The Continental VDO RoadLog electronic onboard recorder includes an integrated printer that allows the driver to print daily and weekly hours-of-duty status records that mimic a paper log. A USB “driver key” enables easy digital data handoff to a compliance manager.
The device warns drivers if they are approaching hours-of-service limits with a visible and audible signal. In addition to hours-of-service recording, the RoadLog will provide information on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports and International Fuel Tax Agreement and International Registration Plan status.
The RoadLog EOBR requires no monthly fees or additional hardware. The device is Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-compliant, and the software can be upgraded if federal regulations change. Future RoadLog options include wireless download via cellular networks and an online system with Web-based services. The product initially will be available through dealer networks.