2019 is the Year of the Smart Tachograph

Discover what smart tachographs are and what they mean for haulage companies. Are smart tachographs a smart idea?

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(businesspress24) - Tachographs are nothing new to haulage companies. These handy little devices that fit into vehicles and record information about a driver

Read on to discover the differences between the new and the old tachos

The Past

Tachographs were created to reduce road accidents caused by tired drivers. However, over the years there have been many cases of operators tampering with them and exceeding recommended driving hours. While the introduction of digital tachographs made cheating the system more difficult, there was still a level of human administration required to ensure hours were logged and monitored effectively.

The Future

So how are smart tachographs different and what does that mean for haulage companies?

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The Response

On the whole, most haulage companies seem to be positive about their introduction. They see the chance to improve visibility and road safety as a positive for the transport industry. Additionally, the reduction of administrative costs and possibility of manipulation or misuse of tachos is attractive to owners.

However, there may be some initial concerns, such as the worry of automatic fines from remotely accessed data. Luckily, this is something haulage companies don

The Conclusion

As with all technological advances, there are pros and cons. However, the positives of smart tachographs seem to significantly outweigh the negatives, so much so that predictions have been made that operators will choose to install them in older vehicles (it

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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage companies or self-employed drivers with jobs in road transport and haulage work. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.



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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching haulage companies or self-employed drivers with jobs in road transport and haulage work. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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