No Legal Printout Tachograph
A: Drivers who have received a lost, stolen or defective card must apply to the DVLA (in England) for a replacement within seven days. In the meantime, they may continue to operate a vehicle equipped with a digital tachograph. In these circumstances, drivers must make an impression at the beginning of each working day and at the end of working hours. These printouts must be retained for inspection for the next 28 calendar days. At the end of this 28-day period, the printouts must be returned to the vehicle operator, who must retain them for an additional 12 months. Drivers must write and sign their name and driving licence number on the back of each digital tachograph. The only real change here is the application of manual entry for vacation or sick leave, which requires a few minutes of typing when you return to work. I think it`s a necessary change (everything, not just the holidays). Many people do one or another shift here and there next to another job, or when they book vacations at the agency and work elsewhere.
We have a “duty of care” to get to work rested, in addition to our existing legal requirements. It`s all part of taking our work seriously. It is possible for a driver to drive two or more vehicles in a day using both types of control devices. Drivers in such a situation shall use a driver card to record behind the wheel of a vehicle by means of a digital tachograph and tachograph cards when driving a vehicle equipped with an analogue device. The absence of the vehicle may be recorded on both recording devices, but it need not be recorded on both recording devices. Today I made an impression on the speedometer and above it has (!!! No lawful expression!!!) What does that mean? Next, consider your time between starting your shift today and inserting your card, usually a slightly different job if you did something else before getting behind the wheel. Continue your shift as usual and be sure to take the necessary rest periods to comply with your driving time and work time policies. Mentally write down how much time elapses between ejecting your card and leaving work so that you can add it by manually tapping it the next time you put your card in the tachograph. There are different types of tachograph printouts – for example, some provide data on the UAV itself over a period of time and others provide data from individual driver cards. Data on tachograph printouts shall include the date and time of printing, cardholder/vehicle details, calibration details, vehicle and driver activity, odometer readings and a summary of total vehicle/driver activity. There are common rules, whether it is an analogue or digital tachograph. These rules affect not only the change of mode of the recording device, but also the recordings made by it.
Documents – whether digital printouts or analogue maps – are indeed legal documents and must be treated as such. If a driver is unable to create a digital or analogue recording, he or she must make a manual entry in a logbook or record sheet if necessary. A: Both employers and drivers must ensure that EFs are equipped with pressure rollers sufficient to produce tachograph prints when required. However, the driver must ensure that he or she has at least one roll of spare printer paper with him or her in the vehicle. VOSA traffic inspectors may require drivers to prove that they have a spare steamroller in the vehicle. Drivers who are unable to produce one upon request may be subject to a fixed penalty. A. Yes. Drivers must keep accurate records of their activities while working and make them available at all times when asked to do so. However, your digital tachograph may be defective or an incorrect recording has been made.
Therefore, a manual record must be created and provided to ensure that the overall record of driver activities is correct. Digital tachograph (VU) vehicle units record a series of data on vehicle usage (including driving time, speed and distance) and driver activity. Drivers must use their UAV to record driving times, work, uptime, breaks and rest times, etc. to provide an accurate representation of their activity upon request. Each driver must have a personal digital tachograph card to reduce the risk of fraudulent or inaccurate data. This data can also be viewed on computers equipped with the appropriate software. Although the law is not required to carry an EU-approved certification form, we strongly recommend that you do so. We are aware of cases, notably in France, where failure to present an EU-approved certification form during a roadside check resulted in an immediate fine for the driver. It is also advisable to have an EU-approved certification form in different languages. Some analogue devices and all digital tachographs automatically record the total time spent by a second driver while driving as a guard period and do not allow the mode to be changed to “pause” or “other work”. If the second driver does not have to work during this time, the enforcement authorities accept the first 45 minutes of this time as a driving break.
However, all times other work must be recorded manually by the driver on a print or map. If, for any reason, the tachograph does not keep an accurate record of activities (e.g. if the driver accidentally makes an incorrect manual entry into a digital tachograph or does not press the mode button or switch correctly), the driver is strongly recommended to make an appropriate manual recording of the tachograph. In the case of digital devices, the driver must make and sign an impression for the relevant period with a note on the defect and the reason at the time of the defect. For analog devices, recording must be done on the back of the table. There is no legal requirement to provide a certification letter, but we do not currently know how other EU Member States see this problem and some may currently require certification letters. We therefore recommend, until the situation is clear, that drivers carry employer certification letters for drivers travelling to other countries to cover sick leave, annual leave and time driving a vehicle that does not fall within the scope of EU/AETR rules in the last 28 days. Drivers shall ensure that the mode switch of an analogue tachograph or the mode button of a digital tachograph is set correctly in order to record their activities. A: Drivers must be able to provide tachograph recordings of current work activity and the previous 28 days. Those working with different vehicles equipped with analogue and digital tachographs must be able to produce digital impressions of the tachograph (as well as manual recordings), analogue tachograph cards and driver cards if they so wish. These records must be kept in a secure place so that they cannot be disturbed and can then be produced upon request. This is automatically recorded on most tachographs.
A: Printouts are required by law in three main scenarios. The first is when the driver card is damaged, lost or stolen (as we have already mentioned). Second, printouts are mandatory even if a driver is forced to record details of an emergency that has forced them to break the usual rules (e.g. driving time rules). Printed outputs are also required by law if requested by an enforcement officer. After the initial 28-day period, also mentioned above, all legally required printouts must be kept legible by vehicle operators for at least 12 months to ensure compliance with EU rules on driving time.