Smart Tacho Advice to Dispel the Myths

Commercial Motor
September 4, 2019

The next generation of digital tachograph arrived on 15th June, and as with all new compliance-led technologies, suspicions have been aroused and assumptions have been made.  In fairness, prior to its launch, information on what technologies were being embedded into the new tachograph (or rather what they actually mean for an operator / driver) has been unclear and this, combined with headlines regarding roadside enforcement, has naturally led to misconceptions being formed and spread via the Chinese whisper effect.

So following the production of our White Paper earlier in the year and our subsequent webinar with Commercial Motor, we’ve gathered all your feedback to dispel the 8 most common myths surrounding the new Smart Tacho, which for this article we will refer to as the Gen 2 Tacho.

As a preface, the good news from the operator and driver’s point of view is that little has really changed and, if you are a law-abiding operator, there is absolutely nothing to fear from the Gen 2 Tacho. 

Still want to learn more about new digital tachograph legislation? We have an hour long webinar dedicated to it! Click here to watch it for free.

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