What do I do if my tacho card is faulty?
If your digital tachograph card is lost, stolen, damaged or stopped working, report it to the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) immediately and apply for a replacement card within seven days.
Can you drive with a faulty tachograph?
Modern problems – failures of the latest tachographs Such defects should be removed as soon as possible. In case of tachograph failure, drivers should record manually their driving time, work and rests to avoid the accusation of non-registration of activity, which is associated with the highest penalties.
How long can you drive with a defective tacho?
You must have a break of at least 45 minutes after 4.5 hours of continuous driving. You can split this into shorter breaks during the 4.5hours but…. The first break must be at least 15 min and the second at least 30 minutes. Your tacho should be switched to rest mode and you must not do any other work during this time.
How long does it take to get a replacement Digi card?
Replacement driver cards should be issued within five working days of receiving a valid application. First applicants and renewals should be received within 15 working days from the day of DVLA receiving the application.
Who is responsible for the issue of tachograph charts?
An enforcement officer keeps one of your tachograph charts. Who should sign the back of the replacement chart? An enforcement officer keeps your analogue tachograph records. How should they endorse the replacement charts?
How long can you drive without digital tacho card?
15 calendar days
You can only drive without a tacho card for a maximum of 15 calendar days. The DVLA is required to issue you a new card within 5 working days, so this should not be a huge problem.
Who is responsible for issues tachograph charts?
An enforcement officer keeps one of your tachograph charts. Who should sign the back of the replacement chart? An enforcement officer keeps your analogue tachograph records.
How much is a new tacho card?
It costs: £32 for your first GB driver digital tachograph card. £19 to renew an expired card. £19 to replace a lost or stolen card.
How many days can you drive without Digi card?
Drivers should apply for a new card within 7 days of losing the card, but best advice is to apply immediately. In the meantime, whilst waiting for new card, you can continue driving for a maximum of 15 days. During this period, you must produce two daily print outs at the start and end of the shift.
Is it law to do a manual entry on Digital tacho?
Manual entries Drivers must produce a record of their whole daily working period. So when drivers are unable to operate the tachograph, have not been allocated a vehicle, or are working away from the vehicle and have had to remove their tachograph chart, they must manually record their activities on the chart.
How often does a digital tachograph have to be calibrated?
every two years
It is mandatory to have the tachograph calibrated every two years. This is often done as part of the MOT.
Can I drive a truck without a tacho card?
It is technically possible to operate vehicles fitted with a tachograph without a tachograph card. Although this is illegal, there are a few very rare exceptions. The main reason for driving without a tachograph card is allowed when the card is irretrievable (lost, damaged, malfunctioning or stolen).
Can you drive a lorry without a CPC?
You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it.
How many spare tacho rolls should a driver carry?
Digital Tachographs Make sure there are enough printer rolls in the vehicle (there must be one in the tachograph head and one spare in the cab.
How long do HGV infringements last?
If you’re wondering how long tacho infringements last, the straight answer is that there is no limit, and as stated above; driver hours offences can be investigated for up to 6 months. There are however different levels of infringements, where a level 5 infringement is the highest.
How can you tell when your tachograph needs to be inspected?
Analogue tachographs must be inspected and re-calibrated every two years. Digital tachographs must be calibrated every two years. If they have had any repair, if the vehicle registration changes, and/or if an alteration to the circumference of the tyres changes, they must be re-calibrated straight away.
Why do drivers not use the tachograph?
Either by mistakenly setting tachograph to work state or driving for some very short periods of time. The one thing we see drivers are missing is the fact that the resting period is also interrupted by actions they do on tachograph.
What does it mean when a card is removed from tachograph?
Whenever drivers insert a driver card into tachograph, they are asked what they did during the period the card was removed from the tachograph. Usually having a card removed from tachograph means that the driver has been resting during the period.
How do I apply for a digital tachograph card?
Apply for a digital driver tachograph card to store information about your daily work as a driver. There’s a different way to apply for a company tachograph card if you’re an operator. You can apply online or by post to:
Are there any problems with the DVLA digital tachograph driver card?
We have been informed that the DVLA are aware of problems on some Digital Tachograph Driver Cards. Several drivers have reported seeing the following errors on the display of the vehicle unit (VU) when inserting the Drivers Card: