Published: 07 December 2012
The problem that saw digital tachograph cards start to collectively fail in March has been solved claims DVLA.
They have stated that the problem, which affected up to 175,000 driver cards and 15,000 company cards, will not happen again.
Various error messages were being displayed including ‘error code 48’ and ‘card expired’ reported drivers and operators, DVLA confirms that this was due to a microchip error on cards issued between March 2007 and August 2008 causing them to malfunction under certain circumstances.
A DVLA spokesman said: "The issue is resolved and will not reoccur. We are not aware of any other issues."
The Road Haulage Association were involved with DVLA right from the start of the incident. Ray Engley, head of technical services at the RHA says:
“I believe DVLA handled the issues in a meaningful manner once it was aware a problem existed. No doubt it will have learned much from this unfortunate episode," he said.