Novadata- transport compliance specialist said operators need to consider training staff for the arrival of smart tachographs next year.

EU regulation 165/2014 requires all new HGVs sold in the UK from 25 June 2019 to be installed with such devices, which allow enforcement vehicles fitted with remote early detection communication readers to read tachograph information remotely.

Novadata chairman Derek Broomfield said: “Transport operators need to ensure their drivers are properly trained to operate tachographs correctly and compliantly, and that there are robust policies and processes in place to manage and record tachograph data.”

He recommends that holders of a management CPC qualification undertake refresher training and it would be wise for restricted O-licence holders to attend an operator licence awareness course before the legislation comes into force.

He said: “ Any temptation to cut corners or be lax about knowing how to use them correctly should eventually disappear. As a result, safety standards and compliance levels will be raised, as will the professionalism and reputation of the transport industry.”


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You send us your tachograph charts and digital data and you can then access the analysis and simple reports via the analysis website.

With our service, you receive comprehensive information about your drivers’ hours, working time regulations and much more.

Straight-forward reports make it easy for you to interpret your data and take any necessary action to maintain compliance.

You can also sign up for specific reports and have them emailed directly to you, giving you all the information you need, whenever and wherever you need it.


  • Our service represents excellent value – there is no fixed ‘per-driver-per-week’fee
  • Digital driver data is charged at 25 pence per driver per working day, for analogue charts. We charge 35 pence for each chart we analyse – all vehicle unit downloads are free
  • There is no minimum contract and you only pay for the driver data and charts you submit

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