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What is a tachograph card?
A tachograph card is a chip card the size of a credit card. The card is used in conjunction with the digital tachograph in the vehicle.
The card allows the cardholder to be identified, and the driving & rest time data to be transmitted and stored.
There are 4 types of tachograph cards:
The driver must have a personal driver card if he/she is to drive a vehicle equipped with a digital tachograph.
This must be inserted into the tachograph every time the vehicle is driven.
A driver card can be ordered physically at the Danish Transport Agency (find offices below) or digitally at Borger.dk. Remember a digital passport photo.
Same place when renewing a driver's license.
Companies that have vehicles with a tachograph must obtain a company card.
A company card can be ordered from the Danish Transport Authority in two ways.
A form can be filled out and handed in physically at one of their three offices. You can download and print the form by clicking HERE.
The same place when renewing a company card.
Workshops that service tachographs must have a workshop card issued to the workshop and the mechanic who will perform the work and is trained to do so.
These are authorized installers, workshops or vehicle manufacturers. Workshop cards are issued by the Danish Road Safety Agency via Virk.dk.
Same place for renewal of workshop cards.
Help ordering tachograph cards?
1. Færdselsstyrelsen Aalborg
Sofievej 61, 9000 Aalborg
2. Færdselsstyrelsen Kolding
Egtved Allé 6 6000 Kolding
3. Færdselsstyrelsen København
Amager Strandvej 390, Bygning A, 3. sal 2770 Kastrup
Opening hours for all 3 offices:
Monday and Tuesday: 9.00 - 12.00
Thursday: 14.00 - 17.00
Friday: 9.00 - 12.00
Driver card for tachograph
Every driver who drives a vehicle equipped with a digital tachograph must be in possession of a driver card. This driver card must be inserted into the tachograph when driving a vehicle that is subject to the driving and rest period rules. A driver card is the same regardless of whether you need it to drive a truck, bus, van or car with a trailer. The driver card must be ordered via the Danish Transport Authority and there is an approximate delivery time of 10 business days. The price for a new driver card is the same as for renewal of a driver card, DKK 525.
You can also find a guide to applying for a driver card digitally here.
When applying for a new driver card, you must choose whether you are applying for a first-time issue, a renewal driver card or a replacement driver card. A driver card must be renewed every 5 years and the expiration date can be found under 4b on the driver card. As an active driver on TachoManagement , you will be reminded by text message 60, 30 and 14 days before expiry.
An expired driver card is invalid and will not be read in the tachograph. However, data may still be stored on an expired driver card, which must be read before it is destroyed.
It is not allowed to drive without a driver card if the reason is that the driver card has expired and you are waiting for a new one.
Company card for tachograph
Every company that has vehicles with a digital tachograph must obtain a company card. A company card must be used to log into the vehicle's tachograph at start-up, as well as when reading tachograph data. A company card is linked to a company registration number and a new company card must therefore be ordered if a new company registration number is obtained. It is also important to log in to the tachograph with the new company card when it arrives in the post. The company card must be ordered via the Danish Road Administration and there is a delivery time of approximately 10 working days. It costs DKK 525 for a company card.
You can also find a guide to applying for a company card digitally here.
When applying for a new company card, you need to choose whether it is for
- first issue, first company card, new company registration number, renewal of company card (expired)
- A replacement card (if the old one doesn't work).
A company card must be renewed every 5 years and you will find the expiry date under 4b on the company card. As an active company on TachoManagement you will be reminded by SMS and/or email 60, 30 and 14 days before expiry. An expired company card is invalid and cannot be read in the tachograph. It is not allowed to drive a vehicle with a tachograph (subject to the driving and rest time rules) without being logged in with a company card linked to the company.