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Agreement nearer on digital tachos

[ October 23, 2012   //   ]

The Council of Transport Ministers is expected to reach a political agreement on new digital tachographs when they meet on 29 October in Luxembourg, clearing the way for the devices to be fitted in new trucks by around mid-2018. The new-style tachos would be GPS-linked and should present fewer opportunities for fraud.

However, the agreement of the European Parliament, is still needed in particular calls by MEPs for the new tachos to be fitted from 2017 and for retrofitting of existing vehicles so that all trucks have then by 2020.

The Council and Parliament have however agreed to drop the idea of combining the driving licence with the driver card, on cost grounds.