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June 23, 2021

UK’s DVLA introduces new digital service for drivers

By Tech Monitor

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Drivers using DVLA’s new online service need to have a valid GB photocard driving licence to apply. Credit: Schwoaze/Pixabay.

UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has introduced a new digital service which enables lorry, bus, and coach drivers across the country to apply and pay for their tachograph cards online in a short span of time.

DVLA’s new Apply for, renew or replace a driver tachograph card service can be used by nearly 780,000 driver tachograph card holders. It also reduces wait times and allows instant payments.

The digital service, which is quicker and easier for drivers, is available 24/7. Drivers will receive their new tachograph card within 24 hours from applying compared to ten days or more when posting their paper applications.

Those using the new online service are required to have a valid GB photocard driving licence to apply.

Once they apply, they will receive an email notification confirming their application, and can choose to be updated on its progress through text message.

The latest online service for driver tachograph cards comes on the heels of the successful launch of DVLA’s company tachograph card service in 2019. As part of this service, the company card applications were moved online for the first time.

DVLA chief executive Julie Lennard said: “We are delighted to launch our new online driver tachograph service.

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“This quick and easy to use service will give drivers who need tachograph cards greater flexibility around how, when and where they transact with us, and they will get their new card back even quicker.”

DVLA’s new online tachograph card services are the company’s first digital services to move onto its new secure cloud-based system completely.

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