In this video, let's take a look at the changes from an AOBRD to an ELD from the driver's perspective.To begin, launch the hours of service application on your phone or tablet. Then enter your username, password, and then select "Login". There are only a few major changes as it relates to the AOBRD to ELD transition.
Let's go ahead and take a look at those changes now. To begin, let's look at "My Logs". Let's go ahead and look at Friday. If I want to make changes to my log, I simply click on the graph. Once inside, I'm able to edit my duty statuses by selecting the edit button on the right-hand side.
Let's go ahead and scroll down to this driving event. If I try to hit edit, you'll notice that I'm unable to make a change. At this point, my only option is to make a note. The reason for this is because of the change in the law. Once the ELD law takes full effect and AOBRDs no longer exist, anytime that a vehicle moves over five miles an hour, that will be considered a Driving status unless another status is chosen.
In this scenario, let's assume that I forgot to choose Yard Moves before moving my vehicle. Since this is an automatic transition, I'm unable to make that duty status change and I'm only able to leave a note regarding this move. Now that I've made my note and hit "OK", you'll see that it shows up here on the driving line for this duty status.
And to reiterate, now that I'm in ELD mode, I don't have the option to change this event. Now for comparison, let's take a look at a duty status that I can change. Hit the edit button and then select the duty status that you wish to change it to. You can also select the times or grab the sliders at the top and change the time there.
Let's go ahead and move out of our logs and look at another change to the ELD. The next change is in "Roadside Inspection". Let's go ahead and select the "Roadside Inspection" button. You'll notice at the top that the regulation mode is ELD. If I was still running an AOBRD, it would be noted here.
The first button is the "Start Review" button, which is present in both an AOBRD and an ELD. The "Email Logs" section is also present in both. The new button is the "Data Transfer" here in the middle of the screen. Let's go ahead and select it and see what our options are.
Once you select the data transfer option, you'll have to choose which vehicle you wish to transfer. After selecting the vehicle or multiple vehicles, hit "Proceed". The next screen shows you the method options for the data transfer. For this scenario, let's choose "Web Services". Once you choose "Web Services", you'll be prompted to enter a comment.
Because we chose FMCSA "Web Services", the comment that you enter here will actually be a code given to you by law enforcement. It is very important that the information you enter here is received from law enforcement and is valid. Make sure that is the case before hitting "OK". Now that the data has been transferred, let's go ahead and get out of "Roadside Inspection" mode and go back to the home screen.
Keep in mind that we do password protect roadside inspections, so that law enforcement only has access to the information that is required. Finally, it's important to note that no other changes will happen to the application itself. The buttons that you're used to hitting will stay in the same place and the duty status changes will also remain the same.
The only other exception is another automatic transition. This occurs when a vehicle stops moving for more than five minutes. By law, when this happens, the system is required to prompt the driver to go to On-Duty Not Driving. After an additional minute of no response, the system automatically places the driver in On-Duty Not Driving.
If you wish to make a change to a different status other than the On-Duty Not Driving which is required, simply choose Off-Duty or Sleeper.