Digital tachograph analysis software and management

The automated solution for European tachograph regulation.

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Tachograph management simplified

Geotab Tachograph makes compliance easier by offering driver identification, real-time tacho status, remote download and analysis. With automatic remote downloading, all information is updated in real-time, eliminating manual management of driver and vehicle information. Get alerts for expiring company cards, driver cards, expiration of legal downloading periods, and more by setting up email notifications in MyGeotab.

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Remote data download

Geotab Tachograph allows you to download all data from your vehicles and driver cards remotely. This will result in significant savings in time and cost.

Drivers’ hours

View driver status and driving hours in real-time, to help your employees comply with European regulations. Encourage your drivers to take proper breaks to help ensure they are well-rested when operating their vehicles, reducing the chances of injuring themselves and other road users.

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The Geotab advantage

Geotab’s open platform allows you to get even more value from your tachograph. Integrate your maintenance program and much more with Geotab’s open APIs and Software Development Kit. Other benefits include:

  • Fuel usage and efficiency monitoring
  • Integration with a number of major Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and platforms
  • Engine fault reporting for proactive vehicle maintenance
  • Paperless forms and electronic signature capture
  • Add Marketplace solutions for trucking, such as refrigerated trailer temperature monitoring, tire pressure monitoring, in-cab cameras, and more
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Driver identification

Easily track all digital tachograph data remotely, including driver card data, without needing driver intervention. Fleet managers can schedule downloads for greater compliance with European Union technical and legal requirements.



Commonly asked questions

Digital tachograph analysis software allows you to tap into the full potential of your data and connect the things that matter to your business with access to the largest telematics ecosystem of integrated third party hardware and software solutions.

We can work with you to make it happen. Maximise your return on investment with Geotab’s expandability options. Use our SDK & APIs to build your own custom solutions, or integrate with your transport management system (TMS) — the choice is yours.
Geotab Tachograph makes compliance easier by offering driver identification, real-time tacho status, remote download and analysis. With automatic remote downloading all information is updated in real-time, eliminating manual management of driver and vehicle information. Set email notifications alerting to expiring company cards and driver’s cards, the expiration of legal downloading periods and more.
A digital tachograph is an electronic system for recording driving and rest times for drivers and co-drivers (double-manning) of trucks, buses and coaches that should comply with EC drivers’ hours rules. The digital tachograph Vehicle Unit (VU) is able to record and store details of all activities whilst also writing Driver data to the inserted Driver Card. All commercial vehicles first registered on or after May 1, 2006 and are subject to the EC drivers’ hours files must be fitted with a Digital Tachograph Vehicle Unit.
Current driver data can be found on the integrated screen on the in-vehicle Tachograph Unit. This realtime information is also available remotely through Geotab’s Tachograph Solution. Operators can remotely view, in real-time, driver data within the MyGeotab Platform eliminating manual management of driver and vehicle information.
The vehicle unit (VU) holds approximately 365 days’ worth of data. Once the memory is full the oldest data is overwritten. In order to control and manage digital data stored in the VU you will need a company card, available from the DVLA.

A driver's card can store up to 28 days worth of data. When it is full, the stored data may be overwritten by new data.
All commercial vehicles first registered on or after May 1, 2006 and are subject to the EC drivers’ hours files must be fitted with a Digital Tachograph Vehicle Unit.
Prior to using the tachograph, you must ensure that the vehicle ignition is turned on. At the start of a working period, the Driver should insert their Driver Card into the correct slot in the Vehicle Unit (VU), making sure that the ‘chip’ is facing upwards and pointed towards the front of the unit. To confirm you are the driver of the vehicle for this period, you must ensure that you insert your Driver Card into slot 1. If the vehicle is being double-manned and you are the relief crew, you must insert your card into slot 2. Once a Driver Card is inserted into either VU slots, it is not possible to eject the cards until the vehicle is once again stationary.

To avoid infringements, it is important not to drive the vehicle until your card has been correctly inserted into the VU.

On completion of your duties, you can only eject the Driver Card from the VU once the vehicle is stationary. You should treat your Driver card as personal property and always keep it with you, particularly if another driver will be driving the same vehicle or you have to leave the vehicle for any reason.
The digital tachograph Vehicle Unit (VU) is able to record and store details of all activities whilst also writing Driver data to the inserted Driver Card. This includes:

• Driver activity (driving, rest, breaks, other activities, availability)
• Vehicle speed
• Date Vehicle registration number
• Date and time of activity change
• Events (over speeding, driving without a driver card, tampering, fraud attempts) and errors
• Single or co-driver
• Number of times a driver card is inserted each day
• Distance travelled by the driver, captured via odometer
• Enforcement checks
• Details of tachograph calibrations
Geotab’s tachograph solution has multiple advantages, including the ability to:

• Automate Remote Tachograph Downloads
• Enhance visibility
• Improve fleet performance
• Route optimisation
• Integrate ERP/TMS
• Access data insights
• Advanced reporting
• Accurate ETAs
• Increase sustainability
• Improve driver safety

Compliance? We’ve got you covered.

Whether your fleet is on-road or off-road, Geotab has solutions to support your compliance needs and beyond.