A: Drivers must be able to provide tachograph recordings of current work activity and the previous 28 days. Those working with different vehicles equipped with analogue and digital tachographs must be able to produce digital impressions of the tachograph (as well as manual recordings), analogue tachograph cards and driver cards if they so wish. These records must be kept in a secure place so that they cannot be disturbed and can then be produced upon request. If, for any reason, the tachograph does not keep an accurate record of activities (e.g. if the driver accidentally makes an incorrect manual entry into a digital tachograph or does not press the mode button or switch correctly), the driver is strongly recommended to make an appropriate manual recording of the tachograph. In the case of digital devices, the driver must make and sign an impression for the relevant period with a note on the defect and the reason at the time of the defect. For analog devices, recording must be done on the back of the table. There are different types of tachograph printouts – for example, some provide data on the UAV itself over a period of time and others provide data from individual driver cards. Data on tachograph printouts shall include the date and time of printing, cardholder/vehicle details, calibration details, vehicle and driver activity, odometer readings and a summary of total vehicle/driver activity. There is no legal requirement to provide a certification letter, but we do not currently know how other EU Member States see this problem and some may currently require certification letters. We therefore recommend, until the situation is clear, that drivers carry employer certification letters for drivers travelling to other countries to cover sick leave, annual leave and time driving a vehicle that does not fall within the scope of EU/AETR rules in the last 28 days. Today I made an impression on the speedometer and above it has (!!! No lawful expression!!!) What does that mean? The only real change here is the application of manual entry for vacation or sick leave, which requires a few minutes of typing when you return to work.
I think it`s a necessary change (everything, not just the holidays). Many people do one or another shift here and there next to another job, or when they book vacations at the agency and work elsewhere. We have a «duty of care» to get to work rested, in addition to our existing legal requirements. It`s all part of taking our work seriously. Some analogue devices and all digital tachographs automatically record the total time spent by a second driver while driving as a guard period and do not allow the mode to be changed to «pause» or «other work». If the second driver does not have to work during this time, the enforcement authorities accept the first 45 minutes of this time as a driving break. However, all times other work must be recorded manually by the driver on a print or map. A: Printouts are required by law in three main scenarios.
The first is when the driver card is damaged, lost or stolen (as we have already mentioned). Second, printouts are mandatory even if a driver is forced to record details of an emergency that has forced them to break the usual rules (e.g. driving time rules). Printed outputs are also required by law if requested by an enforcement officer. After the initial 28-day period, also mentioned above, all legally required printouts must be kept legible by vehicle operators for at least 12 months to ensure compliance with EU rules on driving time. In a week in which driving took place within the scope, all previous work (including journeys outside the scope) since the last daily or weekly rest period (either under EU driving or working time rules) should be recorded as `other work` on a tachograph card, manual printing or entry using the manual input function of a digital tachograph card. or a legally required British national entry in a logbook. Although the law is not required to carry an EU-approved certification form, we strongly recommend that you do so. We are aware of cases, notably in France, where failure to present an EU-approved certification form during a roadside check resulted in an immediate fine for the driver. It is also advisable to have an EU-approved certification form in different languages. A: Drivers who have received a lost, stolen or defective card must apply to the DVLA (in England) for a replacement within seven days. In the meantime, they may continue to operate a vehicle equipped with a digital tachograph.
In these circumstances, drivers must make an impression at the beginning of each working day and at the end of working hours. These printouts must be retained for inspection for the next 28 calendar days. At the end of this 28-day period, the printouts must be returned to the vehicle operator, who must retain them for an additional 12 months. Drivers must write and sign their name and driving licence number on the back of each digital tachograph. A: Both employers and drivers must ensure that EFs are equipped with pressure rollers sufficient to produce tachograph prints when required. However, the driver must ensure that he or she has at least one roll of spare printer paper with him or her in the vehicle. VOSA traffic inspectors may require drivers to prove that they have a spare steamroller in the vehicle. Drivers who are unable to produce one upon request may be subject to a fixed penalty.
There are common rules, whether it is an analogue or digital tachograph. These rules affect not only the change of mode of the recording device, but also the recordings made by it. Documents — whether digital printouts or analogue maps — are indeed legal documents and must be treated as such. If a driver is unable to create a digital or analogue recording, he or she must make a manual entry in a logbook or record sheet if necessary. As if I was eating from the beginning of the day until the beginning of my shift. What can they say! Because I`m just going to say I`m a very, very slow eater. I just thought, can`t we just «lie» about the things we do outside of work. I haven`t even passed my driving test yet and it shows! EDIT: I have been misinformed about these changes by questionable articles online.
It doesn`t seem that far-fetched now. I should have done better research. Sorry, lesson learned. Literally 3 manual entries before leaving. Wait until you have to do it before you don`t care. This involves preventing drivers from driving for days and then working after work as a bouncer or other evening job that would make them tired and for hours but would not have been picked up before. I don`t see how this is anything but a good thing, so consider your time between starting your shift today and inserting your card, usually a slightly different job if you did something else before getting behind the wheel. Continue your shift as usual and be sure to take the necessary rest periods to comply with your driving time and work time policies. Mentally write down how much time elapses between ejecting your card and leaving work so that you can add it by manually tapping it the next time you put your card in the tachograph. Each time you insert your card, you enter it manually. Usually, this is simply to say that you have been resting from the last ejection of your card until the beginning of your shift, although if you worked for long periods of time after ejecting your card at the end of your last shift, you can add the details of what you did at that time.