There are four modes that a driver must use on a tachograph whether digital or analogue:
The concept is the same whether you are operating a digital or an analogue tachograph: immediately before starting any new task or period of break, the correct mode needs to be entered. Apart from the very oldest of analogue tachographs, the driving mode will be automatically detected.
Your tachograph card should be inserted into the tachograph unit whenever you take charge of a vehicle.
The card records a period of at least 28 days of activity and includes:
Driver card data should be downloaded every 28 days and the vehicle tachograph unit data should be downloaded every 90 days using a company smart card
LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED
If your tachograph card is lost, stolen or damaged, you must report it to the DVLA within seven days.
You can drive for a maximum of 15 days without a tachograph card if it’s been lost, stolen or damaged.
However, if you don’t have a replacement card by the end of the 15 day period, you must cease driving vehicles with a digital tachograph.
WAITING FOR A REPLACEMENT DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH CARD
While waiting for a replacement card, you should take a printout at the start and end of each shift. Listing manual entries on the back of the printout.
Forgetting your card is not a valid reason for driving without it. If you’ve left your card at home, you will need to return to collect it before starting your shift.
Replacement cards can be received in the post or collected from a local DVSA testing station or a DVLA office.
In Northern Ireland, they must be collected in person at a local vehicle licencing office or DVA test centre
Drivers must change their digital driver cards between the “slot 1 and slot 2” in the vehicle unit as they swap between driving, breaks, periods of availability and other work.
Digital tachograph units are programmed to record driving against the card in “slot 1” whenever the vehicle is moving. Failure to swap the cards risks recording inaccurate periods of consecutive driving on one driver’s card
OUT OF SCOPE DRIVING
When driving takes place on roads that are not the public highway. This can be considered to be ‘out of scope’ and does not count towards driving time but instead counts as other work.
Note – If you drive for any amount of time on a public highway, then all driving you undertake for the remainder of that day will count as driving, even if it is off road.
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Question 1 of 121. Question
David drives an 18 tonne rigid vehicle for a company called XKL logistics and delivers pallets across the south east of England. His vehicle is fitted with a tachograph unit and he has a tachograph card
Under what driving rules will David be driving under?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 122. Question
David’s vehicle was manufactured in July 2007
Question 3 of 123. Question
Simon is driving a 26 tonne rigid, which is over 12 years old. The vehicle is fitted with an analogue tachograph, and he is driving under EU rules.
A chart must be inserted into the analogue tachograph, but how many hours does each chart cover?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 124. Question
Simon makes a point of carrying spare charts with him incaseCorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 125. Question
Prior to leaving the depot and starting his shift what must Simon do to his analogue tachograph chart?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 126. Question
When Simon removes his analogue tachograph chart he must remember to writeCorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 127. Question
Mike is a transport supervisor and has been asked to download data from the tachograph head in one of the company trucks.
Which card should he use to complete this task?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 128. Question
Steve has lost his driver smart card.
Who does he need to report this to?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 129. Question
How much activity will be stored on Steve’s driver smart card?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 1210. Question
How long can Steve drive without his Driver Smart Card?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 1211. Question
Whilst waiting for a replacement driver smart card, what action should john take?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 1212. Question
John has been stopped by a joint Police and Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency roadside check.
He has been asked to provide a printout from his tachograph.
How many days must he provide?CorrectIncorrect