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WTD and Drivers Hours rules simplified

We all know that the Working Time Directive (WTD), and how it applies to drivers’ hours can be confusing.  It turns out the UK government know this too, so they have produced a leaflet which simplifies it, called 'EU drivers' hours and WTD rules'. 

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Update: Single Manned International Bus Journeys

As of 1 January 2014 the rules for single manned international bus journeys changed. Drivers driving between 22:00 and 06:00 are now required to take a 45 minute break after 3 hours of aggregated driving, instead of the usual 4.5 hours.

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CITO2 Software Update - May 2016

We recently released an update to the CITO2 software.  This software replaces the existing CITO software.  

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Visit us at the CV Show and win a Smart Watch

Come along to stand 4D11, and see the benefits of the SE5000 Exakt Duo2 tachograph.  Featuring tried and tested Duo Technology, the decision support tool that gives drivers real-time updates on driving and rest time, it helps them to reduce infringements and stay legal. This really is our smartest One Minute Rule tachograph yet.

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Road Transport Directive

The Road Transport Directive is a subset of the Working Time Directive specifically applying to mobile workers involved in transporting goods and who are affected by the Driver's Hours regulations.

The regulations restrict any worker to an average working week of 48 hours either over set or rolling periods. The maximum anyone is able to work in a single week is 60 hours.

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Digital/analogue tacho recertification course: 11/08/15, Coventry *spaces available*

This course is for previously DVSA certified Tachograph Workshop Technicians who need re-certification, and runs on 11 August 2015 for 1 day at Renault Coventry, Burlington Road, Nuneaton CV10 7JR. There are spaces available so book now.

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Elmia Lastbil - 20th-23rd August, Sweden

Stoneridge Electronics is exhibiting at the Elmia Lastbil show, an international trade fair for the haulage and transport industry, from 20-23 August in Jönköping, Sweden. 

Visit us on stand D03:33 to see our user-friendly tachograph solutions and our recently launched SE5000 Exakt Duodigital tachograph.  

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Elmia Lastbil - 24th-27th August, Sweden

In August 2016 we are returning to the Elmia Lastbil show, an international trade fair for the haulage and transport industry in Jönköping, Sweden.

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Digital tacho - VU download limit extended to 90 days

On 6 April 2015, the UK tachograph legislation regarding the digital vehicle unit (VU) download period changed.

The maximum legal limit for downloading tachograph data from the VU has increased from the 56 days to 90 days. The ruling applies to both passenger and good vehicles, and the limit for the driver card remains the same.  

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Annex 1B

Annex 1B, an addition to EEC Regulation No 3821/85 on working hours and tachographs, sets the required specifications for manufacturing digital tachographs. Naturally, Stoneridge's SE5000 meets or exceeds all these specifications and as such has already been granted type approval for use in the EU. Furthermore, the OPTAC range is compatible with all digital tachographs which meet the Annex 1B requirements.

A copy of Annex 1B was added to EEC Council Regulation No 3821/85, (may take a while to load).

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