Digital Tachographs & Analysis

Digital Tachographs Analysis software replaced a manual and visual process some years ago. It assists Transport Managers and Road Transport O License operators analyse and manage their employees or agency drivers tachograph data to ensure driver full compliance in line with legislation which includes drivers' hours, infringements and driver behaviours to name a few. 

Analogue VU’s & Records Management

Analogue tachograph recordings are made by a stylus cutting traces into a wax-coated chart. Speed, distance and drive activity are recorded.

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Common Rules

There are common rules regardless of whether using an analogue or digital tachograph unit.

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Digital Tachograph

Digital tachographs work by storing digital data on the driver and vehicle in their own memory and separately on a driver’s smart card.

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Digital Driver Cards

It is a legal requirement for a digital tachograph-equipped vehicle driven in the scope of EU rules that the driver must use a driver card. If the vehicle is used without a card being inserted, the system will not prevent the vehicle from being driven.

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Tacho Enforcement & Penalties

Action taken against drivers’ hours and tachograph rules infringements by drivers is largely determined by legislation where enforcement and penalties are applied.

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Tachograph Legislation

Find the tachographs legislation and there use with links to the relevant data and information which you may find useful.

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Manual Tacho Record Entries

Most analogue charts have a specified place to make manual entries (usually on the reverse). However, manual entries can be made anywhere on the chart.

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Tachograph History & Background Use

The more advanced version of the analogue tachograph, digital tachograph records information guidance on a range of vehicle and driver activities.

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Responsibilities of Tachograph Operators

Transport Operators responsibilities in connection with recording equipment such as a piece of tachograph equipment.

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Tachograph Repairs & Testing

Vehicles fitted with Tachograph Units whether Analogue or Digital Units should have these units calibrated, tested and the seals checked periodically.

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