Controls and Fines

Control of driving and rest periods

TachoByte provides real time information allowing penalties for driving times and rest periods to be avoided. Inspectors have the power to prohibit and direct vehicles, to issue prohibition notices in relation to working time rules and investigate possible breaches. Sanctions include verbal warnings, offence rectification notices, prohibitions, fixed penalties and deposits and prosecution. The law protects from a conviction in court those drivers who can prove that, because of unforeseen difficulties, they were unavoidably delayed in finishing a trip and breached the rules. The EU rules make transport undertakings liable for any infringements committed by their drivers.

However, transport undertakings will not be held responsible for these offences if they can show that at the time of the infringement the driver’s work was being organised in full consideration of the rules, and in particular that:

  • No payments were made that encouraged breaches
  • Work was properly organised
  • The driver was properly instructed and
  • Regular checks were made
     

TachoByte offers the solution to prevent sanctions:

We not only provide you with a driving and rest period report per day, weekly and biweekly, but we also report the rest and driving times per driver. Once a week you will receive an overview of the offences concerning driving and rest times per driver. This way, you will always be fully aware of the driving and rest times and you will be able to discipline drivers, in time, if they break the rules on driving times and rest periods. In addition, we automatically read both the driver card and the memory of the tachograph, so that this can never again be overlooked. TachoByte is the solution to prevent sanctions and increase efficiency for only 9.95€ per month!

Maximum fines

Offence Penalty
Failure to observe driving times, break or rest period rules £2500
Failure to make or keep records under the GB rules £2500
Failure to install a tachograph £5000
Failure to use a tachograph £5000
Failure to hand over records relating to recording equipment as requested by an enforcement officer £5000
False entry or alteration of a record with the intent to deceive On summary conviction £5000 fine or on indictment 2 years’ imprisonment
Altering or forging the seal on a tachograph with the intent to deceive On summary conviction £5000  fine or on indictment 2 years’ imprisonment
Altering or forging the seal on a tachograph with the intent to deceive On summary conviction £5000  fine or on indictment 2 years’ imprisonment
Failure to take all reasonable steps to ensure contractually agreed transport time schedules respect the EU rules £2500

 

 

 

TachoByte B.V.

Since 2007, TachoByte has been passionately developing and implementing the best tachograph solutions. We are convinced of the contribution we can make to the efficiency of your business and its bottom line.;

Contact

TachoByte B.V.
Marssteden 72
7547 TD Enschede, The Netherlands
 +31 53 434 11 21
  +31 53 434 56 63

Trip registration with certification mark

Trip registration with certification mark, certified by the Dutch Tax & Customs Administration.

Object monitoring

GPS tracker, with security module and time measurement.