The DVLA has set up a new online service allowing lorry, bus, and coach drivers to apply, renew, replace and pay for tachograph cards online in minutes.
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, and can choose to be updated on its progress by text message.
The new service follows the successful launch of DVLA’s company tachograph card service in 2019, which saw company card applications move online for the first time.
DVLA Chief Executive Julie Lennard said:
“We are delighted to launch our new online driver tachograph service. This quick and easy to use service will give drivers who need tachograph cards greater flexibility around how, when and where they transact with us, and they will get their new card back even quicker.”
The driver digital tachograph card online application service can be accessed here
Anything to assist drivers, transport managers and Operators can only be a welcome change.