Digital Tachograph Card

Tachographs record information about driving time, speed and distance. They are used to make sure drivers and employers follow the rules on drivers’ hours. There are 2 types of tachograph; analogue and digital. All commercial vehicles first registered on or after 1 May 2006 must be fitted with digital tachographs. Otherwise you can use an analogue tachograph.

Information from digital tachographs is saved on smart cards so it can be checked later. While it will be some time before I need one, I thought I’d get ahead of the game and order mine. For a £32.00 fee it can be ordered online. Mine arrived this morning but I’m still waiting for my updated license and my Driver CPC card.