Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket now offers the VDO RoadLog, an electronic log device (ELD) that’s compatible with mechanical-ignition vehicles and those that pre-date diagnostic ports, as well as trucks with the newer 9- or 6-pin diagnostic ports. The ability to customize the wiring configuration allows this ELD to be used on both old and new trucks.
The VDO RoadLog is compatible with both late-model trucks as well as those that pre-date the J1708 and J1939 can bus. These broader options allow drivers of older vehicles to be ready for the implementation of ELD regulations in 2015. VDO RoadLog also allows fleets to use one electronic log system for both older trucks and those with current technology.
In addition to offering options in wiring compatibility, it features a flexible software design that can be updated as HOS and electronic log regulations continue to evolve, ensuring that fleets are always in compliance with the most up-to-date regulations.
RoadLog is also said to be the only electronic logging device on the market with a self-contained, on-board thermal printer that can automatically produce a paper log to help drivers get through inspection stops quickly.
VDO RoadLog is one of the first stand-alone ELDs offered in North America, said to be an affordable plug-and-play tool that 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 VDO RoadLog portfolio now offers online and mobile connectivity for both fleets and owner operators that promise to make the workload easier, says Continental.