A stand-alone electronic logging device that was the only one designed to print paper versions of e-logs has been discontinued.
In an announcement on its website, Continental said the RoadLog ELD product line has been discontinued as of May 1, “due to unforeseen market conditions and the dynamic requirements of the ELD business.
Continental said it would continue to provide existing RoadLog customers access to the RoadLog Office services and technical support until Aug. 14, 2020. “During such time, we will also work to assist customers in their transition to an alternate ELD and fleet management system”
Continental said it is collaborating with KeepTruckin to provide a special promotional offer to existing RoadLog customers. Any RoadLog user who wishes to move their logging service to KeepTruckin will be fully supported.
In the coming months, Continental will provide detailed instructions that will allow users to download their user data from their RoadLog online accounts for compliance purposes. More information will be provided at www.vdoroadlog.com.
Introduced by Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket in 2012 as an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) before the ELD mandate, the VDO RoadLog promised to track driver logs and other information in an “affordable” device at $499, featuring an integrated printer and USB data transfer, with no monthly fees. This was at a time when most e-logs were part of more expensive in-cab computer systems from companies such as Omnitracs.
In August 2018, Continental announced a price reduction for its VDO RoadLog ELD and ELD Plus electronic logging devices to be more price competitive with bring-your-own-device solutions, which allowed for ELD software to be installed on an existing smartphone or tablet.