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A tachometer designed to provide a continuous record of speed or rate.
[G. tachos, speed, + graphō, to write]
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Such a period of coexistence is not exceptional, since today trucks are fitted with either a digital tachograph - mandatory for vehicles registered after 1 May 2006 - or an analogue tachograph (paper disc) for the oldest ones.
In another recent case a trucker was jailed for using three different digital tachograph cards in a non-stop trip from Italy to Ireland.
This massive distortion is down to the inept introduction of the digital tachograph law," said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan.
You're starting to see enforcement authorities looking at tachograph charts," says Semple.
The company now generates nearly $5 million annually in revenue from all sales, and about $1 million of that comes from the sale of tachographs.
These are supposed to prevent unscrupulous transport bosses altering the tachographs, which measure how long and fast lorry and coach drivers travel.
Before the test, horsebox owners will need to have the tachograph checked to ensure it was initially calibrated and tested when the horsebox was new.
A spokesman for the commissioner later confirmed the offences were linked to tachograph breaches.
Tachographs, which look similar to speedometers, are required by law in every commercial heavy-goods vehicle on the road.
It is believed to centre on the use of spy-in-the-cab tachographs.
Tachographs are used to record information including driving time to ensure compliance with government regulations, which are mandatory in most European countries.