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Your Choice of ELD— Get on the Road, Comply with FMCSA Rules, and Protect Your CSA Score with Our Electronic Logging Devices and Telematics

The Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December of 2015 is a game-changer. No longer will truck drivers, fleet managers, and fleet owners be responsible for keeping on- and off-duty paper logs. Such logs are impractical for verification. The technology of telematics - telecommunication devices that store, send, and receive info and data that affects the control of your fleet - enables complete management of your fleet operations.

Select from our menu of premium electronic logging devices, and go to our detailed telematics page to see our selection of communication devices. There, you'll find a complete selection of advanced communication devices that are proven to reduce the operating costs of heavy-duty truck fleets by as much as 10%!

Discover telematics devices that:

• Offer in-cab GPS that calculates hours of service

• Driver-friendly GPS with turn-by-turn directions, dispatch, and logging capabilities

• Track the safety and health of your fleet, and monitor seatbelt usage and driving habits

• Driver-to-driver communication with navigation, lane guidance, and toll road costs

Combine the latest telematics innovations with state-of-the-art ELDs to simplify compliance with government diesel emission regulations. 

This Final Rule requires truck and bus drivers to adopt ELDs by the close of 2017, prohibits driver harassment from information gathered from ELDs, sets specifications for ELD design and performance, and in many cases, removes the necessity of retaining documents that verify driving time while on-duty. (For more information, visit our ELD CARB Rules page and visit the FMCSA website to read the FMCSA Final Rule in its entirety).

Here at AECS, our compliancy experts have the solution: the VDO RoadLog™ Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR). Continental, the global leader of systems for compliance, developed the VDO RoadLog™ as the most easy-to-use, affordable choice of ELD for owner-operators and fleets owners. It is simply the best ELD on the market, garnering the highest score on the Commercial Carrier Journal’s website—a whopping 4.8 out of 5 stars (read the online review for yourself).

What Makes VDO RoadLog™ Different?

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Unlike other ELDs, it is equipped with its own thermal printer that creates a log that looks like the familiar paper logs, but it’s printed on paper that is designed to withstand the test of time and not fade. No monthly contracts and fees are required. Install it in just 15 minutes, and you’ll get through roadside inspections more quickly than any other electronic logging device on the market.

The VDO RoadLog™ helps you avoid hefty FMCSA fines because it’s a complete regulatory device. It automatically archives records and provides complete, secure, GPS accurate data. It’s the best means for protecting your CSA score and driving record, resulting in lower insurance premiums and profitable loads for you.

How Does It Work?

VDO RoadLog™ is simple to install. Plug in the driver key, log in, and go. When you complete your trip, download your hours-of-service, vehicle inspections, assets updates, and shipping documents to your driver key. Upload this data from the driver key into the fleet software as your record for complete compliancy.

Any software updates and company information changes are easily downloaded to the driver key, and then uploaded for an upcoming trip.

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Which Models Are Available?

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VDO RoadLog™ ELD is the smart choice for owner operators or fleets that want the most affordable choice, because no monthly fees are required.

VDO RoadLog™ Plus offers greater data management capabilities. The monthly fee gives you the ability to automate data uploads through a cellular connection. This cellular connection opens the door for advanced features: texting to drivers, monitoring of driver and vehicle performance, and more.

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Which Software is Available?

VDO RoadLog™ PC-based Fleet Management Software

VDO RoadLog™ PC-based Fleet Management Software saves money because no monthly fees and contracts are needed. Small fleet managers and owner-operators choose this solution because it satisfies FMCSA compliancy for reporting. It readily converts log data into the format necessary for FMCSA reporting and automatically archives on your storage devices.

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VDO RoadLog™ Internet-Based RoadLog™ Fleet Online Software

VDO RoadLog™ Internet-Based RoadLog™ Fleet Online Software is the choice of larger fleet managers and situations where drivers are on the road for long periods and return to your main location infrequently. This Internet-based software has all the features of the PC-based software, with the addition of cloud-based data storage for automatic archiving of FMCSA data. The affordable monthly Internet fees allows for additional fleet efficiency connectivity for the management of drivers and vehicles.

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How Much Money Can You Expect to Save?

Besides the savings on insurance premiums—as much as 30%--you’ll save time managing and processing paper logs. VDO RoadLog™ can save you almost $300 per month, per truck, for IFTA and HOS report processing.

VDO Roadlog™ is the one solution for complying with FMCSA regulations, improving your CSA score, and saving money in data processing fees. To get your fleet equipped with the most state-of-the-art electronic logging devices available, call us for a no-obligation quote at 559-472-7301.