Has your run out yet?
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It will soon be five years since digital tachographs became mandatory on certain classes of new vehicles. Digital tachograph ‘smart’ cards were actually first issued in 2005, and are valid for five years. So if you or any of your drivers were ‘early adopters’, then your card could be due for renewal.
The DVLA are sending out renewal applications to the address recorded on your driving licence. So as long as that’s up to date, you should receive the renewal in plenty of time to ensure you have your new card before your old one runs out. The cost of renewal for both driver and company cards is £19.
It's important to remember that there is no period of grace on renewal. So once the card has expired it will no longer work. And that means that the cardholder can no longer drive any vehicles fitted with a digital tachograph. Our recommendation is to complete the renewal application as soon as you receive it.