E-LOGS

We utilize the eFleetSuite Electronic Driver Logs application. This software has been used for over 20 years across thousands of fleets and hundreds of thousands of vehicles.  

eFleetSuite’s Driver Logs application is an easy-to-use, full-featured application specifically designed for quick adoption by fleets and telematics service providers. At Southeastern Freight Lines the eFleetSuite Driver Logs application has been custom integrated and deployed fleet-wide, processing over 30,000 driver logs monthly.

Application Overview

The end to end Electronic Driver Logs application meets and exceeds all FMCSA 395.15 regulations for Hours of Service compliance. It captures all required information for the driver’s log and automatically calculates driver’s time remaining based on various daily and weekly limits. Comprehensive back-office reporting allows fleet personnel to make proactive decisions to avoid HOS violations and focus on resource optimization.

THE ISE DRIVER LOGS APPLICATION IS COMPRISED OF THREE MAJOR COMPONENTS:

  • Driver Interface: Resides in the vehicle on an Android display. In-vehicle hardware is connected to the vehicle data bus via J-Bus or OBD-II.

  • Communications Channel: Exchanges information between the vehicle and web application.

  • Web Interface: Reporting allows access to driver logs, violations, driver time, mileage summaries, driver availability amongst others

Driver Interface

The Driver Logs driver interface automates the creation and retention of records of duty status for single and team drivers. Drivers select a current status of On Duty, Off Duty or Sleeper Berth, add trailers and shipments, and indicate when they are behind the wheel. When vehicle motion is detected, a Driving status is automatically recorded for the active driver. GPS is used to capture location and the odometer is recorded for automatic computation of total miles driven. A comprehensive log view shows the current and previous day’s logs for driver review and roadside inspection.

  • Hours of Service records are automatically captured eliminating manual entries. Full support for co-drivers.
  • Automated calculations keep drivers informed of driving availability which assists in time management.
  • Visual and audible warnings help keep drivers compliant In-vehicle log history ensures clean roadside inspections.

Web Interface

The web application allows authorized users to review and edit driver logs and run reports from any computer using a web browser. A clean, intuitive report interface allows users to group, filter and sort results to find the information most critical to them. Conflict detection automatically warns of incomplete or inconsistent logs and conflict management tools are provided to resolve discrepancies. All changes to driver’s record of duty status are marked and tracked per regulation. Electronic logs are retained for six months and then automatically purged.

  • Driver logs are easily viewed, edited and printed. Original records are retained for auditing purposes.
  • Real-time driver availability assists fleets in resource allocation and load planning.
  • Reporting allows access to driver logs, violations, driver time, mileage summaries, driver availability amongst others.
  • Automated back-office record retention reduces clerical time.

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  1. This screen displays the Hours of Service information for the driver name displayed on the top of the screen. 
     

  2. The Available Drive Time dial shows the available drive time for this Driver based upon the Hours of Service Rules.
     

  3. By clicking the down arrow, total hours available in each of the major Hours of Service rules is displayed.
     

  4. Team drivers are identified by tiles. Selecting the tiles switches between the drivers. 
     

  5. The active driver is identified under Current Status with a 'ON(D)' designation.


Viewing Driver Logs

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  1. Tap the 'Logs' button on the Driver Overview screen to view the Driver's Logs. 
     

  2. The Driver's Logs are displayed in a grid view. The name of the Driver and date is displayed on the top of the display. All duty status changes that have occurred during the day are displayed within the grid. 
     

  3. To view the previous day or next day, tap on the left or right arrows. 
     

  4. To view the details of the duty status changes tap on the 'Log' button. 
     

  5. The 'Log Events' on the left side provides a chronological view of the driver's log events. Swipe up or down to scroll through the content. 
     

  6. The 'Log Details' on the right side provides details regarding vehicles, trailers, shipment, co-drivers, and miles driven. Swipe up or down to scroll through the content. 
     

  7. To access the motor carrier information tap the 'Office' button. 
     

  8. The office information includes the name of the carrier, address and driver home terminal.