Smartanalysis Tachograph Analysis Software

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What is Smartanalysis - Tachograph Analysis Software?

Compliance with drivers' hours rules and tachograph regulations has never been easier.

  • Smartanalysis is the industry-leading digital and analogue tachograph analysis software for road transport operators of all sizes.
  • It is used by many of the UK’s leading road transport operators to safeguard compliance with drivers’ hours,working time legislation and tachograph regulations.
  • Smartanalysis tachograph analysis software eliminates the burden of managing your compliance, leaving you with more time to focus on your business.
  • Descartes is a DVSA earned recognition validated IT supplier for KPIs for drivers’ hours with Smartanalysis.


Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes are required by law to be fitted with a digital tachograph


Vehicle card data must be downloaded at least every 28 days

  • 1 Download your tachograph data

    As a transport operator you are legally required to periodically check tachograph records and have an adequate record keeping system in place. In the UK, driver card data must be downloaded at least every 28 days and vehicle unit data at least every 56 days and most operators download their data more frequently to deal with any infringements. Driver data must be retained for at least a year and working time records must be kept for at least two years. In reality many operators download drivers' tachograph data on a daily basis and vehicle tachograph data every week. With Smartanalysis your analogue and digital tachograph data is safe and always available.

  • 2 Tachograph analysis and reporting

    Paper charts, driver cards and vehicle unit downloads produce masses of tachograph data which is very difficult to interpret and use. Smartanalysis does the hard work for you in analysing and reporting from analogue and digital tachographs. Smartanalysis has over 100 standard reports on drivers’ hours, etc. and your reports can be sent straight to your email. Smartanalysis also benefits from SmartAlerts, automated email alerts to any issues that need immediate attention. Find out more about reporting.

  • 3 Management of non-compliance and infringements

    Proactively managing your drivers and transport operation, Smartanalysis tools can show you are taking all reasonable steps to prevent infringements and breaches of complicated tachograph regulations. Find out more about Smartdebrief and managing infringements down.

Key facts about Smartanalysis

  • It is one of the most widely used tachograph analysis software products in the UK and EU, used to analyse over 1,300,000 tachograph records every month.
  • It is deployed in over 12,000 locations throughout the UK and Europe by over 20,000 registered users.
  • 6 out of the top 10 road transport companies by turnover (FY 2014) use Smartanalysis.
  • It is suitable for all HGV and PCV fleets - large and small.
  • It provides seamless analysis of both analogue and digital tachograph data.
  • It is cost effective - no charge for VU downloads and you can save over 50% with a Pre-Pay subscription.
  • Your tachograph data is secure yet accessible any time, any place by authorised members of your staff.
  • Over 100 standard reports are available online and you can subscribe to the reports you need and have them sent straight to your email inbox.
  • Smartalerts, automated email alerts to the issues that need immediate attention.
  • Smartanalysis includes powerful driver debriefing tools to manage your drivers' hours infringements down.
  • Fully supported and will ensure your compliance now and in the future by accommodating changes in legislation and tachograph hardware.
  • Validated by the DVSA for Earned Recognition KPIs.

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