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FAQs for Digital Tachograph Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are digital tachographs?
  2. What do I need?
  3. What are the Regulations?
  4. What data is stored on the card and the Vehicle Unit?
  5. Downloading and storage of data
  6. What equipment do I need?
  7. Moving from Analogue to Digital Tachographs
  8. Some more information and useful links
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1. What are digital tachographs?

Digital tachographs are the replacement for analogue paper charts and were introduced following the adoption of EC regulation 561/2006. This regulation stated that, from 1st May 2006 the fitment of digital tachographs is mandatory, for all new vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonnes.

Vehicles currently using analogue tachographs are not required to retro fit digital. Digital tachographs allow data to be recorded and stored to both the driver’s card and the vehicle unit (VU) with downloading requirements for card and VU.

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2. What do I need?

Smart Cards

All smart cards are available from DVLA by requesting an application form from 0300 7906109 and currently the driver card and the company card are £32 and the workshop card is free. They can also be obtained from local DVLA offices, DVSA testing stations and online at www.gov.uk form D777B.

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3. What are the Regulations?

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4. What data is stored on the card and the Vehicle Unit?

5. Downloading and storage of data

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6. What equipment do I need?

7. Moving from Analogue to Digital Tachographs

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. In fact it is often said how much easier the digital tachograph is to use and monitor driving activity.

There is lots of information available regarding best practice in relation to digital tachographs, but remember there is no such thing as a silly question. Please feel free to contact the team at GB Tachopak, who will be more than happy to assist with all your digital tachograph and general transport, related queries.

8. Some more information and useful links

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