VDO RoadLog, iGlobal update devices with restart changes

VDO Roadlog and iGlobal have both announced they have completed necessary updates to their devices to comply with the recent changes to the 34-hour restart rules.

Users of VDO Roadlog ELD, from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, will receive free software updates beginning Monday, Jan. 26. The updates are automatically available online to registered VDO RoadLog owners, the company said.

The restart rules changed when Congress approved a 2015 federal funding bill. The bill suspended the controversial FMCSA requirement that drivers take off two consecutive periods of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. during a 34-hour restart and that they take only one 34-hour restart in any 168-hour period. The suspension is in force until September of 2015. Drivers still are required to account for a 30-minute break during their shifts that was instituted by the July 2013 hours-of-service regulations.

A final ruling on the status of the 34-hour restart revision is still being debated. When the final determination is made, Continental will again provide free software updates, if required, to accommodate the final rules.

iGlobal will schedule remote, wireless updates to customers of its Elog application over their Journey and Edge Mobil Data terminals, said company president Eric Bauer.

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