Quick Answer: Can I Apply For A Digital Tacho Card Before I Pass My Test?

Can I drive while waiting for my digi card?

You are able to drive, however, it can only be for a period of up to 15 calendar days and no more.

As the DVLA must replace any cards within 5 working days, this shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve and, again, it only applies to those who have lost or damaged their tacho card..

Can I leave tacho card in overnight?

In terms of leaving the card in the machine overnight the only reason to do this would be to allow the driver to insert directly onto the system any activity that was being taken during the night, for example, rest period.

What is the fine for driving without a tacho card?

Failure to observe driving time, break of rest period rules: Fine upto £2,500 (level 4) Failure to make or keep records under the GB domestic rules: Fine upto £2500 (level 4) Failure to install a tachograph: Fine upto £5000 (level 5) Failure to use a tachograph: Fine upto £5000 (level 5)

When would you need to make manual entries?

So when drivers are unable to operate the instrument, have not been allocated a vehicle, or are working away from the vehicle and have had to remove their digi tachograph card, they must manually record their activities. Manual entries are recorded on the driver card.

Do you have to do manual entry on a digital tachograph?

The tachograph, although digital, will not do without manual entries. There are many situations that require manual data input. … Truck drivers often and regularly ask questions about logging the tachograph card.

Who is exempt from using tachograph?

Digital Tachograph Exemptions A vehicle whose gross vehicle weight is not more than 3.5 tonnes. A vehicle with between 10 and 17 seats (including driver’s seat) used exclusively for the non-commercial carriage of passengers. A vehicle with a maximum authorised speed not exceeding 40kph.

Can I hire a 7.5 ton lorry without a CPC?

DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC.

How long do Tacho infringements last?

The punishment, depends on the severity of the breach and VOSA can investigate up to 6 months of tachograph logs for driver hours offences with no time limit for investigations into tachograph falsification.

Do you need a tacho for private use?

You do not need a tachograph if you are making a personal journey and driving a vehicle up to 7.5 tonnes (though you would need an appropriate licence to drive a vehicle that size).

How long does it take to get digital tacho card?

Your tachograph driver card will be sent to your home address. Replacement driver cards should be issued within five working days of receiving a valid application. First applicants and renewals should be received within 15 working days from the day of DVLA receiving the application.

Can I apply for a digital tachograph card online?

Apply for Digital Tachograph Card Online Apply by completing the DVLA digital tachograph form D777B/DL download. You must use the DVLA D777B(DL) form to get a new digital tachograph driver smart card or renew an expired card.

How long can you drive without digital tacho card?

15 calendar daysYou 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. If your card has expired, you effectively don’t have one.

Can I drive without a tacho card?

You must hold a valid driver card to operate the tachograph unit. … If you do not have a valid driver card, you must not drive a vehicle with a digital tachograph. If your card is lost, stolen or faulty, you can drive without a driver card for a maximum period of 15 calendar days subject to certain conditions.

How much is a digital tachograph card?

Table of costsDigital tachograph card feesDriver cardFirst card application£32Replacement card: lost, stolen or damaged£19Change of name and/or address on existing digital tachograph cardFreeChanging GB or Member State digital tachograph driver card for your first NI digital tachograph driver card£324 more rows