New DVLA online tachograph service reduces wait times and allows instant payments
Lorry, bus, and coach drivers nationwide can now apply and pay for their tachograph cards online in minutes thanks to a new DVLA digital service.
Around 780,000 driver tachograph card holders will be able to use DVLA’s new Apply for, renew or replace a driver tachograph card service.
While drivers can still choose to fill out a paper application and send it in the post, the online service is quicker and easier for drivers. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and drivers should have their new tachograph card issued within 24 hours from applying compared to 10 days or more when posting their paper applications.
Drivers using the online service need a valid GB photocard driving licence to apply. After applying, they will receive an email notification confirming their application, and can choose to be updated on its progress by text message.
The new online service for driver tachograph cards follows the successful launch of DVLA’s company tachograph card service in 2019, which saw company card applications move online for the first time.