How to use digital tachograph, a tacho card tutorial with tachograph simulator. Using tacho card, tachograph symbols, digital tachograph error codes.
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Digital Tachograph Tutorial

The Digital Tachograph is a sophisticated cab device that records driving time, breaks and stops, activities, vehicle or Driver changes, etc., to a chipped card.

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Entry Code:
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This site provides a tachograph tutorial using the Siemens Digital Tachograph
Tutorial covers tachograph display, controls and use of tacho card.
Pages dealing with layout, usage, symbols, print outs, etc., have printable versions.
There is also an interactive, tachograph simulator covering the basics of operation.
Information about manuals, CD Roms, and electronic simulators.
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The Digital Tachograph records driving time, breaks and stops, activities, vehicle or Driver changes, etc.
Introduction to the Digital Tacho
About the digital tachograph. What it records. Warnings. Additional tasks
Digital Tachograph Menu Functions
Changing the print roll More training aids
Digital Tachograph Simulator
Just put a card in, and go.. Flash is used in part of the tacho simulator.
Digital Tachograph Simulator
Printable Pages
These pages download straight to your printer, (not PDF).
Tacho Layout Card Usage Tacho Symbols
Digital Tachograph Menu Print Out
Changing Print Roll Driver's Hours
Digital Tachograph Error Codes Events
Operational notes Faults
Notes as information Warnings
Obtaining a Digital Tachograph Card
To get their digital tachograph card drivers should telephone the DVLA in Swansea. 0870 850 1074
Digital Tachograph Reference Sheets
CLICK - Digital Tachograph  layout CLICK - Digital Tachograph  Print Out
Labeled diagram. Buttons, etc.
Labeled diagram of tachograph print out.
UTC time explained. Time differences.
About UTC.
Setting local time.
Tacho Tutorial
UTC   01:01
CLICK - Digital Tachograph: Using the card CLICK for Digital Tachograph Symbols
Illustrated sequence of events & actions.
Essential cab guide.
Digital Tachograph Symbols
Digital Tachograph Error Codes
Digital Tachograph Error Codes are in fact. 'messages' preceded by pictograms.
Security Breach Codes however, are in number format.
Includes Events, Faults, Warnings, Notes.

If the Digital Tachograph does not work, or your card is rejected:
You must keep a record of work using the back of the printout paper.

New tacho: Siemens Digital Tachograph v 1.4 (Cab guide, printable)
Deals with the new method of affecting manual entries.
Version 1.4 is to be fitted in all new vehicles from 11 Oct 2012. It is an upgrade to the current version:
There is a modified method of entering activities and times. Other features.

Tutorial and reference materials are based upon best available information at this time.
Please advise of any errors. Thank you.
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Index Intro Tacho Layout Card Usage Tacho Symbols
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Print Out Error Codes Menu Logout
Tutorial and reference materials are based upon best available information at this time, and should not be regarded as comprehensive or authorative. Please advise us of any errors. Thank you.
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