What every driver should know about the digital tachograph

Drivers are often faced with having to use a digital tachograph with little or no training. This puts them at risk of receiving infringements, not recording work correctly and not understanding the features and symbols used on a digital tachograph. ​ Drivers have a responsibility to correctly record their work and not doing so can lead to infringements and fines for the driver. Every driver should have an understanding of how to use a digital tachograph and know what each pictorgram means to enable them to correctly use the digital tachograph. ​ Our course helps drivers and managers learn how to use a digital tachograph and understand pictograms so they can work in line with legislation and avoid infringements by using the tachograph correctly and understanding the pictograms. ​ This course will give students a basic overview of how to use a digital tachograph along with a complete guide to the symbols used on a digital tachograph. ​ Students will receive a copy of the NTP digital tachograph symbols guide that you can download, save and print to use as a reference guide whenever you need it. ​ All delegates who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. ​ This course can count towards continuous professional development and be noted in your CPD log.

Course Benefits

  • Understand how to use the digital tachograph

  • Understand the symbols used on the digital tachograph

  • Learn what data the digital tachograph records

  • Learn how to make manual entries on the digital tachograph

  • Understand what you must do to stay legal

  • Learn online, at your own pace from anywhere in the world

  • Get our guide to digital tachograph symbols

  • Avoid penalties and infringements by equipping yourself with the knowledge you need to stay legal

  • Upskill yourself and/or your staff without the need to take time away from site

Bonuses Included

  • Certificate of Training

    Completion certificate for all those who successfully complete the course

  • Tachograph Guide

    NTP Guide to Tachograph Symbols to download, save and print

  • Full Support

    Direct email access – have a question? Our experts will answer it for you with our direct email feature

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • Digital Tachograph Introduction
  • 2
    The Digital Tachograph
    • Do you need to use a tachograph
    • Vehicle Units
    • The data is stored on a vehicle unit
    • The digital tachograph quiz
  • 3
    Using The Driver Card
    • Using your driver card in the vehicle unit
    • How to log on with your card
    • Why make manual enteries
    • Using the Driver Card Quiz
  • 4
    Tachograph Pictograms
    • Know your pictograms - what each symbol means
    • Driving Period
    • Break or Rest
    • Period of Availability
    • Other Work or Duties
    • Valid Interruption or Accumulated Break
    • Tacho Card or Driver Card
    • Driver 1
    • Driver 2
    • Clock or Time
    • Unknown Time
    • Enter Start of a New Shift (Manual Entry)
    • Enter Location at Start of New Shift (Manual Entry)
    • Enter End of Shift (Manual Entry)
    • Enter Location at End of Shift (Manual Entry)
    • Printout Not Possible
    • Beginning of Shift
    • End of Shift
    • Local Place and Time
    • Manual Entry Request
    • Enter Manual Information
    • Location at Start of Day
    • Location at End of Day
    • Enter Something (Manual Entry)
    • Delay, Please Wait
    • Daily
    • Take a Break, Driven for 4hr 15
    • Second Prompt. Take a break NOW Driven 4hr 30
    • Printer has no paper
    • Card is Defective
    • Entry Incorrect
    • Event
    • Fault Possible Fault with Drivers Card or VU
    • Daily Printout of Drivers Activities from Drivers Card
    • Printer Fault
    • Speed Violation. Exceeding Speed Limit for Period of Time
    • Inserting an Invalid Tahograph Card
    • Inserting Drivers Card while Driving
    • Card Conflict
    • Driving without Suitable Drivers Card
    • Team Operation or Double Manning
    • Driving or Driver
    • Drivers Card
    • No Card Insterted
    • Card Malfunction Slot 1/2
  • 5
    Digital Tachograph Pictogram Quiz
    • Digi Tacho Pictogram Quiz
  • 6
    Course Summary
    • Tachograph Awareness and Pictogram Summary
    • NTP Digital Tachograph Symbols Guide
    • End of course questionnaire

Course Fees

Prices includes 1 years course access.

Course Reviews

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  • Getting the idea!

    By Trevor Coltman

    Let's be fair some of the symbols don't deserve to be called pictograms as there is no indication from their format what they mean? There appears to be some sort of a theme and logic but it is weak. The faults lie squarely with the equipment desig...

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    Let's be fair some of the symbols don't deserve to be called pictograms as there is no indication from their format what they mean? There appears to be some sort of a theme and logic but it is weak. The faults lie squarely with the equipment designers. I like the way the problem has been tackled with input and test format. I am confident that 100% is achievable.

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