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Tachographs: Regulations and Infringements

A useful posting on our OPTAC3 blog about understanding the legal side of your tachograph, and how to stay compliant.

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Solutrans 21-25 Nov 2017, France

Join us on Stand T 139 in Hall 5 to discover our innovative CornerEye camera monitor system.  Come and meet our team in Hall 5 Stand T 139 at Solutrans 2017 in Eurexpo Lyon, November 21-25.

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Elmia Lastbil - 24th-27th August, Sweden

In August 2016 we are returning to the Elmia Lastbil show, an international trade fair for the haulage and transport industry in Jönköping, Sweden.

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Digital tacho - VU download limit extended to 90 days

On 6 April 2015, the UK tachograph legislation regarding the digital vehicle unit (VU) download period changed.

The maximum legal limit for downloading tachograph data from the VU has increased from the 56 days to 90 days. The ruling applies to both passenger and good vehicles, and the limit for the driver card remains the same.  

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Annex 1B

Annex 1B, an addition to EEC Regulation No 3821/85 on working hours and tachographs, sets the required specifications for manufacturing digital tachographs. Naturally, Stoneridge's SE5000 meets or exceeds all these specifications and as such has already been granted type approval for use in the EU. Furthermore, the OPTAC range is compatible with all digital tachographs which meet the Annex 1B requirements.

A copy of Annex 1B was added to EEC Council Regulation No 3821/85, (may take a while to load).

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Digital/analogue tacho recertification course: 13/08/15, Newport *spaces available*

This training course is for previously DVSA certified Tachograph Workshop Technicians who need re-certification, and runs on 13 August 2015 for 1 day at Commercial Motors, Unit A Newport Business Centre, Corporation Rd, NEWPORT, Wales NP19 4RF. There are spaces available so book now. 

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Automechanika in Frankfurt: 16-20 September

Come along to Stand 3.0 G02 and meet our new German Aftermarket team at the Automechanika show in Frankfurt from 16-20 September this year.

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News round up: Transpotec/Logitec 2015, Verona, Italy

Transpotec/Logitec 2015 is a bi-annual exhibition held in Verona, Italy. The event focuses on transportation and logistics, and is the only Italian show that also covers the international market.

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Drivers' Hours Regulations

Designed to limit the number of hours a worker can drive and the minimum rest time required between spells behind the wheel, the Drivers' Hours Regulations is split into three major categories:

  1. Daily and fortnightly driving limits
  2. Required rest breaks and the amount of rest required on a daily and weekly basis
  3. Emergencies and exemptions

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Solutrans 2015 -17-21 November, Lyon, France

We returns to the Solutrans Show in Lyon this year in Lyon, France, to give transport operators and drivers an opportunity to see how its latest digital tachograph, the SE5000 Exakt Duo2, can do all the hard work for them.

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