Continental offers the VDO RoadLog ELD (Electronic Logging Device) as a smart and affordable solution to the FMCSA’s mandate for ELD compliance. VDO RoadLog was one of the first stand-alone ELDs available in North America.
The RoadLog ELD is FMCSA registered and has successfully completed the rigorous data transfer testing conducted by the FMCSA, demonstrating that it is able to transfer data to an authorized enforcement officer during a roadside inspection, according to FMCSA specifications.
The VDO RoadLog ELD offers a plug-and-play solution for compliance reporting that’s easy to use. RoadLog combines GPS data with input from the vehicle and the driver to create a digital log that can be downloaded or printed out on the spot. In spite of its simplicity, VDO RoadLog avoids many of the issues that cell phone ELD apps create such as dropped Bluetooth connections, exposed personal information, gaps in HOS log data, cell plan overages, and overheating batteries.
VDO RoadLog’s self-contained, built-in thermal printer produces a traditional log in the same ‘grid style’ as the paper logbooks that inspection officials are accustomed to seeing. The print-out eliminates the need to hand over a smart phone or have the compliance officer try to read log data from an ELD screen.
Continental backs VDO RoadLog with 24/7 US-based phone support. In addition, VDO RoadLog comes with free software updates to maintain compliance in the future.
VDO RoadLog can deliver the right ELD compliance solution for any operation, whether it’s an owner operator with one truck or a fleet with over 100 trucks. VDO RoadLog makes compliance easy and affordable. It provides fast and easy recording and reporting for logs, IFTA, IRP, and pre- and post-trip inspections (DVIR). And, once uploaded, the data is automatically archived and backed up online.
In addition to the VDO RoadLog ELD, Continental also offers the VDO RoadLog ELD Plus, which adds cellular connectivity for text-based messaging, driver monitoring, remote load and trip management, and enhanced fleet management capabilities. VDO RoadLog ELD Plus cellular capabilities are available for an affordable fixed monthly fee per vehicle.
VDO RoadLog ELDs are designed to work with VDO RoadLog Office, an online compliance-reporting and fleet management tool. RoadLog Office is available with fleet management and reporting features previously found only in enterprise-level systems. RoadLog Office capabilities include track & trace mapping, driver/vehicle monitoring, automatic log auditing, remote driver HOS availability, text-based messaging, and remote monitoring and management of drivers, vehicles, and loads.
VDO RoadLog ELD allows owner operators and fleet managers to dramatically reduce the man-hours required for fleet management and compliance reporting. Logs are kept online and can be accessed any time there is an internet connection. Fleet managers can also remotely monitor any violations that need to be addressed directly from their office and use the violation data in their Corrective Action Reports.