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New VDO RoadLog introduced for logbook compliance, reporting

A VDO official said the new product is a complete regulatory compliance system that can help carriers and drivers protect their CSA scores so they can qualify for the most profitable loads and lower insurance rates. (Courtesy: VDO)

The Trucker News Services

4/9/2013

ALLENTOWN, Pa.— The new VDO RoadLog Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR) developed by Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket, a global supplier of systems and components to automobile and truck manufacturers, now offers fleets and independent operators what the company said is a simple, all-in-one solution for daily logbook and other compliance reporting.

VDO RoadLog EOBR allows drivers to record and report Hours of Service as well as other key compliance data quickly and easily, according to Alexis Capelle, segment leader, tachograph, telematics and services — Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket Business Unit NAFTA.

It’s a complete regulatory compliance system that can help carriers and drivers protect their CSA scores, so they can qualify for the most profitable loads and lower insurance rates, he said.

“The VDO RoadLog is the most affordable electronic log on the market,” Capelle said. “There are no monthly fees, long-term contracts or smartphones required. This innovative compliance tool features a built-in printer that creates an instant paper report of daily logbook data so drivers can get through roadside inspections quickly and be back on the road faster and easier than with any other electronic log.”

In addition to delivering automated HOS logs with GPS accuracy, Roadlog can also provide other key compliance data such as Vehicle Inspection and Repair Maintenance (DVIR), Capelle said.

“[An] EOBR [mandate] is happening now and will soon be legally required,” Capelle said. “Our new VDO RoadLog Electronic On Board Recorder sets the standard for affordability, cost-effectiveness and overall simplicity, and will play a key role in helping fleets and independent operators to protect and improve their CSA scores.”

VDO RoadLog is easy to use and installs in as little as 15 minutes, Capelle said, adding that the device can automatically track the driver’s time in one of four categories: On-duty, driving, sleeper berth and off-duty, and provides a warning if allowable limits will be exceeded. At the completion of a trip, the driver can download the data, which includes HOS, vehicle inspections, shipping documents and asset updates, to a driver key (USB).

RoadLog’s software is flexible and up-dateable to meet anticipated DOT compliance requirements, Capelle said.

Free upcoming software updates will include reporting on IFTA mileage and IRP miles and compliance with rules for Canada, Alaska and oil fields, he added.

For more information, visit: www.vdoroadlog.com, or contact: roadlog-sales@vdo.com.

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