Electronic Driver Logs
DriverTech's suite of eLog applications provide a robust, fully-automated electronic HOS system that is
compliant with Part §395.8 and §395.15 regulations as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
A powerful rules-based processing engine operates in real-time and
implements the latest AOBRD (automatic on-board recording device) regulations, including recent safety rule
interpretations and guidance supplied by the DOT. Updates to the rules-based engine can be done over-the-air
anytime changes to federal rules or guidance occur, keeping fleets compliant at all times.
Drivers benefit from a simple touch-screen interface and a set of easy-to-use applications that make staying
compliant with HOS rules an easy task. Driver Managers benefit from real-time access to driver statistics
including available driving and on-duty hours, current geographic location, HOS status, and any active HOS
violations. Safety and Compliance Managers benefit from a set of reports that quickly identify problematic
drivers or unsafe driving habits. Fleets benefit from more efficient driver deployment, enhanced productivity
and increased profitability.
Drivers access and manage their HOS logs through a simple touch-screen interface and a set of easy-to-use
applications that make staying compliant with HOS rules an easy task.
Drivers are prompted whenever changes they make to their eLogs put them in violation of federal regulations,
and audio/visual alerts are employed to prevent driving or on-duty violations. Fleets can also configure the
HOS system to help enforce their own unique pre-trip and post-trip inspection times.
DriverTech's HOS offering also provides tools to help drivers during roadside inspections, including an
intuitive enforcement viewer to display their HOS logs and the ability to email or FAX their logs right from
the cab of their truck.
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|Driver Manager Tools|
Utilizing FleetWatcher™, DriverTech's online fleet management portal, Driver Managers can view their
assigned driver pool in real-time, and quickly determine each driver's available on-duty and driving hours, current
geographic location, HOS status, etc.
Armed with this information, Driver Managers will make better decisions regarding their driver resources, which
benefits the fleet by increasing driver efficiency and tractor/trailer utilization. Driver deployments are
better monitored, which allows the Driver Manager to increase the driver's home time - boosting driver morale
and increasing driver retention.
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|Safety & Compliance Reporting|
Individuals responsible for a fleet's safety and compliance programs will apppreciate the reporting capabilities
of DriverTech's electronic HOS system.
Real-time warnings are sent back to the fleet when a driver is on the road and is 60 minutes away from an HOS
violation. A second warning is sent when a violation is 30 minutes away, and alerts are sent when a driver
goes into HOS violation. These warnings will allow the driver, driver manager and fleet safety and compliance
personnel the time needed to route the driver out of service before a violation occurs.
FleetWatcher provides a suite of reports that help safety and compliance personnel determine active HOS violations,
review each driver's historical violations and to track vehicle movement without a driver being logged in.
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|Regulatory and Litigation Support|
DriverTech helps each fleet meet their data retention requirements under DOT §395.8(k)(1) by storing each driver's
record of duty status electronically for six months.
Individual driver logs can be accessed online using FleetWatcher, and a specific date or range of dates can be
viewed in a web browser or converted into an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) document and downloaded. This feature
is especially useful when undergoing a DOT audit, when rapid access to driver HOS logs is essential.
New litigation discovery laws impose specific and sometimes burdensome duties on fleets when one of their drivers
is involved. DriverTech's HOS system allows fleet management to quickly extract a snapshot of a driver's record
of duty status for a single day, a range of days or for all six months of retained data. The snapshot is created
as a single Acrobat file and can be downloaded or emailed to a list of recipients.
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