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Preparing for the digital age

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) urges operators to prepare for new digital tacho paper standards

FROM 1 October this year, new digital tachograph specifications will come into force and the FTA is warning operators to prepare for the change, as the new rules will impose a quality standard for the paper that is used to print vehicle data.

The latest standard will mean that all digital paper rolls will have to meet a number of key criteria, including heat resistance, low-temperature resistance and light resistance. The changes aim to ensure that the printouts remain clearly legible and identifiable under normal storage conditions for at least one year.

Sam Law, general manager of Shopfta, commented: ‘Ink can fade on poor quality paper if it is exposed to sunlight or grease. We have always supplied printer rolls that meet these new requirements and will continue to do so. However, I advise operators to check their supplies to make sure that they all meet the new standards. We offer discounts for bulk orders, which will help meet the legal requirement to ensure that each vehicle carries a sufficient stock of tachograph rolls.’

Durable and long-lasting, the EU-approved digital tachograph paper rolls sold by Shopfta are made from high-quality thermal paper. They are also versatile and can be fitted to all makes of digital tachographs.

For more information on the availability of the digital tachograph paper rolls email: [email protected]


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