Digital Tachograph

The digital tachograph is a part of many drivers’ working lives, but many have never received formal training and misuse is common.

This course examines the correct use of a digital  tachograph, how tachographs record information about driving time, speed and distance and how they are used to ensure drivers and employers follow the rules on drivers’ hours. Advice will be given on manual entry and tachograph use in mixed operations.

The course includes:

  • The workings of a Digital tachograph and why they were introduced
  • The vehicle unit (VU), on-screen messages and mode selection
  • Start of duty and logging on and off
  • Manual entries and mixed tachograph operation
  • Tachograph cards (including lost, stolen, damaged and malfunctioning cards)
  • Video and simulator exercises


This course can be combined with any of our other 3½ hour courses to complete the required 7 hours of Driver CPC training.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this session, drivers will be able to understand the workings of the digital tachograph and the legal and technical aspects of its operation.

Course Duration:

3½ hours