How much does it cost to get a digital tachograph card?

It costs: £32 for your first GB driver digital tachograph card. £19 to renew an expired card. £19 to replace a lost or stolen card.

Can I check my tacho card online?

Tachograph card users can now view details online such as card status (for example valid, expired, lost) as well as the start and end dates and the latest card number.

How long is a Digi tachograph valid for?

five years
Your digital tachograph driver card is valid for five years. You should apply for renewal at least 15 days before your current driver card expires. Once your card expires it can only be used to display, print or download the data held on it.

Can you drive without a tacho card?

You can only drive without a tacho card for a maximum of 15 calendar days. The DVLA is required to issue you a new card within 5 working days, so this should not be a huge problem. You will need to wait until a replacement card is in your hand before you can start driving again.

Can I pay for a digital tachograph card online?

The DVLA has introduced an online service for company digital tachograph cards which allows company hard holders to access card services electronically. This includes, ‘Application for a digital tachograph company card(s) (D779)’ and ‘Application to renew your company digital tachograph card(s) (D787)’.

Who needs a digital tachograph card?

Digital tachographs. Generally, a digital Tachograph Vehicle Unit (VU) is required to be fitted to goods vehicles with a legal weight of over 3.5 tonnes (including any trailer) and passenger vehicles with more than nine seats (including the driver’s) and in either case they were first registered on or after May 2006.

Can you apply for a digital tacho card online?

Apply for Digital Tachograph Card Online You can apply online (in minutes) or use the special form to make a digital tachograph application with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if you have: A Great Britain (GB) photocard driving licence (England, Scotland, and Wales).

Who is exempt from using tachograph?

The main types of exempt vehicle are: vehicles that cannot go faster than 40 kilometres per hour, including vehicles that are restricted by a set speed limiter. emergency aid vehicles – vehicles used in the non-commercial transport of humanitarian aid for use in emergencies or rescue operations.

How much does it cost to fit a tachograph?

Those firms that make vans above 3.5 tonnes GVW will be fitting a tacho as standard anyway in the heavier vans, so it is fairly easy to make it a cost option on smaller models. Prices vary (see table) but you can expect to pay around £350-500 for a factory-fit tacho on a 3.5 tonne van.

Can you drive a 7.5 tonne lorry without a CPC?

Can I drive a 7.5-tonne lorry without a CPC? All those who are driving a 7.5-tonne lorry professionally are required to complete the Driver CPC. However, driving a 7.5-tonne truck for personal use does not require Driver CPC, but it does still require C1 entitlement on your hgv licence.

How long can you drive without a digital tacho card?

15 calendar days
You can drive without a driver card for up to 15 calendar days, or longer if it is necessary for the vehicle to be returned to its premises, as long as you can prove that you could not use the card during this period.

How do I use a digital tacho card for the first time?

Before driving, you must insert the card into slot 1 on the tachograph. The vehicle unit will authenticate and validate the card. If your card is validated, the tachograph displays a symbol with your name. If the card is not validated, the display will show the message – ‘insertion of non-valid card’.