Digital Tachograph Services
Digital tachographs replaced analogue tachographs as a result of EEC legislation 1360/2002.
This required the mandatory fitting of digital tachographs for all relevant vehicles manufactured after
May 1, 2006.
A digital tachograph consists of sender mounted on the vehicles gearbox, a tachograph head and digital card. The sender produces electronic signals as the gearbox shaft turns. This information is converted to speed data by the head unit.
The driver can select other modes such as “rest mode” when stationary, drivers are legally required to accurately record their activities.
By Law the driver’s card must be downloaded every 28 days.
Drivers working hours are defined and governed by European regulations 561/2006.