The driver card of a digital tachograph must be read out periodically to comply with the tachograph rules. There are different types of download equipment; read about them below.
The driver card
(Personal) data is stored on a driver card. The data that the tachograph registers is stored at both the driver level and on the tachograph. The driver card is personal. The driver of a vehicle that is subject to the tachograph requirement is therefore obliged to use this card. Anyone who fails to do so or who does so incorrectly can expect a hefty fine.
The registered information must be read at least every 28 days. But beware, some EU countries handle shorter periods!
What is a card reader?
A card reader allows the data that is stored in the mass memory and on the driver card to be read. Since the law requires this information to be stored for a minimum of 52 weeks, it is extremely important to have reliable reading and storage equipment.
What does a driver card record?
The driver card records personal information about every journey including:
- the vehicles in which the card is used;
- the mileage of the relevant vehicle;
- the driving times;
- the distances:
- the journey type;
- the presence of any co-drivers.
Types of card reader
A card reader is a part of a download key or similar device (usually integrated), with which the data from a driver card is read out manually. Below you can find some of the most used solutions to download driver card data:
- FleetGO remote download – remote driver card readings
- FleetGO Driver Card Download Terminal
- DigiVU(+) download key
- GloboFleet – card control plus
- VDO download key
- Digicard – driver card reading unit
- Digifob 2.0 driver card reading unit