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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.Read more
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).Read more
Digital/analogue tacho recertification course: 13/08/15, Newport *spaces available*
This training course is for previously DVSA certified Tachograph Workshop Technicians who need re-certification, and runs on 13 August 2015 for 1 day at Commercial Motors, Unit A Newport Business Centre, Corporation Rd, NEWPORT, Wales NP19 4RF. There are spaces available so book now.Read more
Drivers' Hours Regulations
Designed to limit the number of hours a worker can drive and the minimum rest time required between spells behind the wheel, the Drivers' Hours Regulations is split into three major categories:
- Daily and fortnightly driving limits
- Required rest breaks and the amount of rest required on a daily and weekly basis
- Emergencies and exemptions
Stoneridge helps to keep you up to date with tachograph law. As you probably know, every new vehicle that needs a tachograph is now legally required to have a digital unit installed. While this doesn't make any difference to the role of the tachograph and hours your drivers can work, it changes how you need to meet your legal obligations for examining and retaining tachograph data.Read more