ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Feb. 12, 2015) — Continental A.G. has released a free VDO RoadLog ELD software update to address the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's decision to suspend temporarily the 34-hour restart rule revision instituted in July 2013.
The software updates are free and automatically available online to registered VDO RoadLog owners.
On Dec. 16, President Barack Obama signed a $1 trillion fiscal 2015 funding bill that included a suspension of the FMCSA's requirement that drivers take off two consecutive rest periods from 1 to 5 a.m. during a 34-hour restart and that they take only one 34-hour restart in any 168-hour period. The suspension is in force until September 2015. Drivers still are required to account for a 30-minute break during their shifts that was instituted by the July 2013 hours-of-service regulations.
A final ruling on the status of the 34-hour restart revision is still being debated. When the final determination is made, Conti said it will again provide free software updates, if required, to accommodate the final rules.
VDO RoadLog is a log automation and stand-alone ELD providing a user friendly, plug and play solution for compliance reporting, according to Continental. RoadLog combines GPS data with input from the vehicle to create a digital log that the driver can either download or print out as needed.
The portfolio offers online and mobile connectivity for both fleets and owner operators aimed at improving operational efficiency for drivers and fleet managers.
For more information, visit the RoadLog website.