Regulatory law for tachographs and electronic recording devices in Chile

As for the regulatory framework of the tachograph In Chile, several laws can be derived that govern the mandatory use of this device. This has been established by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT) through the resolutions and laws listed.

As a summary we can say that the tachograph will be compulsory in the following cases:

We also list the laws that standardise the use and operation of the tachograph.

For your understanding we have left a list of the laws and resolutions that accompany each case:

In general for any vehicle:

RESOLUTION 303, issued on 12 January 1995

This resolution makes it compulsory to fit a tachograph to any vehicle exceeding 360 HP or 364 HP:

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It is resolved that:

1.- The combinations truck with trailer and truck-trailer with semi-trailer, circulating on public roads, must comply with an engine power to total gross weight ratio of the combination, equal or superior to 6 HP-SAE/Ton, calculated as the quotient between the engine power of the corresponding motor vehicle in HP-SAE and the total gross weight of the combination in tons.

In any case, if the registration of the motor vehicle of the combination in the Register of Motor Vehicles is prior to 1 April 1995, a ratio of engine power to total gross weight of the combination of at least 4 HP-SAE/Ton will be accepted until 1 January 1999.

2.- What is indicated in the previous numeral 1, is without prejudice to the provisions of article 58 of the Law No 18,290, of Transit, and in the D.S. No 158 of 1980 of the Ministry of Public Works.

3.- Cargo vehicles with engine power greater than 360 HP- SAE, as of April 1, 1995, must be equipped with a tachograph or other electronic device that records in time at least the speed and distance travelled. The records of these devices must remain in the possession of the carrier, at the disposal of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, the Carabineros of Chile and tax and municipal inspectors, for a period of ninety (90) days.

For intercity transport :

DECREE 80, issued on 13 September 2004

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The Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, Under-Secretariat of Transport, regulates the private paid transport of passengers, and leaves without effect Decree No. 212/92.

Article 17.

The vehicles used to provide the above services must meet the following requirements:

(c) In the case of interurban services, vehicles must also have a tachograph which records at least the speed variations between 0 and 120 km/h, the running and stopping time and the distance travelled. These functions may be performed by electronic recording equipment, which must comply with the requirements of Resolution No. 137 of 1997 of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications. The person responsible for the service must keep in his or her possession, for a minimum period of 60 days, the registration documents or computer files with the information collected from the vehicle, which must be available to the Carabineros and municipal and tax inspectors.

Article 28º.-

Without prejudice to the sanctions that may be applied by the Local Police Courts in the area of their competence, private passenger transport services may be subject to the following sanctions:

1. Revocation of authorisation;
2. Suspension;
3. Written censure.

Article 30.-

The sanction of suspension will proceed D.O. 09.09.2010 when the person responsible for the service, its associates or dependents, incur in any of the following situations: b) For any non-compliance with the technical and age standards applicable to the vehicles, in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of these regulations.

For hazardous cargo :

DECREE n°298, published on 11 February 1995

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OF THE VEHICLES AND THEIR EQUIPMENT

Article 5.-

For the transport of dangerous substances, motor vehicles must be equipped with a tachograph or other electronic device that records in time at least the speed and distance travelled. The records of these devices must remain in the possession of the transport company or carrier, at the disposal of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, the Carabineros de Chile, the sender and the recipient, for a period of thirty (30) days.

For transfer and transfer to airports :

DECREE n°211, published on 28 September 1995

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Article 6o.- Airport services may be provided with vehicles with 9 or more seats, including the driver's seat, which must comply with the following requirements:

  1. a) have an antiquity not superior to 5 years, counted backwards, excluding the year in which the service is carried out, in case of buses this antiquity will not be able to be superior to 10 years;
  2. (b) they must have a space for the carriage of baggage which does not interfere with the occupancy of passenger seats;
  3. c)  have a tachograph that recordsAt least the speed variations between 0 and 120 km/h, the running and stopping time and the distance travelled.

