The DVLA launches a new online tachograph service, slashing wait times and allowing instant payments.

digital tachograph cards

The DVLA announced on the 22nd June that the new digital service for drivers and operators to be able to apply and pay for their digital tachograph cards is now live.

As part of the initiative to move all aspects of the DVLA’s digital service to its new secure cloud-based system, the online tachograph card service is blazing a trail for further enhancements to the DVLA digital system, benefiting customers and streamlining the service.

The new tachograph service will allow over 780,000 drivers to apply for, renew and replace their tachograph cards quickly and efficiently without the need for paperwork (although drivers can still complete a paper-based application if preferred).

This new service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cards can be issued within 24 hours compared to the usual 10 working day wait for traditional paper applications.

DVLA Chief Executive Julie Lennard was very upbeat in her appraisal of the new system, stating “ 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.”

Digital tachograph renewal dates can easily be tracked so you know your drivers always have up to date cards by monitoring the details in the AssetGo fleet management dashboard 

You can find out more about this new initiative and system by visiting the DVLA website here