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Tachograph Bespoke Services

We offer a variety of bespoke tachograph related services to aid your business to perform in a compliant manner
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Outsource Tachograph Analysis

The FTC can:

  • Review the tachograph data weekly

  • Report Infringements & Irregularities

  • Automate multiple reports

  • Provide 100% compliance

  • Provide on-the-job training

  • Provide support and much more.

FROM £40 PER Week
Tachograph Training

Tachograph Training

The FTC can:

  • Provide One-to-One training

  • Provide group training

  • Deliver On-site & Virtual training

  • Tachograph Essentials Training

  • Tachograph Competent Training

  • Tachograph Advanced Training

from £399 Per Session
Tachograph Management

Tachograph Management

The FTC can:

  • Advice on best providers

  • Migration from one provider to another

  • Provide hardware & software solutions

  • Help with troubleshooting

  • Data Management

  • Policy & Procedures

FROM £349 PER Session

Why use the FTC for tachograph analysis

Peace of mind

Operators of vehicles that require an operator's licence are aware that they need to comply with the DVSA regulations, but they may not realise the full implications of not meeting their responsibilities. The requirements can be complex and difficult to understand, and a visit, investigation, or public inquiry can be very disruptive and stressful. The consequences of failing any of these stages can be at best inconvenient, and at worst, devastating to the operator's business.

It is vital for operators to ensure that they are compliant with the rules and regulations as stipulated by their operator's licence. This can be done by regularly downloading and analyzing the data from their driver's tachograph cards and vehicles. The FTC can help operators with this process, as well as with their submissions of data to the DVSA, any upcoming inquiries or other requests for data, and the implementation of measures to avoid disasters. The FTC is an expert in this field and has a proven track record of supporting operators in a variety of situations.

Here are some of the benefits of working with the FTC to ensure compliance with your operator's licence:

  • Peace of mind: Knowing that you have a team of experts on your side who can help you stay compliant can give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on running your business.

  • Reduced risk: By working with the FTC, you can reduce the risk of being fined, suspended, or even revoked your operator's licence.

  • Improved efficiency: The FTC can help you streamline your compliance process, saving you time and money.

  • Enhanced customer service: By being compliant, you can provide your customers with the peace of mind that they are traveling with a safe and reliable operator.

  • Safeguard your drivers: Although your HGV drivers are your responsibility, but in certain cases where the tachograph data warrants such action the TCO can take action against the drivers, where they may have penalties imposed or in extreme cases lose their right to drive a HGV, by having an external organisation reviewing your driver hours and WTD compliance, it ensures that your drivers stay on the straight and narrow, protecting them and most importantly protecting your business.

If you are an operator of vehicles that require an operator's licence, we encourage you to contact the FTC today to learn more about how we can help you stay compliant.

professional development

Tachograph Training

We pride ourselves on providing quality bespoke training developed for users at different operational levels. Essentially our purpose is to ensure any operational gaps due to tachograph non-compliance are filled by our training and techniques.

We also appreciate that no two businesses are identical or have same operational issues, hence we work alongside your organisation's teams to develop solutions that best fit your business needs and culture, also you don't need to wait weeks or months, we provide the training within days.


Essential Disaster Management & Training

Training Plan for Single User

Ideal Training for O'Licence holder, Business Owner / manager or Transport Manager.

Training will enable the user to understand the Tachomaster system at a management level.

The training is available either on-site or virtually.

FREE 7-Day Post-Training Support

Full Days Training


Tachomaster General Competence Training

Training Plan for up to 2 Users

Gain general competence with Tachomaster systems on how to effectively identify and manage all operational aspects of the system, such as missing mileage, driver infringements and general compliance.

The Training is available either onsite or virtually.

FREE 7 Day Post-Training Support

Full Days Training


Advanced Complete Tachomaster Training

Training Plan for up to 6 Users

Audit-based bespoke training, we identify where your organisation needs help and training, instruct you and your team on how to find the issues and most importantly how users can use the full potential of the Tachomaster system.

The training is available in a classroom setting or virtually using Zoom or MS Teams.

FREE 28-Day Post-Training Support

Full Days Training

  • Onsite Training at Client's premisis
  • Online Virtual Training
  • Classroom Training for Groups
Tachograph Analysis Consultants

Your Trusted Tachograph Analysis Consultants

With over 18 years of invaluable experience in tachograph analysis, Fleet Transport Consultants, operating through, stands as the premier choice for all your tachograph analysis needs.

Routine Tachograph Monitoring Solutions

For restricted and standard license operators seeking expert assistance in routine tachograph monitoring, Fleet Transport Consultants offers comprehensive solutions. Our dedicated team ensures compliance and accuracy, alleviating the burden from operators without in-house expertise.

