NEW – Smart Tachographs, what you need to know.

Smart Tachographs must be fitted to all new HGVs sold in the UK from 25th June 2019.

The new digital tachographs allow enforcement agencies to read data from them remotely.

HGVs won’t need to be stopped for a routine reading, less time wasted for both agents and drivers. Improving potential to check more tachographs per day and detect rule breakers.

Readers will detect.

Security breaches

Absence of a valid card

Speed whilst in motion

Detect and time adjustment data

Date of most recent calibration

Plus, more.

What it won’t detect.

The new tachographs will not track location at all times. Location readings will be taken at start and end of journey.

Sources –  FTA logistics