Smart Tachograph (DTCO 4.0) mandatory from June 15, 2019
May 16, 2019
From 15.06.2019, new vehicles will be delivered with the then mandatory Smart Tachograph (DTCO 4.0). This leads to uncertainty in the implementation. Our speedometer expert Oliver Krahmer has asked the Tacho suppliers and vehicle manufacturers and summarizes the answers about the new speedometer for you.
EU Regulation 165/2014 aims to further improve road safety, prevent or at least make the manipulation of digital tachographs more difficult and ensure fair competition in the European internal market. That sounds reasonable and everyone has been waiting for a long time for the new tachograph 4.0.
As of 15.06.2019, you will no longer be able to get a new truck without this new „miracle speedometer“, which should offer so many options to the driver, the entrepreneur, the work shop and the inspection authorities. However, now, almost overnight, without any possibility to really prepare for it, the deadline is here – and everyone suddenly faces the question: what changes for me as a driver or as an entrepreneur?