VDO RoadLog Offers Electronic Logs for Low Cost, No Monthly Fees

March 2012, - Feature

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LOUISVILLE, KY -- A new electronic onboard recorder promises to track driver logs and other information in an affordable device, featuring an integrated printer and USB data transfer, with no monthly fees.

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, which has 30 years of experience monitoring truck driver hours of service globally, unveiled the VDO RoadLog electronic onboard recorder (EOBR) for the North American commercial vehicle market during the Mid-America Trucking Show.

VDO RoadLog can automatically track the driver's time and provide a warning if allowable limits will be exceeded. The driver's data can be transferred in seconds from a USB (aka thumb drive).
RoadLog features a built-in printer, which provides an instant paper report of daily logbook data at roadside inspection.

VDO RoadLog can also record data for a variety of reports that can help make commercial vehicle operations safer and more efficient, including Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection (DVIR), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plan (IRP).

The VDO RoadLog Fleet Management software provides all the key data needed to manage an unlimited number of drivers and vehicles. Fleet Managers can download drivers' data in seconds from the RoadLog Driver Key USB.

An optional wireless download feature will be available in 2013 to allow data collection via cellular network. For that option, a monthly cellular account will be required.

Permission to access data from the RoadLog EOBR is possible only with the Driver Key or Fleet Key USBs, so drivers and enforcement officials access only data that they need to see. RoadLog data is fully protected and tamper resistant, to ensure data integrity and data privacy. If corrections need to be made by the driver or fleet, the system notes who made the change and when.

VDO RoadLog offers "plug and play" installation, so it can be operational on any heavy-duty rig in a matter of minutes. It is FMCSA compliant and also meets Canadian rules. It's also designed to be easily upgradeable to future U.S. and Canadian EOBR regulations.

The suggested retail price is $499 for the device; the connecting cable to the engine's ECM will vary depending on vehicle and will be an additional charge.


  1. 1. Stel [ June 14, 2017 @ 06:51AM ]

    At this moment I do not recommend to go for it.
    After using it almost 3 weeks. Observing device behaviour. Testing transfer data between device-back office, info on portal, transfer, speed of device reaction on live,etc.
    Any manual input on device screen it is taking 5-15 sec to react. Slow processor .
    I have concluded that it is somehow over-engineered, not quite friendly user.
    The sad part it is that they DO NOT want to accept returns.
    So. If you plan to spend 700-800$ , and concluding that it is not the right option for you. Feel free to buy it.

  2. 2. Stelian Campian [ July 30, 2017 @ 04:10PM ]

    DO NOT Recomend this product.
    It is slow in reactions and inputs. The whole interface and promptings looks and behave like 2000 devices.The telematics for this device are almost zero.
    Data transfer between device, computer, central sistem, and back it is a real adventure and time consuming.In case you do not grant acces to your driver to CONECT to central system.To correct on the spot legally permitted corrections, then you are f*****.
    The location it is enabling the closest preloaded VDO locations with accuracy of 3 feets. But in case if you are in big lot. You can see reported to different zipcodes locations. Yet you are in the same spot.becouse it assigning location based on VDO data and not real data.
    It also lacking in all positibile legal options. 60/7 or 70/8 rule. You have just one rule. Split sleeper birth, yard move, safe haven rule, etc.
    If you gave a lot of activity in 7-8 days. The printer it is a joke. You will early go through 1-2 paper rolls for one inspection. The DVIR it is a TOTALY nightmare to edit if you have missed to manually input in the device . And soo many more reasons not to buy it.
    In case you are not satifaied withs service or device. Surprise !!! You can NOT return it!!!
    So basically you just trou away 750$.
    Do not be in the same situation like me .
    The Continental Corp looks like it is not standing behind this product as another ELD providers do.
    NO I TOTALY do not Recomand this PRODUCTS.


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