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.
Absence of a valid card
Speed whilst in motion
Detect and time adjustment data
Date of most recent calibration
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 – www.freightlink.co.uk FTA logistics