Deep Data Dive for Legal Support

In complex litigation and serious legal cases, accurate data analysis is imperative. Fleet Transport Consultants excels in providing deep data dives into tachograph analysis, offering invaluable support for legal proceedings.

Timely Data Analysis, Provision & Reports

Whether it's routine monitoring or intricate legal matters, Fleet Transport Consultants prides itself on delivering timely and reliable data. Our commitment to prompt service ensures that clients receive the information they need precisely when they need it

Tachograph & Driver Hours Audits

Ensuring compliance with driver hours and operator regulations is paramount. Fleet Transport Consultants conducts thorough tachograph audits, providing an independent perspective on operator compliance. Our audits offer valuable insights and recommendations for enhancing compliance practices.

3 Simple steps

Digital Tachograph Analysis

Success is often achieved by doing the most productive activities regularly, we believe, the following three actions can ensure 100% compliance with regard to digital tachograph compliance.

Understand, "the why and how" to manage a digital tachograph system to its full potential. Don't rely on one or two staff, instead unleash the team to handle the tachograph basics.


Having an effective system is essential to managing and analysing tachograph compliance and effectiveness, many service providers are available in the market, we recommend Tachomaster


Build an operation and culture that ensures things are done according to a routine, i.e. if you perfrom a vehicle card download every fornight on Friday at 5:oopm, then make that a routine.


5 Simple steps to master tachograph data analysis

Tachograph analysis is the process of examining data collected by tachographs, which are devices used to record information about a vehicle's speed and distance, as well as the driver's activity and behaviour. Tachograph analysis is typically carried out by transport companies or fleet managers to ensure compliance with regulations and improve driver safety.

Here are the steps to perform tachograph analysis:

  1. Collect tachograph data: Tachograph data can be collected using digital tachographs or analogue tachographs. Digital tachographs record data on a smart card, while analogue tachographs record data on a paper chart. The data collected should include information on the vehicle, driver, and any events that occurred during the journey.

  2. Transfer data to a computer: The tachograph data must be transferred to a computer to perform the analysis. This can be done using a tachograph analysis software or through a tachograph analysis service provider.

  3. Analyse the data: Once the tachograph data is transferred to a computer, it can be analysed using a range of tools and software. This analysis can include identifying any infringements or violations of driving regulations, such as exceeding driving hours or speed limits.

  4. Review the results: The results of the tachograph analysis should be reviewed by a trained analyst or manager to determine any areas of concern or improvement. The results can also be used to provide feedback to drivers on their driving behaviour and identify training needs.

  5. Take action: Based on the results of the analysis, appropriate action should be taken to address any identified issues. This could include disciplinary action for drivers who have violated regulations, or implementing training programs to improve driver behaviour and safety.


Ensuring Tachograph Compliance: A Step-by-Step Guide for a Successful Transport Logistics Business

Running a transport logistics business comes with its challenges, and one crucial aspect to master is tachograph compliance. Tachographs play a vital role in monitoring driver hours, ensuring road safety, and maintaining legal compliance. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the essential operational steps to help you build a successful, safe, and profitable transport logistics business in England and Scotland.

Step 1: Understanding Tachograph Regulations and Responsibilities To ensure compliance, it's essential to have a solid understanding of tachograph regulations, including drivers' hours rules and working time regulations. Familiarise yourself with the specific requirements applicable to your region and ensure that all personnel involved in managing tachographs are well-informed.

Step 2: Effective Data Management and Analysis Tachograph data can be complex and overwhelming. Utilise reliable tachograph analysis software, such as Tachomaster or TruTac, to efficiently manage and analyse your data. These tools provide valuable insights into driver activities, infringements, and compliance status. Regularly review and act upon the reports generated by the software to identify areas for improvement.

Step 3: Automate Reporting Processes Automating your reporting processes saves time and reduces the risk of errors. Configure your tachograph analysis software to generate automated reports tailored to your business needs. This may include driver infringement reports, driver card validity reports, and tachograph calibration reminders. Automating these tasks ensures you stay on top of compliance requirements without manual effort.

Step 4: Establish Best Practices and Routines Implementing best practices and routines is crucial for maintaining tachograph compliance. Create a comprehensive set of guidelines and procedures for your drivers and staff to follow. This should cover topics such as driver card insertion, manual entry rules, downloading and archiving data, and regular vehicle checks. Regularly review and reinforce these practices to ensure consistency and adherence to regulations.

