Remote Tacho Download

Forget about the downloadkey! FleetGO offers a fully automated remote download of tachograph and driver card.

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Why use Remote Tacho Download?

With Remote Tacho Download from FleetGO you’ll never have to manually download the .ddd-files from your vehicles or driver cards again: all files will be downloaded automatically, no matter where your vehicles or drivers are. All encrypted files will be transferred over the air in your secure file storage within the FleetGO Cloud, where they will be stored for 10 years.

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Automatic download of all .DDD-files

The intelligent FleetGO control unit is constantly connected to the FleetGO cloud, which downloads all tachograph files on autopilot. All files are checked on completeness and integrity so you always know if your archive meets the EU-regulations.

FleetGO works with the majority of Tachograph brands, including VDO, Stoneridge and Actia.

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Tachograph analysis software

FleetGO offers an optional add-on for tachograph file analysis. With this add-on, you’re always on top of your tachograph archive, make sure your archive is complete and that you have a clear view on the driver infringements. Read more about FleetGO’s Tachograph Analysis

If you are currently using other tachograph analysis software, rest assured that we have you covered. FleetGO seamlessly integrates with a diverse selection of analysis software options, including renowned choices like VDO TIS-Web, Optac3, and a multitude of third-party software solutions tailored to your specific preferences.

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Download & upload driver card data

For temporary drivers or drivers that drive trucks with older generation tachographs, FleetGO provides the Driver Card Download Terminal. 

With this tool you can easily download driver cards manually which will be automatically uploaded to the secure online FleetGO tachograph archive.

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Digital Tachograph Files

Digital Tachograph Files also known as a .DDD files are files which are stored on the internal memory of a digital tachograph and contains all the data and information related to a vehicle and its driver(s). In Spain and France the DDD files have different formats. In Spain the digital tachograph files format is .TGD and in France there are 2 types of digital tachograph files: The vehicle information is stored in the V1B format and the driver data is stored in the C1B file.

According to the European legislation (2006) companies are legally obliged to frequently download and analyse the digital tachograph files and they are in the obligation of being able to provide the information on demand to legal authorities during inspections.

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Remote Tachograph Download Feature Overview

Remote Tacho Download is feature-rich with a focus on simplicity and a friendly user interface. Here are some of the most important features our platform offers

Automatic .ddd file download
Automatic driver card download
Secure cloud storage of files
Integrated back-ups
Including company card hosting
Missing mileage reporting
Easy to set download intervals
File completeness check
Driver infringement reports
API integration
Remaining drive times
Download by command 
Integrated file analysis (optional)
Rich set of reports & documents

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Frequently asked questions

Remote tacho download is the process of wirelessly retrieving data from digital tachographs or driver cards in commercial vehicles. It allows access to important information like driving time and rest periods without physically accessing the vehicle or card. It saves time, improves accuracy, and enables real-time monitoring of compliance.

Remote tacho download usually uses telematics systems like FleetGO to wirelessly retrieve data from tachographs or driver smart cards. The data is then transmitted to a central server for analysis and compliance monitoring. It enables real-time monitoring and efficient access to tachograph information without physical access to the vehicle or card.

Remote tacho download is legal and compliant with tachograph regulations. It is an authorized method for accessing tachograph data. However, it is important that proper technical and security measures are in place.

There are two options to download data from a digital tachograph vehicle unit. It can be done manually or automatically.

The process to manually download a digital tachograph vehicle unit:

  1. Use a compatible download device or software.
  2. Connect the device to the tachograph unit.
  3. Authenticate and select the download option.
  4. Initiate the download process.
  5. Transfer the data to the download device or software.
  6. Store and analyze the downloaded data.

On the other hand, the most efficient way is to automate the entire process using remote tacho download. This automated method eliminates the need for individual manual downloads and significantly saves time. With remote tacho download, the entire process can be streamlined and performed automatically, resulting in improved efficiency.

Remote tacho download is applicable to various commercial vehicles equipped with digital tachographs, including trucks, busses/coaches, and vans/light commercial vehicles.

Through remote tacho download, various types of data in a .ddd file format can be accessed from the digital tachograph and drivercards. The specific data that can be retrieved typically includes:

  1. Driver Activity: Information about driving time, rest periods, breaks, and other activities performed by the driver.
  2. Vehicle Activity: Data related to the vehicle’s speed, distance traveled, and other relevant parameters during different time intervals.
  3. Events and Faults: Records of events such as overspeeding, harsh braking, and any faults or malfunctions detected by the tachograph system.
  4. Vehicle and Driver Identification: Identification details of the vehicle and driver associated with the tachograph data.
  5. Calibrations and Settings: Configuration settings, calibration data, and any adjustments made to the tachograph unit.
  6. Technical Information: Diagnostics and technical information about the tachograph system and its components.

Remote tacho download usually can be done with pre-set time intervals but it can be done in real-time as well with a download by command function. Moreover, remote tacho download by FleetGO allows real-time or continuous data retrieval from digital tachographs and drivercards. This enables immediate access to tachograph data, providing up-to-date information on driver activities, vehicle performance, and compliance status. Real-time remote tacho download facilitates proactive monitoring and intervention, allowing for timely management of driver and vehicle compliance

The penalties for not performing tacho downloads in the UK can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the severity of the non-compliance.

general overview of potential penalties:

  1. Fines: Non-compliance with tachograph regulations, including failing to perform remote tacho downloads, can result in financial penalties. The amount of the fine can vary based on the nature of the violation and the discretion of the authorities.

  2. Operator License Revocation or Suspension: Serious or repeated non-compliance may lead to the suspension or revocation of the operator’s license. This can result in the inability to operate commercial vehicles and may have significant implications for the business.

  3. Points on Operator’s License: In some cases, non-compliance with tachograph regulations can result in penalty points being added to the operator’s license. Accumulation of points may lead to license suspension or revocation.

It is important to always consult the latest regulations, guidelines, and enforcement authorities in the UK for the most up-to-date information on penalties related to non-compliance with tacho downloads.

Most newer generation tachographs are compatible with remote tacho download. However, remote tacho download may not be compatible with all tachograph systems older then 2012. Moreover, the compatibility depends on various factors, including the specific make and model of the tachograph unit.