What is Tachograph Analysis?

Tachographs must be used by drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW, with a few exceptions. These tachographs must then be either returned to the operator (or if digital) downloaded by the operator, to identify the driver’s activities and whether they are breaching EU or UK regulations.

Plumwood offer monthly tachograph analysis and reporting of both digital and analogue tachographs.

Is this a legal requirement?

When signing your operator’s licence application, you are agreeing to the following:

‘The rules on driver’s hours and tachograph are observed, proper records are kept, and that these are made available on request’.


If the DVSA decide to carry out an inspection of your operation and records, they can request to see your historic (up to 2.5 yrs) tachograph data including signed infringements.