Europe News: Digital tachographs – one year on

Europe News:  Digital tachographs – one year on

May 1st marked the first anniversary of the introduction of the digital tachograph to all new commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes registered in the UK.

Since May 2006, some 40,000 new lorries have been required to fit and use the new technology, and around 245,000 drivers have been issued with the required smart card together with 32,000 companies.

According to the Freight Transport Association, the changeover from analogue to digital has been relatively trouble free.

FTA's general manager – training, Brian Szukala said that a number of large fleets are considering major retro-fit programs in order to have their entire fleet operating on one standard rather than two.

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