The Freight Transport Association will feature the latest advances in tachograph analysis equipment and services at the CV Show at the NEC on 24-26 April. The equipment will be demonstrated together with a low-cost digital card reader that will allow drivers to see the data on their own card and a new combined driver and vehicle card reader. For the first time it will be possible to conduct live demos of uploading data from a driver card and analysing it.
Also on display will be the latest release of digital tacho software which will simplify matters for operators using agency drivers – for example allowing the operator to analyse only for work carried out for itself.
New software means that records can be analysed on the basis of the new EU drivers' hours rules which come into force on 11 April, together with taking care of the transition period between the operation of the old and new rules.
In addition to the main FTA stand there will be free briefings at the Training Express vehicle in the Skills Zone section of the show on drivers' hours, the digital tachograph and other compliance issues for 2007 such as the new VOSA Operator Compliance Recognition Scheme and Euro 4 and 5 trucks. There will be around four sessions each day.
The FTA stand is 5041 in Hall 5.