Step 5: Training and Education Investing in training and education for your drivers and staff is key to maintaining compliance and improving overall performance. Arrange regular training sessions to educate your team on tachograph regulations, data management, and best practices. This will enhance their understanding and ensure they are equipped with the knowledge to make informed decisions.

Step 6: Seek Professional Support Consider partnering with Fleet Transport Consultants ( to leverage their expertise in tachograph compliance and transport logistics. Their experienced consultants can provide guidance, conduct audits, and offer tailored solutions to help optimise your operations and improve compliance.

Conclusion: By following these step-by-step operational guidelines, you can ensure tachograph compliance, enhance safety, and build a successful transport logistics business. Remember, staying informed, utilising reliable software, establishing best practices, and investing in training are key to achieving your goals. Trust the expertise of Fleet Transport Consultants to provide the support you need to navigate the complexities of tachograph compliance successfully.

10 Things HGV Drivers should do to remain Tachograph Compliant

As experts in tachographs and driver hours, we can provide you with some helpful guidance on how to use the tachograph system in your HGV and stay compliant with the regulations. It's important to follow these steps and consider contingency plans in case of any issues with the tachograph system or the loss of your tachograph card. Let's dive in:

1. Familiarise Yourself with the Rules:

   Make sure you have a good understanding of the regulations that govern tachograph usage for HGV drivers. Stay updated on any changes or updates to the rules in your region. There are no excuses here, you sat in the drivers seat means that you know the law and as a CPC qualified individual you have ensured that you will keep yourself up-to-date with the changes in law.

2. Know Your Tachograph Type:

   There are two main types of tachographs: analogue and digital. Find out which type is installed in your HGV so that you know how to operate it properly. Most vehicles are now digital. Be aware of what type of noise / sound your tachograph system makes when things are not right.

3. Using the Tachograph:

   Before starting your journey, log in using your driver card. Make sure you select the correct mode on the tachograph system based on your activity: Drive mode when the vehicle is in motion, Other Work mode for non-driving tasks, and Rest mode during rest periods and breaks.

4. Accurate Activity Recording:

   It's important to record your activities accurately. Note the start and end times of each activity and make use of the manual entry function if needed. Be sure to provide a clear reason whenever you make a manual entry. You may use a manual printout from the tachograph system and make notes on the timeline if required.

5. Understanding Breaks and Rest Periods:

   Take the time to familiarise yourself with the regulations regarding breaks and rest periods in your region. Adhering to these rules is essential to prevent fatigue and promote road safety. For example, in the European Union, there are specific requirements for daily rest periods and mandatory breaks, most these are the same in the UK too, even after Brexit.

6. Managing Driving Time:

   Stay aware of the maximum driving time allowed and any limits imposed by the regulations. Plan your journeys accordingly, ensuring you incorporate breaks and rest periods to remain compliant. In the European Union, the maximum driving time is usually 9 hours per day, which can be extended to 10 hours twice a week. Your transport Manager or supervisor should help you plan your route, try to adhere to this planning, but always remember the driver is ultimately the person who decides how long they drive before they take a break, in any case a single trip cannot be more than 4.5 hours.

7. Contingency Planning:

   In case of tachograph system failure, report the issue to your company or fleet manager right away. Use a manual recording sheet to log your activities until the system is repaired. Remember, driving without a functioning tachograph system is usually allowed for a limited time, but it's crucial to get it fixed promptly.

   If you lose your tachograph card, inform your company or fleet manager as soon as possible. There may be provisions allowing you to drive without a card for a limited time, but it's important to obtain a replacement card promptly to resume recording your activities and remain compliant.

8. Taking Care of Your Tachograph Card:

   Keep your tachograph card stored securely to avoid loss or damage. Ensure that it's always up to date and inform the relevant authorities if any personal or vehicle information needs to be updated. Do not give your card to other drivers or leave your card in the tachograph system within the lorry, even if you know its you who will be driving it again next time.

9. Regularly Review Your Data:

   Take some time to review your tachograph data to ensure accuracy and compliance. If you notice any issues or errors, address them promptly. You will occasionally be required to discuss infringements that may have occurred during your driving hours, it is essential that you take these infringements seriously and address the issues highlighted during the infringement discussion that may take place with your boss or transport manager.

10. Seeking Guidance:

    If you have any questions or concerns about using the tachograph system or understanding the regulations regarding driver hours, don't hesitate to consult your company's transport manager or the relevant regulatory authorities. They can provide you with further guidance and clarification.

Remember, staying compliant with the regulations and using the tachograph system properly are vital for your safety and the safety of others on the road. Drive responsibly and take the necessary steps to ensure you follow the rules.

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