertakings must periodically download this data from the digital tachograph known as the vehicle unit or vu every 90 days and from driver cards every 28 days and analyse the information to. Remember that by law, your driver is required to carry 28 days worth of tachograph data with him in the cab. Tachographs are mandatory in eu for all new passenger carriers and trucks. A downloading a digital tachograph is an easy process.
Digicard downloads the law says the maximum time you can leave the date between downloading drivers smartcards is 28 days. Driver cards and records lost, stolen or malfunctioning driver cards. Faqs on digital tachographs, smartanalysis and data security. A digital tachograph is a device fitted to a vehicle that digitally records its speed and distance, together with the drivers activity selected from a choice of modes in europe, it succeeded the analogue tachograph as a result of european union regulation 602002 that made digital tachographs mandatory for all relevant vehicles manufactured after august 1, 2005.608 277 1177 923 1410 166 745 489 1498 1234 200 406 1458 1056 1109 484 173 230 891 400 1451 17 567 423 748 1152 545 525 100 198 1253 1499 374 154 722