Accessing Roadside View
Roadside View makes it easy for law enforcement to view your logs during a roadside inspection. All of the required hours of service (HOS) information is displayed on the screen, but the other information on your tablet is secured. Access to additional screens is locked down, and a driver PIN is required to exit the Roadside View.
- From the Zonar Logs ELD home screen, tap .
- Tap Roadside View .
If you have driver logs to certify, you will be prompted to take action. Tap Manage my logs to certify them now or tap Continue to Roadside View.
- Tap Export to start the export of an output file to FMCSA during the roadside inspection.
- Tap View to see the co-driver’s logs (only if a second driver is logged into the tablet). The co-driver must enter a PIN to access their logs. Note: View icon is also visible when unidentified drive time is associated to the asset.
- Swipe left or right on the date row to change the date for the logs that you are viewing, or just tap on a specific date.
- Displays Yes if the asset has any driving time that is not associated with a driver. Tap View to see all of the unidentified drive times.
- Displays Yes if a diagnostic event or malfunction is currently in effect.
- Tap the down arrow at the top of the grid to view to view more driver and vehicle information.
- Displays a grid with duty status events for the selected day followed by a sequential list of duty status changes. The default for the grid/list view is the current 24-hour period.
Verifying your Information
In Roadside View, tap the down arrow at the top of the grid view to display more information. This screen shows the driver, co-driver, asset, loads, motor carrier information, and the driver logs for the current and previous seven days. This is the only place to verify all personal, company, and vehicle information. If there is an issue, notify the motor carrier immediately.
- Current information about the asset or power unit including its VIN. If other vehicles have been driven during the currently selected day, they will be displayed next to CMV Power Unit. The location, odometer, and engine hours will be displayed for the current day only.
- Current driver information including driver’s license number (DLN), Driver ID, 24-hour Starting Time, Timezone, and Exempt Driver Status (if applicable). Additionally, the total miles driven for the selected day will be displayed for the selected driver.
- If two drivers are logged into the tablet, the co-driver is displayed under the team driver section, including previous co-drivers for the selected date selected.
- The Current Trailer ID and Current Shipping ID is displayed for the selected date. This information will change when you select a different date. Also, any previous trailer IDs or shipping document IDs that you entered on the selected date are listed below the current information.
- Current carrier and DOT number.
Exiting Roadside View
Tap the back arrow . You will be prompted to enter your driver PIN to exit the Roadside View.
You may be asked to send an electronic output file of your logs from the tablet to an officer at roadside or inspection point.
- From Roadside View, tap Export .
- On the Export options dialog, select the method for sending the export file.
- In the Comments box, type any comments that may have been requested.
- Tap Export to start the transfer.
ELD Tips and Tricks
As a driver, you own your logs and you are responsible for ensuring their accuracy by manually adding a new log entry or by editing existing log entries. For either case, you must type a reason with enough information to explain the log entry in the Notes field.
Tap Add Log to add a new log entry. Select a duty status from the drop-down. Complete the other fields on the screen including Notes (required), and tap Save.
Tap the pencil to edit an existing log entry. Make your changes as needed and explain the reason for your changes in the Notes field (required). Tap Save.
When you are editing a log with certain duty statuses such as automatic drive (AUTO-D), the only field that you can edit is Notes.
You are not allowed to edit your logs in the following circumstances:
- Intermediate log
- Login/logout activity
- CMV engine power up/shut down
- ELD malfunctions and data diagnostic events
Automatic Drive (AUTO-D)
You will immediately be put into drive when the vehicle speed exceeds 4.5 mph—there is no minimum distance as with AOBRD.
Automatic ON Duty
- A five minute idle will trigger a 60 second countdown.
- After the countdown (totaling 6 minutes from motion stop) you will be automatically placed in ON Duty.
When the vehicle's engine is turned off, a prompt will appear asking if you would like to change to a non-driving duty status. This does not automatically change your duty status.
Special Duty Status
You are responsible for selecting a Special Duty Status (SDS) like Yard Moves or Personal Conveyance— before vehicle movement. If the vehicle is in motion and the SDS has not been selected, an Automatic Drive event will be created and you will not be able edit it.
- From the Zonar Logs ELD home screen, tap the menu .
- Tap Update Duty Status
- On the Select duty status dialog, tap On Duty and Yard Moves (if enabled), or Off Duty and Personal Conveyance.
- Tap Apply.
- You will continue to be in yard moves if you drive within a geo-fence or drive with a speed less than 20 mph outside of a geo-fence.
- When you are in yard moves and you go through a key cycle, at "key on" yard moves will automatically be removed.
- You must update your duty status to stop accumulating personal conveyance.
- When you are in personal conveyance and you go through a key cycle, at "key on" you will receive a prompt to remain in personal conveyance or to update the duty status.
- If you do not respond to the prompt and start driving, personal conveyance will be removed and drive time will be recorded.
Team Driving is supported on your tablet with an active driver (the driver behind the wheel) and a co-driver who can be made active. Team drivers should ensure that the driver who is currently driving is set as the active driver. Any automatically generated events are associated with the active driver once the vehicle goes into motion. 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.
Note: The tablet must remain docked while in motion; otherwise, unidentified driving logs will be created.
Setting Active Driver
- Tap the driver icon at the bottom right corner of the tablet home screen.
- On the Manage Drivers screen, tap the name of a non-active driver, indicated by the Make Active icon.
- Tap Save & Continue.
Power Unit Number
Power Unit Number (PUN) is the asset identifier used by the FMCSA. This is a new field that you can edit on the tablet under Update Shipping Info—but the change only applies to you. Another driver who logs into the same tablet will see the default PUN that is listed in Ground Traffic Control.
The driver should verify that the Power Unit information is current when beginning a shift in a new vehicle.
- From the Zonar Logs ELD home screen, tap the menu .
- Tap Update Shipping Info.
- Tap the pencil next to the Current Power Unit that is displayed. On the Update details screen, edit the Power Unit field as needed.
- Tap Done and then tap Save. The information will apply to all future entries until you log out of the tablet.
Diagnostics and Malfunctions
Diagnostic events occur when the information required to maintain compliance is inaccurate or missing. If they are not resolved within a specific time frame, they will result in a malfunction.
The following message displays for a diagnostic event:
ELD Diagnostic Event - If the ELD continues to have diagnostic events, contact your dispatcher.
If a malfunction occurs, any driver who is logged in to the tablet will see a notification on the Zonar Logs home tile while the malfunction is active. If the malfunction causes inaccurate recording for the hours of service, then you must use paper logs until the ELD is serviced and back in compliance. Paper logs cannot be used for more than 8 days after the malfunction.
You can see the diagnostic events and malfunctions on your tablet in the Driver Logs list view. Also, Roadside View displays Yes or No above the graph view to indicate whether the ELD has a data diagnostic event or a malfunction.
You 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.
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