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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).Read more
Road Transport Directive
The Road Transport Directive is a subset of the Working Time Directive specifically applying to mobile workers involved in transporting goods and who are affected by the Driver's Hours regulations.
The regulations restrict any worker to an average working week of 48 hours either over set or rolling periods. The maximum anyone is able to work in a single week is 60 hours.Read more
"One Minute Rule" Legislation
The latest amends to the legislation governing the use of tachographs in the European Union came into force in October 2011. The main focus of the amendments now clarifies some of the more important issues facing users in the industry.Read more
Stoneridge helps to keep you up to date with tachograph law. As you probably know, every new vehicle that needs a tachograph is now legally required to have a digital unit installed. While this doesn't make any difference to the role of the tachograph and hours your drivers can work, it changes how you need to meet your legal obligations for examining and retaining tachograph data.Read more
Save up to 45 mins driving time per day...
"The Duo tachograph is great for getting an accurate countdown of driving hours"
Roger Mead, Transport Compliance Manager, BM Tankering LtdRead more
OPTAC3 v4 upgrade available in all languages
OPTAC3 v 4.3 includes updates to the PC/Server version of the software and is now available in all the supported languages which are English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Swedish and Spanish.
OPTAC3 v4.3 is also compatible with 64-bit systems, giving you flexibility with how to use the software.Read more
CV show update
As usual, the CV show took place at the NEC in Birmingham, and more than 18,000 people visited over 430 exhibitors (an 11% rise on last year).
It was a busy show as we had a lot of interest in our products. In particular, our new UK Fleet Healthcheck service was popular, and several fleets took the opportunity to find out the savings they could be making using the Stoneridge range of products.Read more