What is a tachograph and how does it work?


If we're talking about tachographs, we're talking about security, control and savings. A tachograph is a device that records various events occurring in a vehicle over a given period of time. 

A tachograph measures the distance travelled, speed and driving or resting times of a vehicle. This device is installed in, for example, the front of a truck in order to monitor the activity and inactivity of the vehicle and the behavior of its driver. 

The data collected by a tachograph can be integrated into a digital package that delivers, instantly, reports with key information to improve driving processes, boosting fuel economy and preventing accidents. 

In the case of transporters, the use of a tachograph is essential to avoid road traffic offences and to comply with the regulations required by law.

Today, dangerous cargo vehicles, with power over 360 horsepowerThe use of this device in vehicles is compulsory for intercity transport and airport transfers. 

How does a roll and disc tachograph work?

Roll tachograph

In the case of the roll tachographthe driver must insert a card into the device every time you start and end your working day. At the end of the day, the worker will be able to print a ticket with all the information about the vehicle.

In case the driver is inspected by the police, he may print a sheet with the last 15 minutes of driving the vehicle.

With regard to the disk tachographthe driver must do the same process as for the previous tachographbut At the end of your day, you must collect a paper disc with the vehicle's data.

If the police check the driver on the road, they can show the paper disc with the last 24 hours of driving the vehicle has had.

Disk tachograph