Tachographs are a legal requirement that help ensure that drivers and employers follow regulations that govern drivers’ working hours. These regulations must be followed by vehicles with a total mass of over 3.5 tonnes and by vehicles that are adapted to carry more than nine people, including the driver.
Complying with driving rules is crucial for a fleet manager, so having an easy-to-use system in place like Trakm8 Insight Telematics can be hugely beneficial to your business.
What is remote tacho download?
Transport managers can say goodbye to the time-consuming task of manually downloading drivers’ driving and rest-time data. Remote tacho data collection has never been easier with Trakm8.
Set a schedule and, using telematics devices, automatically download and collect your driver and vehicle files. Use Insight for generating download reports and receive alerts when files are not downloaded.
Benefits of remote tachograph data collection
There are so many benefits to having digitised tachograph data and telematics systems in place for your fleet:
How to download tachograph data
There is often a lot of confusion about how to download tachograph data – this is mainly related to outdated and complicated, traditional tachographs that require manual data collection and storage. Digital tachograph downloads are far easier and more efficient.
With Trakm8, tachograph data is fully digitised and stored in the cloud. This means that there is no manual work involved – simply check the online platform and download all of the relevant data with the touch of a button.
You can schedule downloads automatically and even use the software to generate easy to read reports, perfect for effective fleet management.
Fleet telematics and tacho data downloads with Trakm8
Trakm8’s telematics software and remote tacho download systems help to streamline fleet management processes and ensure that driver safety is prioritised and maintained.
Get in touch today to learn more about how tachograph downloads work with our telematics system.
FAQs about remote tachograph data downloads
What is a tachograph?
A tachograph is a system that tracks and records driver behaviour, including drive times, vehicle speeds, working hours and rest times. Tachographs are typically used by businesses that operate a fleet and want to ensure that transport rules and regulations are being complied with.
How do you use a tachograph?
With Trakm8’s digital tachograph system, you simply download your tacho report and utilise the information where needed. Both drivers and fleet managers can access the system with ease – no manual work to start tracking data is needed.
Who is responsible for downloading digital tachograph data?
The driver is responsible for ensuring that tachograph data is being recorded and the Fleet Manager or Transport Operator is responsible for downloading and utilising data.
How often do you download digital tachographs?
The Fleet Manager or Transport Operator must download driver data every 28 days and vehicle data from the tachograph at least every 56 days.