Meaning of “tachograph” in the English Dictionary


"tachograph" in Business English

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tachographnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtækəɡrɑːf/ us /ˈtækəɡræf/

TRANSPORT an electronic machine in a vehicle such as a truck that records speed, distance travelled, and stopping periods, and that is used to check that the driver is obeying rules about the number of hours they can work in a particular period:

His tachograph limits the maximum hours he can work.
Lorry drivers travelling from channel ports often take their first `tachograph stop' in Northamptonshire.

(Definition of “tachograph” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)