The RF Ministry of Transport developed a draft order "On Approval of the Procedure of equipping the vehicles with tachographs"

26 April 2013

In accordance with the Federal Law from June 14, 2012 № 78-FZ, a new concept of the tachograph was introduced, which records not only the registration of the work and rest ratio of the vehicle drivers, but also the information about the speed and travel route.

Currently 4 models of tachographs were tested to meet the requirements.

The developed procedure of equipping the vehicles with tachographs points on the need to install only the new models of tachographs on the means of transport for commercial passenger and freight transportation.

The order provides for the use of not only the new model tachographs, but also the means of technical control which meet the requirements of the Technical Regulations for wheeled vehicles and the requirements of the international agreements of the AETR till April 1, 2015.

Inability to use "old-style" tachographs after April 1, 2015 is determined by their lack of function of recording and storing information about the speed and route of the vehicle provided by 78-FZ.

In accordance with established procedures, taking into account the need for coordination with the concerned authorities and the carrying out the procedure of public discussion of the draft order "On Approval of the Procedure of equipping the vehicles with tachographs", it is expected that the Order will come into force not earlier than July 1, 2013.

The RF Ministry of Internal Affairs informed that prior to the publication of this Order, the application of fines for not using new model tachographs established by Article 11.23 of the Administrative Code, is premature, as the owners of the vehicles are not able to equip the tachographs in the manner prescribed by law, as stated in a letter by the RF Ministry of Transport from April 23 this year.