This article tells you about common items that will need to be corrected for each driver profile and asset profile in Ground Traffic Control to ensure a smooth transition to ELD.
Driver Profile - ELD
The transition from AOBRD to ELD involves some additional fields for the driver profile in Ground Traffic Control that you should verify and update as necessary. For example, with ELD, special duty statuses are managed at a driver level instead of an account level. The applicable special duty statuses must be set for each individual driver.
- From the Manage Drivers page, click the pencil icon next to the driver who has information to be edited. The Modify Driver dialog is displayed.
- In the Modify Driver dialog, make the applicable changes to the driver information as listed below.
- Once you have updated the driver information, click Modify Driver to save the information and close the dialog.
The following is a list of fields for the driver profile that you should edit if they are incomplete or have the wrong information.
- CDL Number: Required. The number that you enter here will be displayed in the Roadside View inspection page and in the output file when you transmit it to the FMCSA.
- CDL State/Province: Required. This field notates which state or province issued the license.
- CDL Expiration Date: Required. This field shows the expiration date for the CDL.
- Zonar Tag Number: Required. This field shows the tag number issued by Zonar. This number will be used by the drivers to log into their tablet. The tag number must be a unique identifier that is a minimum of 4 digits and it cannot begin with a zero.
- Default HOS Ruleset: Required. This field should have already been set up for use with the AOBRD system.
- Driver Exempt Status: Select the ELD Exempt check box to toggle the driver’s ELD exempt status. This will reduce the amount of ELD events generated. You will need to provide a reason each time that you either set or clear a driver’s ELD exempt status here.
Use this with caution as clearing a driver’s ELD exempt status will not retroactively generate ELD events that the driver missed while marked exempt.
- Special Duty Statuses: Use the check boxes in this section to configure what your driver can select on the tablet for special duty status such as Personal Conveyance and Yard Move. The driver will be able to select these on the Update Duty Status screen and tap Save to place themselves in the selected duty status. The special duty statuses that the driver sees are a subset of a main duty status as follows:
- Personal Conveyance: Driver taps Off-Duty to select
- Yard Move: Driver taps On Duty to select
- Hi-Rail: Driver taps On Duty to select
If you need to use a particular Special Duty Status that is not listed as an option, contact Zonar Customer Support.
Periods of time that a driver spends in a special duty status are not editable, so make sure that all drivers fully understand their intended use.
- Allowed PC Distance: When enabling Personal Conveyance (PC) for a driver, you must also set the individual’s allowed PC distance in miles. This can be a number anywhere between 5 and 999.
When switching from AOBRD to ELD, the VIN field is an important part of your asset profile in Ground Traffic Control. If this information is not present, you will need to enter it in the field.
- From the Manage Assets page, click the pencil icon next to an asset.
- In the Edit Asset dialog, look for the VIN field.
- Enter the VIN for the asset.
- Once you have updated the asset information, click Save to save the information and close the dialog.