DTCO Digital Tachograph : The Remote Download Device (DLD®) is the sensible solution to downloading vehicle units and drivers cards automatically using wireless technology or GPRS.
There will be no more having to spend hours in the yard downloading vehicle units, as you can now schedule your downloads. They will then take place automatically into the tachograph analysis software, using (DLD®) in conjunction with the later generation digital tachographs.
Get tachograph data within minutes to determine whether or not your driver can make that last delivery or make it back to base, without needing a night out.
It had to come… the manufacturers of digital tachograph devices / vehicle units are beginning to integrate the download and data access with popular smart phones apps.
Stoneridge, a leading manufacturer of tacho’ devices have released two free Android apps that might help you to manage your tachos better.
To use our apps, you will need a Tacho Link dongle* to enable your digital tachograph to connect with your Android phone via a Bluetooth connection.
It certainly looks an interesting development. Will it make some of the dedicated Data Download devices redundant? If you want to know more about this device head over to the Stoneridge website.
Here is a useful web site for UK Transport Operators…
This site is a VALUABLE RESOURCE for all commercial drivers in the UK and Europe…
it includes forms and PDF guides on all aspects of driving haulage on UK roads.
Digital Tachographs: We recently stumbled on this simulator for various Digital Tacho systems. We cannot vouch for how good or up-to-date it is but it looks the best we have seen so far. However, it should give anyone new to digital tachos a reasonable idea of how they operate.
Apply to DVLA for a digital tachograph driver smart card. (UK Government)
Driver smart cards store tachographs information about your daily work as a driver. You need a “digital tachograph smart card reader” to extract and analyse the stored data.
How to apply: Complete application form D777B and post it to DVLA.
Download ‘D777B - Application for a digital tachograph driver card’ (PDF, 122KB)
You can also use this form to:
change your name or address on your card
replace a lost, stolen or damaged card
renew an expired card
Send the completed form with any fee and documents asked for on the form to:
DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1ST
You can also request an ‘ST1A’ application pack in the post.
Photograph ID: Your driver card will have a photograph and a digital copy of your signature on it. If you already have a photocard driving licence, DVLA will use the photograph and signature from that.
Note: Operators can apply for driver smart cards on behalf of their drivers.
Each card will need to be applied for separately. DVLA will accept payment for up to 25 driver card applications on one company cheque.
Lost or Stolen Smart Cards?
You must tell the DVLA immediately if your card is lost, stolen, damaged or not working properly.
DVLA : 0300 790 6109
You must apply for a replacement card within 7 days.
Northern Ireland : Find out how to apply for a digital tachograph driver card on nidirect.
There’s a new Download Device for Digital Tachograph Data called the Tach2Safe…
Only read about it (so cannot vouch or recommend it) but looks of interest and nice to see more devices coming out to whet our tacho taste buds.
According to it’s marketing bumph its mobile nature makes it suitable for all types of fleet managers. it looks neat and tidy at least.
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#948 CMR Consignments Notes
International Haulage need Road Consignment Notes
According to the UK Government website:
If you use a provider to transport goods internationally by road, there is a standard contract you should use. This is a road consignment note – known as the CMR consignment note – which confirms that the haulage company has received the goods and has a contract from the supplier to carry them.
On all international journeys – ie other than between the UK and the Republic of Ireland – a haulier must have a CMR note if carrying goods on a commercial basis.
The CMR note can be filled out by the company sending the goods abroad, the haulier or by a freight forwarder, but must contain prescribed information.
You will need three copies of a CMR note, including one:
for the supplier of the goods
for the eventual customer
to accompany the goods while they are being transported
» You can buy pre-printed pads of CMR Consignment Notes from various haulage outlets or buy online with GB Tachopak.
“GB Tachopak is proud to recommend Smartanalysis. Our customers who use Smartanalysis find the product easy to use, whilst supplying all the information required to ensure their operation remains legal. The product and the backup service are second to none. GB Tachopak supply Smartanalysis for both digital and analogue customers and will continue to work with Exentra to bring customers the product they need at the best possible price.”> Phil Latta, General Manager – GB Tachopak Limited