Did you know that lorry, coach and bus drivers can now apply and pay for their tachograph cards online in minutes thanks to a new DVLA digital service? The new online service for driver tachograph cards follows the launch of DVLA’s company tachograph card service in 2019, which saw company card applications move online.
It is expected that around 780,000 driver tachograph card holders will be able to use DVLA’s new apply for, renew or replace a driver tachograph card service. The online service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and drivers should have their new tachograph card issued within 24 hours from applying compared to 10 days or more when posting their paper applications.
Drivers using the online service need a valid GB photocard driving licence to apply. After applying, they will receive an email notification confirming their application. They can choose to be updated on its progress by text message.
The driver digital tachograph card online application service can be accessed via GOV.UK. If of course, all of this on-line stuff is too much for you, you can still send your application in by post, but it will take longer.
Please contact the regulatory team on 01254 828300 if you need any advice.