OTA Dispatch Issue 1, 2019

28 Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc. Oregon Truck Dispatch TECHNICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AOBRDS AND ELDS Let’s first compare the key technical differences and requirements of AOBRDs and ELDs and consider what these mean for you. AOBRD Requirement ELD Requirement Key Consideration When Making the Transition ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS No standard format or transfer requirements Safety officials can request PDF of driver logs to be sent to their email addresses Must be able to transfer the ELD data via either Telematics (Web services and email) or Local (USB and Bluetooth) methods As backup options, if the transfer is not available, the ELD must present the standardized driver’s log info to the safety officials by either Display (reasonably viewed without entering the vehicle) or Printout Has your device been upgraded to be able to transfer output file data via Telematics or Local options? Can the device support a backup option of displaying outside the vehicle (and can the cord reach?) or printing out your driver’s records? How important is it to your operations that the device is connected to the cab? Are you comfortable with safety officials handling drivers’ personal devices? AUTOMATED DRIVING STATUS Not required to record driving status automatically Speed threshold for automatically recording Driving status are set by vendors Must automatically record driving status once the vehicle reaches 5mph unless the driver selects a special driving category of Yard Move or Personal Conveyance Does your AOBRD have the ability to pick up speeds as low as 5mph? Some wait until the vehicle has reached 12mph, which is not compliant with the ELD mandate. EDITING DRIVER’S RECORDS Carriers may edit driver’s AOBRD records without approval from the driver Driver must be able to review, edit and annotate the driver’s ELD record All edits by driver or carrier must have an annotation explaining the reason Carriers may suggest edits on submitted driver’s logs, but the driver must accept or reject the proposed edits and recertify If your company has been used to correcting driver’s logs with AOBRDs, then this may come as an adjustment. What training do you need to do? SPECIAL DRIVING CATEGORIES Not required Some AOBRDs provide Yard Move and Personal Conveyance statuses but record same information as Driving The carrier controls the permission on the support system to enable a driver to use Yard Move or Personal Conveyance statuses Driver must select and deselect the Yard Move or Personal Conveyance and annotate the reason Have you worked through scenarios where the special categories can be used with your drivers? Do your company policies and driver training capture expectations? IF YOU’RE STILL using AOBRDs in your fleet, the countdown is on. By December 2019, your fleet must completely transition from AOBRDs to ELDs. It is not a matter of “if ” but “when” you will need to make the switch to ELDs. The FMCSA has been clear that the deadline won’t be changing, and CVSA is prepping for an uptick in inspections Planning Your Move From AOBRDs to ELDs By Soona Lee, Director of Regulatory Compliance, EROAD 8 Key Considerations and 6 Critical Questions