- Roadside View – The Roadside View interface provides all required Hours of Service information in a clean, easy to read view modeled after a paper log form for use by law enforcement during commercial vehicle inspection.
- Update Duty Status – This is a quick way to update the operator’s duty status from within the ZLogs application.
- Trailer & Load Details – The operator can associate a trailer number and load information to their log; this tab allows the entry of that information.
- Driving Exemption – Based on an operator’s ruleset, a driving exemption may be available. The operator can apply the exemption by tapping on this tab.
- Unidentified Driving – Not functional in AOBRD.
- Certify Logs – If an operator has logs to certify, this tab allows them to review and confirm those logs. The total number of logs requiring certification is displayed.
- Verify Edits – Edits made by the operator’s dispatcher require verification; this tab allows the operator to verify those edits. The total number of log-edits requiring verification is displayed.
- Run Self Check – The tablet runs a series of checks to ensure all the necessary data is available.
- Logged In Operators – If only one operator is logged in, his logs are displayed. If more than one operator is logged in, this toggle allows the display of each of those operators’ logs.
- Logs Toggle – Allows the operator to adjust the number of days displayed in the log; i.e., either today or the entire current duty period configured by the operator’s dispatcher.
- Ruleset Toggle – If an operator operates under more than one, this toggle will be visible. The current ruleset being used is displayed; tapping on the ruleset will open a pop-up, allowing the additional ruleset(s) to be selected.
- Grid/List Toggle – An operator’s logs can be displayed in the traditional Grid View or in a list view, which will display each entry, and the details in an itemized list.
- Log View – Based on the Grid/List Toggle, the operator’s logs will be displayed and may require scrolling to view all of the entries or days.
In order to stay compliant with an AOBRD, the tablet performs a self-check to verify that all systems are connected and operational. If this self-check fails, the operator will need to complete paper logs in order to stay compliant with FMCSA regulations. If self-check fails, an error message with the reason the check failed will be displayed:
Certifying vs Verifying
Certifying Logs – An operator must certify each previous day’s logs. Each day is certified individually. Certifying logs is done to ensure accuracy and allows the operator to request any changes. Based on account settings, the operator will be prompted to certify logs on a regular basis.
Verifying Edits – If an operator requests an edit to be made, the dispatcher makes the edit and then sends it to the operator for verification. Until the operator verifies the change, the logs will not be updated. Additionally, an operator may not edit their Drive logs; their dispatcher must perform any log edits that affect the Drive line. Once an edit is made and verified, the operator must then confirm that the edit was done correctly.
Certifying and Submitting Logs
An operator’s logs must be certified on a regular basis (based on account settings). When logged into the tablet, the operator is prompted to confirm their logs. Each day must be certified individually.
- When the Logs To Certify screen appears, tap Certify Now. You can choose "Do Later" to temporarily ignore certification, however logs past a certain age must be certified.
- Review the day currently displayed; if it is correct, tap Agree & Submit.
- If you do not wish to certify a particular day at this time, tap "Not Ready" and it will proceed to the next day.
Logs older than 14 days must be certified and there will not be an option to skip them. Changes can still be made to logs once certified.
If an edit was made to an operator’s log by their dispatcher, the operator must verify the change before it takes effect in their log.
When the Verify Log Edits screen appears, tap Continue.
The screen will show the day where the change is being applied, along with any dispatcher notes. To accept the change, tap Verify. Otherwise, tap Reject.
Once the change has been verified, the grid will update to show the changed log.
Depending on account settings, drivers may either edit their logs or must request edits be made to their logs by dispatch.
Drive time edits must always be made by dispatch.
Tap on the log time that needs to be edited from either the Grid or List view.
Tap the Pencil icon to the right of the notes.
Tap the down arrow on the right of the detail that needs to be changed.
Once all changes have been entered, tap Save Edit.
If the driver is able to edit logs, the log will simply be changed.
If dispatcher must approve the log change, a P will appear denoting that the edit is pending.
If the driver attempts to edit a Drive event, they will receive a notice that they are unable to. They can still add notes under Annotation.
From the Zonar Logs menu, tap the Trailer & Load Details button on the left.
In the Trailer and Load Details screen, tap the + in the upper left to add information.
Select whether you are adding a trailer, load, or dolly. You may select multiple options at once.
Enter the relevant information for each entry. Tap Save once finished.
To remove a load, tap the Edit button and select Remove.
If the tablet is unable to get an odometer value from the GPS unit, it will be necessary for the operator to manually enter an odometer reading when changing Duty Status.
When prompted, enter the Odometer Reading:
Tap Save when entered.
If the tablet is unable to get the GPS position from the GPS unit, the operator will need to manually enter the current location when changing Duty.
When prompted, enter the Current Location, such as cross streets or physical address:
Tap Save when entered.
Updating Co-Driver Duty Status
When a co-driver is logged into the tablet, the operators will be displayed in the top right corner. Tapping on the name of the operator will bring prompt the user to enter their PIN to the status update screen where they can update their status.
This does not work for Drive status. The operator must be set as the Active Driver in the Driver Management screen.
Automatic Duty Status Changes
If motion is detected greater than 5mph and the distance threshold (account-specified) is exceeded:
- On Duty, Off Duty, or Sleeper Berth: Switch to Drive
- Personal Conveyance or Yard Movement: Stay in current status
- Personal Conveyance is limited to a certain amount of miles allowed per day, per account setting. If total miles while in Personal Conveyance exceed this limit, the driver will automatically be switched to normal Drive.
If the vehicle is idle for 5 minutes or more:
- Drive: Either switch to On Duty or stay in Drive, per account setting.
- All other duty statuses: Remain in current status.
If the engine is turned off:
- Drive: Either switch to On Duty or Off Duty, per account setting.
- On Duty: Either remain On Duty or switch to Off Duty, per account setting.
- All other duty statuses: Remain in current status.
HOS Violation Warnings
When the driver has less than one hour of drivable time left, the tablet will notify the driver that they are at risk:
When the driver has no more drivable time left, the tablet will notify the driver that they are in violation:
Law Enforcement Roadside Stop
In the event of a roadside inspection, the driver should set the driver logs to Roadside View, then present the tablet to the officer.
Cab cards are included with the tablet to give the officer reference material for retrieving the information from the device.
Drivers should use a physical cab card, but an electronic cab card is also available in the tablet's Help section.
Drivers ARE NOT required to be able to send logs from an AOBRD. However, dispatch can export the requested logs from Ground Traffic Control and email as a PDF to the officer.