This article includes the following topics:
- Key things to keep in mind while operating an ELD
- Accessing Roadside View and Performing a Data Transfer
- AOBRD Exporter App Walk-through
Key Things to Keep in Mind while Operating an ELD
- Driver Logs: Driver owns their logs and is responsible for ensuring their accuracy.
- Editing Logs: Driver can only edit Off Duty, Sleeper berth, and On Duty, and they will have to add a note (annotation) when making an edit with enough information to explain the reason for the edit.
- Drivers are not allowed to edit their logs in the following instances: an intermediate log, a driver’s login/logout activity, the CMV’s engine power up/shut down, or ELD malfunctions and data diagnostic events.
- When editing certain duty statuses such as AUTO-D, the only thing that can be edited is the notes.
- Certifying Logs: The driver must review the driver’s ELD records, edit and correct inaccurate record, enter any missing information and certify the accuracy of the information. If driver makes a change to a day that has previously been certified, that day will become uncertified, and it will need to be certified again.
- Motor Carriers may not request edits to the drivers logs before the records have been submitted by the driver.
- Dispatchers will be unable to adjust logs if the day is uncertified.
- Automatic Drive: The driver will be immediately put into drive when the vehicle speed exceeds 4.5 mph—there is no minimum distance as with AOBRD.
- Automatic ON Duty: A 5 minute idle will trigger a 60 second countdown. After the countdown (totaling 6 minutes from motion stop) the driver will be automatically placed in ON Duty.
- Special Duty Status (SDS): Driver is responsible for selecting the applicable SDS on the tablet like Yard Moves or Personal Conveyance—these cannot be added later.
- Yard Moves: Driver will continue to be in the yard moves SDS if they drive within a geo-fence or drive with speed less than 20 mph outside of a geo-fence. When a driver is in Yard Moves and goes through a key cycle, at key on Yard Moves will automatically be removed.
- Personal Conveyance: Driver will need to update their duty status to stop accumulating personal conveyance. When a driver is in personal conveyance and goes through a key cycle, at key on the driver will receive a prompt to remain in personal conveyance or to update duty status. If the driver does not respond to the prompt and starts driving, personal conveyance will be removed and drive time will be recorded.
- Unidentified Driving: Driver may receive an Unidentified Driving Log (UDL) for review when unidentified driving events have occurred or the drive time cannot be associated with any driver. Unidentified Driving Event is when the system detects vehicle motion greater than 4.5 MPH , the tablet does not have a driver logged in, the tablet is un-docked, the tablet is powered off, or the tablet is put to sleep. If the unidentified events belongs to the current driver, they may be accepted. If they belong to a different driver, they may be rejected.
- Power Unit Number (PUN): Driver can edit this on the tablet under My Setup—but the change only applies to the specific driver. Someone else who logs into the same tablet will see the default PUN listed in Ground Traffic Control.
- Transferring Logs: Driver can use the Export button in Roadside View to export logs to the FMCSA through the web service or to email the logs directly to FMCSA.
- Team Driving: Feature supported by the Manage Drivers screen with an Active driver and a Co-Driver. who can be made active. Only active drivers can place themselves in motion status. The co-driver does have the ability to change their status to any non-motion duty status.
- Diagnostics and Malfunctions: Driver can see these events in the Driver Logs list view on the tablet. The Zonar Logs home tile displays an alert if the tablet is in an active state of malfunction. Also, Roadside View displays Yes or No at the top-of-screen above the graph view to let the driver know if the ELD has a data diagnostic event or if it is in a state of malfunction.
- Paper Logs: Driver should only use paper logs in an event of a malfunction. The driver must continue to utilize manual Record of Duty Status’ until the ELD is serviced and back in compliance. Paper logs cannot be utilized for more than 8 days after the malfunction..
Accessing Roadside View
Roadside View lets you display driver logs for law enforcement during a commercial vehicle inspection. It provides all required HOS information in a clean, easy-to-read view modeled after a paper log form.
- Tap the icon at top left of the Zonar Logs home screen to access the application menu.
- Tap Roadside View.
Accessing Header Information
In Roadside View, tap the down arrow at the top of the grid view to display more information for the inspection.
Performing a Data Transfer
A driver may be asked to send an electronic output file of their logs to an officer at roadside or inspection point. The data transfer process is called Export.
Note: You must launch the Roadside View to perform a data transfer for a log file.
- From the Roadside View screen, tap the Export button in the upper right corner of the screen.
- On the Export options dialog, select the method for exporting the file.
- In the Comments box, type any comments that may have been requested by roadside enforcement.
- Tap Export to start the transfer.
Whether selecting email or web service, you are not able to indicate the destination email address. The transfer will send to a pre-specified FMCSA address.
AOBRD Exporter App Walk-through
Drivers who are transitioning to ELD will need to accumulate new logs in the ELD format. In the meantime, Zonar is providing the AOBRD Exporter app on the tablet so the driver can export their existing AOBRD logs to any email address until they have a full duty cycle of ELD logs.
- From the home tile, go to all apps.
- Tap AOBRD Exporter.
- If you have any pending logs to certify, tap Certify Logs, and follow the on-screen prompts. Or, if you need to edit any logs, tap Verify Edits.
- Tap Export Logs.
- Enter a valid email address for sending the file and tap Export.
- The AOBRD logs will be exported and a PDF and will be sent to the email address that you provided.