Who is Issuing Cards
The issuing process of the digital tachograph cards is ruled by Regulation (ECC) n° 3821/85 and the AETR as last amended.
It is placed under the responsibility of Member States/Contracting Parties. Thus, the Member States/Contracting Parties shall decide upon their own issuing procedures, which may vary from one country to the next. In order to ensure that an applicant driver is not already in the possession of a valid driver card, the European Commission and the Member States established at EU level a network connecting national issuing authorities. The aim of that network called
‘TACHOnet’ is to exchange data concerning cards that have to be issued or that are issued, stolen, lost or withdrawn.