Meet Legal Requirements

Meet Legal Requirements

The transport business is subjected to a variety of regulations. The driver and the entrepreneurial are equally responsible for adherence of the default legals. Infringements sometimes violations significant fines. With our precise equipment and services, we optimally support you in fulfilling your law requirements safely and comfortably.

Meet Legal Requirements

Make Recordings Using the Digital Tachograph – the Basis of Modern Fleet Management

Digital tachographs are compulsory in EU member states as well as countries covered by the AETR rules. In Germany, every vehicle used for commercial purposes that weighs more than 3.5 metric tons or has more than nine seats must be equipped with a digital tachograph. Our digital tachographs in the proven DTCO® series accurately display driver and vehicle data. They are at the heart of modern fleet management.

The seamless and proper documentation of recorded driver and vehicle data ensures that work, social and traffic regulations are complied with and helps you in the event of potential liability issues.

  • Data on driver cards must be read and archived at least every 28 days*.
  • Vehicle data must be read and archived at least every three months*.
  • The archived data must also be stored on a separate data carrier and kept for one year*.

* In accordance with Reg (EU) No. 561/2006, Reg (EEC) No. 3821/85 and Reg (EU) No. 1360/2002 and the German Regulations for Driving Personnel (FPersV) – Company Cards.

Your task - Documenting tachograph and driver card data.

Driver card data must be accessed and archived at least every 28 days* and vehicle data at least every three months*. The data archived in this way must be backed up on a separate storage device and retained for one year*.

The graph below demonstrates all the tools and services you can use to ensure that tachograph and driver card data are downloaded properly and in time. Please click on the images to learn more.



DTCO® 4.0

The new DTCO® 4.0 was developed for the latest market requirements of the European Union. Thanks to new architecture and an optimized design, the DTCO® 4.0 is even more powerful but consumes less energy.



DLK Download Key S family

The keys to simple mobile data downloads: easy to operate, they provide maximum data security for drivers, fleets and authorities.

Remote DL 4G

Data from the digital tachograph and the driver card is transferred flexibly, securely and conveniently via GPRS (mobile network) – at any time and from anywhere in Europe.

VDO SmartTerminal

The VDO SmartTerminal makes it possible to read and store driver and vehicle data in TIS-Web® , for example, by entering the driver card. The VDO SmartTerminal  can be set up anywhere.


What’s more, our modular TIS-Web® fleet management system enables you to use this data to identify new opportunities, such as better turnaround times and higher utilization.

To ensure that your tachograph always records perfectly, comply with the legally required test intervals. What’s more, the digital tachographs in the DTCO® 1381 series automatically remind you of upcoming test dates.​

Periodic Testing


  • The proper functioning of your tachograph must be tested at least once within two years of the last test by an authorized auto repair shop.

Mandatory Inspection


  • Your tachograph must be tested if the number of electrical impulses per kilometer of travel has changed, the circumferences of the tires have changed due to tire replacement,
  • or a repair has been carried out on your DTCO® ,
  • or the registration number of the vehicle has changed,
  • or the UTC time deviates by more than 20 minutes.

We work with around 9,400 experienced and specially trained partner auto repair shops. 

The Digital Checklist – the TIS-Web® Fleet App

The TIS-Web® Fleet app guides the driver through the pre-departure checks step by step using a set of lists. The inspection report, including photos, is then transferred to head office via the app. Drivers can use the TIS-Web® Fleet app if TIS-Web® is already used at their company.

TIS-Web® is a modular fleet management system that provides a range of services for efficient fleet management – not only for drivers.

Reliable and Convenient Testing – VDO SmartTerminal

The VDO SmartTerminal enables you to perform convenient checks on driver licenses. For this purpose, the driver’s license is equipped with a seal with an RFID chip. All the driver then needs to do is insert his or her driver’s license into the reader. By using the RFID Tag ID, references about driver and driving license could be created for example by using TIS-Web.

Optimally Manage Time Quotas – TIS-Web® Data Management

With TIS-Web® DMM 5.0, you not only meet the legal requirements for archiving vehicle and driver data. Clearly prepared information keeps an eye on all working, driving, resting and remaining driving times of your drivers. The intelligent software also reminds you when drivers and company cards need to be renewed or driver's licenses checked.

Training obligation for the DTCO 4.0

Intelligent tachographs such as the DTCO 4.0 must be installed in all vehicles which will be registered on or after 15 June 2019 for the first time in an EU member state. Along with this comes the duty of companies to train staff on these devices. We provide appropriate training courses for drivers, fleet managers, authorities, repair shops, systems developers and vehicle manufacturers across the country. There you and your employees can be trained about the latest technology and legal regulations.

Always be on the safe side with our digital solution and optimise your vehicle inspection process

Klick on "FIND OUT MORE" and we show you how Continental Verified Inspection is not only supporting you on keeping your fleet in a safe condition, but also helps you to operate your fleet more efficiently by identifying potential defect in real-time and managing the status of the defects to inform drivers about completed repairs.

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