DAF adds Remote Tacho Download function to its Connect service

DAF introduces new Remote Tacho Service

DAF Trucks has added a new Remote Tacho Download function to its DAF Connect fleet management service, which UK operators can now purchase from any DAF dealer for £482.30.

Available as an app that features on the manufacturer’s Connect dashboard, Remote Tacho Download helps operators monitor fleet and driver performance in real time. DAF claims the service offers “quick and comprehensive access to the full range of tacho information available”.

Jorg Wijnands, DAF marketing manager, said: “Maintaining an accurate record of driver cards and the tachograph’s memory is very labour intensive and prone to error. You can end up paying thousands of euros for each instance of inaccurate bookkeeping.”

He added: “The transport operator can also monitor its trucks and drivers constantly to ensure that they are complying with driving and rest period guidelines, and to intervene when necessary. This offers a greater sense of security in terms of road safety and the risk of fines.”

Commercial Motor Golf Day 2020 is a must-attend event


After a successful event in 2019, the Commercial Motor Golf Day is returning for 2020 on 9 July.

Taking place at Lambourne Golf Club in Dropmore, Buckinghamshire, this golf challenge is open to a maximum of 25 teams of four (100 players). The format will be a four-ball full handicap Stableford competition. The best three individual Stableford scores per hole per team will count.

“As well as a fantastic event, the Commercial Motor Truck Open is the perfect opportunity to network with existing and potential customers,” says Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers. “Personally I don’t know my bunkers from my bogies, so won’t be playing.  But I’ll definitely be joining everyone at the 19th hole!”

A cost of £700 (plus VAT) per team includes green fees, a golf-related gift, lunch and dinner with inclusive drinks and prizes. The day will include a round of golf, a snack on the course, dinner, entertainment and drinks throughout the day.

“It’s been a brilliant day, and so well organised. It’s a fantastic course and the greens are in excellent condition” Bradley Larimore, PMB Pallet Express

This is the perfect opportunity for you to network with potential and existing customers.

To book your place at the event, contact either Emma Tyrer 07900 691137 emma.tyrer@roadtransport.com or Vic Bunby 07771 812990 vic.bunby@roadtransport.com

Click on the categories below to reveal the winners of last year’s event.

1st place

Pall-Ex (139 points)

2nd place

Thompsons Tippers (129 Points)

3rd place

Ernest Cooper (124 Points)

Longest drive

Dave Young, Pall-Ex (260 yards)

Nearest to pin

Matt Kerrisa, SDC (5ft away)