    The functions described for the tachograph may be carried out by electronic recording equipment, which must comply with the requirements laid down by resolution of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications.

    The company responsible for the vehicle fitted with a tachograph or electronic recording equipment must keep in its possession, for a minimum period of 30 days, the registration documents or computer files with the information collected from the vehicle, which must be available to the Carabineros and Municipal Inspectors and the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications. (2)

As for the registration team requirements :

RESOLUTION 137, published on 24 September 1997

The Ministry of Transport by this resolution requires the mandatory use of electronic control devices, the devices must comply with the following:

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Article 1.

1. The location of the device must be such that its physical existence can be easily verified; it cannot be hidden or inaccessible.

2. The data recorded by the device must be capable of being displayed either on a screen or on a printed document; if this is not possible with the device alone installed in the vehicle, additional equipment installed at the home of the transport undertaking in charge of the vehicle must be used.

3. Notwithstanding the above, the device installed in the vehicle shall be equipped with an output interface connected to a printer intended to print speed and distance travelled data corresponding to the driving time of the current driver, as referred to in paragraph 4(e) below.

4. The following must be complied with in respect of the records made by the device:

(a) It must record the time, speed and distance travelled by the vehicle, and associate these data with the relevant driver identification.

(b) The time interval between consecutive speed and distance data should be approximately 10 seconds. For other functions of interest to the vehicle owner, the device may operate with other intervals.

(c) The equipment must have sufficient memory capacity to store the information required in the previous paragraphs for at least one day (24 hours in mobile chronological order).

(d) The information recorded by the on-board equipment shall not be lost and shall be stored on magnetic media, reports or printed charts, enabling compliance with the requirement to keep these records for the period established by the regulations in force in each case.

For this purpose, computers or other equipment may be used to empty the data from the equipment installed in the vehicles. e) When the inspection process requires it, the electronic device installed in the vehicle must issue a ticket with the following data:

DATE 27/01/1995
TIME 03:19
PATENT YZ 4367

RUT CHOFER
00.184.458-K

TIME OF
DRIVING
CURRENT DRIVER
(Hour: Minutes)
02:05

EXCESSES 100 KPH
(CURRENT DRIVER)
14

DISTANCE
RECORRIDA
178 Km

(LAST 5 min)
hr:min:sec Km/hr
13:11:10 81
13:11:20 85
. . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .
13:15:50 25
13:16:00 15
13:16:10 00

Note: The specific data of date, time, patent, RUT and others, are indicated as an example.

e1) The ticket issued must show the speed of the vehicle during the last 5 minutes it was in motion, considering 10-second intervals.

e2) The remaining data contained in the ticket must correspond to the operation of the vehicle (including driving and stopping times) with the current driver and since he took control of the vehicle.

RESOLUTION 100, published on 6 February 2006:

It establishes the requirements to be met by recording devices and replaces resolution 137/97, considering the need to strengthen security in intercity transport buses by increasing the demands on electronic recording devices.

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Article 17.

The vehicles used to provide the above services must meet the following requirements:

(c) In the case of interurban services, vehicles must also have a tachograph which records at least the speed variations between 0 and 120 km/h, the running and stopping time and the distance travelled. These functions may be performed by electronic recording equipment, which must comply with the requirements of Resolution No. 137 of 1997 of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications. The person responsible for the service must keep in his or her possession, for a minimum period of 60 days, the registration documents or computer files with the information collected from the vehicle, which must be available to the Carabineros and municipal and tax inspectors.

Article 28º.-

Without prejudice to the sanctions that may be applied by the Local Police Courts in the area of their competence, private passenger transport services may be subject to the following sanctions:
1. Revocation of authorisation;
2. Suspension;
3. Written censure.

Article 30.-

The sanction of suspension will proceed D.O. 09.09.2010 when the person responsible for the service, its associates or dependents, incur in any of the following situations: b) For any non-compliance with the technical and age standards applicable to the vehicles, in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of these regulations.

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