Tacho archiving – archiving tachograph data
From 1 February 2021, the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) will check more strictly on the overwriting of driving and rest times in road transport. To avoid fines, good tacho archiving is becoming increasingly important. But what role does the archiving of tacho data play in these checks? And how can tacho archiving software help you with this?
Use of digital tachographs
It has been a while since the decision to introduce digital tachographs was imposed. On June 1, 2006, the European Regulation (EC) decided that certain vehicles must be equipped with a digital tachograph. This decision applies to:
- Trucks carrying goods (heavier than 3.5 tons)
- Vehicle for passenger transport (more than 9 people).
What does a tachograph record?
A tachograph records driving times and driving speeds of vehicles. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) is the supervisor of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. Enforcement has several goals:
- Preventing distortions of competition in the transport sector
- Ensuring safety
- Safeguarding the well-being and health of drivers and other road users
Since 1 February the inspectorate has enforced stricter driving and rest times. The correct archiving of tacho data is extremely important in this regard.
Tachograph (archiving) software – Tachoman Cloud
Good tachograph control software meets different requirements. We highlight three functions:
Data collection tachograph (1)
The first function is data collection. Of course, you want the tachograph data to be collected correctly and completely. This is a requirement if you want to avoid fines for violating driving and rest times. The online reading of the tachograph is a great advantage because you immediately have the data at your disposal.
Tacho archiving and data storage (2)
The second function of tacho archiving software is the secure storage and archiving of tacho data. Thanks to the Automatic Remote Tacho Download, the data is retrieved every day and immediately stored and archived. The data is stored in the EU to comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements.
Reporting of tachograph data (3)
The third function of tachograph software is to make reports available. You want the inspector of the ILT to be able to access the tacho data as quickly as possible. This allows a smooth inspection.
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Why is tacho archiving so important?
Increasing international transport means that the ILT carries out strict checks. A good example of this is as follows. If a vehicle in your fleet has no data for one day, you can already be fined with € 4,400. These are amounts that you would of course rather invest in the development of your fleet or business.
Tacho archiving software from SolutionWeb
Proper archiving of tachograph data is essential to avoid fines from the ILT. Therefore, make sure you use Tachoman Cloud from SolutionWeb. With the help of our solid and robust solution, you are assured of a system that works for all vehicle brands. Want to learn more? Contact Douwe Hoekstra, our expert when it comes to tracking, apps, and integrations. You can reach him via telephone number: +31) (0)85-2735700..