EOBR electronic logging
Inside you’ll find:
+ Checklist for compliance
+ Benefits of electronic logging
+ FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
+ Important regulation dates
+ DSi eLog Manager - How it works
+ Our integrations: The Big Picture
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Must-haves for DOT compliance
When evaluating solutions, make sure you fully understand how
the vendor addresses these requirements outlined in FMCSA
Connects to the vehicle’s ECM– An integrally synchronized device is
required to pull travel mileage and other engine data since GPS
positioning alone is not accurate enough
Allows officers to inspect logs – Drivers need to be able to show the
last 7 days of logs, just as if they had it on paper
Drivers cannot update while vehicle is in motion – To ensure safe driving
behavior, the device should lock-out when it detects movement
Alert Driver of device failure – Regardless of the severity of the
malfunction, the driver has to be notified by the device so that they
can continue logging on paper, if needed.
Must identify edited data – Original records of the driver’s hours of
service cannot be altered and if changes are made, they must be
Record each driver separately – In the case of multi driver or shared
device scenarios, each driver must be able to record their hours
For regulation text, please visit: http://bit.ly/39515fmcsa
Look on the Bright Side!
Benefits for Drivers
Less time doing paperwork – Automatic movement detection will change
the driver status from On-Duty to Driving and vice versa. Just log in at
the start of the day, go On-Duty and start driving. Locations and times
are automatically time stamped during status changes.
Find more time in the day – Paper logs are usually rounded to the nearest
15 minutes. Mobile devices log to the minute and those minutes can
add up in a week!
Know when to start and stop – Countdown timers and alerts let drivers
know how much time is left in their status so they have time to prepare
to stop or start their day.
Access logs from any browser – Drivers can review their logs, even if
they’re not in the truck cab.
Benefits for Dispatchers and Managers
Select the right driver for the job – Before assigning a driver to a job,
check out their remaining on-duty and driving time for the day or week.
Secure access from any browser – Log into the web portal to view current
statuses and review driver log history
Easily prepare reports for audits – Pull up records by date range, driver or
fleet on-demand, eliminating filing and paperwork.
Avoid HOS violations – Be notified of excessive hours violations before
and when they occur
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I be required to use electronic logs?
It is not mandated for fleets to have electronic logs, but
the regulation is hotly debated. A decision is to be
made in November. If it goes through, the earliest date
for it to be formalized will be January 2014.
Check out the important dates calendar on the back.
How much does it typically cost?
As estimated by the FMCSA, the hardware device can
cost anywhere from $1,500 to $1,700 with monthly
service and airtime fees. To get the most bang for your
buck, the hardware device you invest in should do
more than just electronic logs, like record vehicle
inspections, send and receive load information,
capture signatures, monitor driving behavior and so on.
Will the government be able to see my data
without my permission?
No. Only your company personnel with a username and
password are able to access the information that has
been gathered. During DOT audits, reports can be
generated to display driver log history which shows
time, status and location, but they cannot track your
current movement without your permission.
Frequently Asked Questions
If a driver spends time waiting to be loaded
and is resting, is it considered off-duty?
A driver must be released from all responsibility for the
vehicle and free to pursue personal activities away
from the vehicle in order to be considered ‘off-duty.’
Are Short Haul drivers subject to the new 30
minute break rule?
Effective August 2, 2013, “short haul” drivers are not
subject to the rule which requires the drive to take a 30
minute break after 8 consecutive hours of driving.
Short haul drivers are those who operate within an 100
air mile radius of normal work reporting location or
returns and is released from the work reporting
location within 12 consecutive hours (FMCSA 395.1e(i)
and (ii)) More info: http://bit.ly/30minbrk
AOBRD? EOBR? What’s the difference?
They perform many of the same functions to
automatically log status changes and timestamps.
AOBRD requirements are listed under Section 395.15
while EOBR is still under evaluation. EOBRs will be
more complex in that they will use technology such as
GPS to record geo-position and other information
For more information about HOS regulations and upcoming EOBR
regulations, visit the official FMCSA website: http://bit.ly/hosfmcsa
DSi eLog Manager - Overview
Hardware: MX7 Mobile Data Terminal
This 7” touchscreen device is mounted in the
cab and connected to the antenna to send and
receive signals via cellular and satellite, and to
the truck engine via a J1939 or J1708
connector. On the device, the driver can change
their status, review, edit and approve past logs.
A user with valid credentials can log on to view
the current status with remaining hours in the
day or week. Also, retrieve any past logs using
date range and search filters and export the
results to be used for auditing or payroll.
Already a DSi customer?
Deployment is easy - Devices are updated wirelessly, and drivers and web
users can start using the next day with eLog credentials provided by DSi
New to DSi?
DSi eLog Manager is available as a standalone solution to be used as a
complement to your existing dispatching processes.
To get started and get more information, please
contact your DSi Account Manager (909) 460 - 6404
DSi Integrations - The Big Picture
Our core vision is for our customers to have one single place for all
employees to access company data. When systems are integrated and
centralized, that is where organizations can become most efficient.
By integrating HOS logs with DSi Mobile and Transport Manager, a
dispatcher is able to see the location of the driver on the Map, review
current and upcoming workload, review remaining on-duty and driving
hours, and be able choose the right driver for the job. He can do all this
without jumping in and out of numerous applications.
Other great examples of DSi integrations
Enterprise systems and DSi Transport Manager
Orders created in other enterprise systems can have the data is populated
into Transport Manager so the dispatcher can schedule the move and,
when it is completed, export data back out for accounting and invoicing.
eLogs and GPS mapping
For a full visualization of your fleet, an integrated map is critical. From a
single interface, the dispatcher can see the location of a vehicle and the
hours remaining for the driver to make scheduling more efficient.
Talk with a DSi Account Manager to see how DSi has been improving
data flow and streamlining transportation operations.