What is a tachograph?
A tachograph is intended to gain insight in all driving and rest periods for heavy vehicles. These include trucks, heavy duty buses, touringscars, etc. In the Netherlands a tachograph is obligatory. Some exceptions are when vehicles are used on their own territory.
To use a tachograph, you need a driver's card and a company card. The driver Card is read at least every 27 days. The company card must be read at least every 3 months.
Via the Fleetassist platform you can read the tachograph remotely. These files can only be downloaded when the vehicle is on contact and the drivers are present. Without driver card and on contact the system recognizes directly. Via our Tacho Scheduler, a schedule can easily be made by tachograph when the files need to be downloaded.
ALL data is archived digitally and also have the possibility to be downloaded locally.
Driving without a card with a tachograph
When driving without a valid card with a vehicle containing a digital tachograph is punishable. They also call this "out of scope". When a vehicle is on the public road, a valid driver's card must be present in the tachograph at all times.