The following is taken from an email circular released by the Driver & Vehicles Standard Agency (DVSA):
You can now apply and pay online for your driver digital tachograph card with DVLA. It’s quicker and easier than a paper application.
The new DVLA digital service lets you apply, renew or replace a lost or stolen card in minutes and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Your new tachograph card will be issued by DVLA within 24 hours after applying online compared to 10 days or more if you post your application.
To apply online you will need your valid GB photocard driving licence and your credit or debit card.
After applying, you’ll receive an email notification from DVLA confirming your application, and you can choose to be updated on its progress by text message.
The driver digital tachograph card online application service can be accessed via GOV.UK at www.gov.uk/apply-driver-digital-tachograph-card.
Paper applications are taking longer than normal so if you do need to renew or replace your card use the online service to get your card quicker.