DVLA launches online tachograph service

The DVLA has launched an online service to apply and pay for a driver digital tachograph card, which is expected to be quicker and easier than a previous paper application.

The new DVLA digital tachograph service enables drivers to apply, renew or replace a lost or stolen card in minutes and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

The new tachograph card will be issued within 24 hours from applying online compared to 10 days or more for posted applications. To apply online a driver will need their valid GB photocard driving licence and credit or debit card. 

After applying, drivers will receive an email notification from DVLA confirming application, there is also the ability to be updated on application progress by text message. 

The DVLA advise that paper applications are taking longer than normal so if a driver needs to renew or replace a card, the online service will be quicker.