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To help operators during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has decided to suspend periodic tachograph calibrations and inspections on vehicles.

All HGVs, buses, coaches and trailers with a periodic test of their tachograph (calibration or inspection) due to expire will now be given a 3-month extension, however, new certificates will not be issued.

To ensure all tachograph vehicles remain legal whilst the country deals with the Coronavirus outbreak, the DVSA will be bringing in relaxation from the legislation.

This is what it means for your vehicles

If your tachograph calibration or inspection is due in the next three months, an extension will be issued automatically. You do not need to take any extra action. You’ll still need to keep tachographs operating effectively.

If your tachograph develops a fault, this must be repaired in line with the normal requirements.

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