VDO RoadLog

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NOTE: The VDO RoadLog provides ELD functionality with no data connection or monthly costs. Continental also offers the VDO RoadLog Plus, which provides the same ELD capabilities, plus a cellular data connection to support GPS tracking and communication with the home office.

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Description & Key Features (provided by VDO)

VDO RoadLog™ ELD from Continental is one of the few FMCSA registered ELDs that is available with no monthly fees. It can transfer log data by wireless, USB transfer, or an instant paper log from the built-in thermal printer. RoadLog ELD works with the compliance reporting and fleet management tool that Continental calls VDO RoadLog™ Office. It is also available with no monthly fees.

RoadLog users can choose to spread the cost of their RoadLog system out over 36 months with the FlexPay program. After 36 months, the user owns the ELD. More information is available at: www.vdoroadlog.com/flexpay

RoadLog ELD provides automatic recording for IRP, IFTA miles-per-state, and electronic logbook compliance for US, Canada, Alaska, and Oilfield regulations. Drivers can record pre- and post-trip inspections (DVIR) onscreen and the reports then become part of the log.

On-duty, Driving, Sleeper Berth, and Off-Duty status are tracked automatically, based on vehicle movement, and automatic warnings are provided as the driver is approaching HOS limits. Data- recording capabilities include driver log, vehicle events, vehicle tracking, trailer assignments, shipment documents, total odometer, refueling, vehicle speed, and idling analysis. The VDO RoadLog™ Office online tool helps automate compliance reporting and record keeping, and it provides the ability to map vehicle’s travel.

Data access is protected by password and RoadLog USB Keys, and a digital signature ensures authenticity/integrity of all data. No data is shared except data required by FMCSA compliance regulations.

Continental guarantees that RoadLog provides 100% ELD mandate compliance, and the company offers free software updates to maintain compliance as FMCSA regulations change. RoadLog ELD is FMCSA registered and has passed the FMCSA data transfer test.

More information is available at: www.vdoroadlog.com

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Type: Dedicated

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Price per unit

Up-front cost: 800

Monthly cost: 0

3-year Total Cost: 800

General

Transmits logs to DOT via: Local (USB / Bluetooth)

Vendor: Continental

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    Joseph February 23, 2018 at 4:21 pm
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    Best ELD available, works perfectly!

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    Dave Johnston March 1, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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    Highly accurate! Lots of useful extras! I highly recommend!

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    Mark J. Barnes March 2, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Excellent set up . But take a note , there is two different set ups . They in fact have one with no monthly fee , and thats the one we are using . IT IS NOT CONNECTED TO ANY NETWORK OR SATELLITE OR ANYTHING! Thats the best part . You need to use a usb drive to transfer the data . But you dont have to transfer data to your computer . It could stay on the usb drive . You put it in your pocket and your secret is safe . Unlike the other guys that will sell your soul to a highest bidder , or get hacked or who knows . That is really the best part of roadlog . As for set up it was relatively easy , and the use of the device is very easy . This is the best for owner op or small fleet hands down . Your are in full control.

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      Getten April 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Great points. How secure is the system against hacking?

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    Steve K. Maggers March 12, 2018 at 11:03 am
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    I had many issues using an ELD app. Product was not working and lost my phone. I changed a month ago to Roadlog. No monthly fee is great. The display with the printer is very handy. Very happy with the product.

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    Ksmstarr March 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Is there any gps function

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      RoadLog March 14, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Great Question. RoadLog uses GPS to report locations for HOS and IFTA/IRP reporting. RoadLog also has optional advanced and premium telematics features where this GPS information is used. RoadLog currently does not offer navigation. For more information, please visit: http://www.vdoroadlog.com

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    Fry Fan March 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    I was stop for road side at SR 2 Erie County Motor Enforcement officer said she never Seen VDO is it Fmcsa approved I said oh yeah ,then she was wondering if it was legal To have it mounted,she went on about that Then she said how do I see your logs I said I’ll print them she said oh do you have a printer in your bunk I said no the VDO has A printer she thought that was neat,so after All that no Violations and was free to go But was going to check on the mounting Part but since the Veo has a printer it’s all good !!!! That was Thursday 3-15-18.Then In Net York State got stop on 3-16-18 The Enforcement officer said wow never seen ELD like that he said how do I see your hours I said I’ll print them he said wow it has printer I said yes ,Then I said the officer Yesterday in Ohio said the same thing he said you was stop yesterday I said yes then he said do you have your vehicle report I said yes when he looked and said know violations yesterday I won’t hold you up and let me go abort the VDO printer and was on my way!!!! Road Log VDO did it’s Job!!!👍👍 TOM Sauer at VDO is very Helpful 👍👍👍.

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    Kenny Dean March 24, 2018 at 9:25 am
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    I am a driver for Luttrell Trucking and were having difficulty making the transition over to ELDs. We chose the VDO Roadlog system and had some problems getting used to it at first.Thanks to David Wood who came to our office and got us on the right track. He was very helpful,and answered all of our questions. Thanks VDO for making an easy to use ELD,and thanks to David for your continued support!

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    Peter March 26, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Product is not user-friendly and some units lack personal conveyance. Printer uses a proprietary roll size unless you want to split and reroll a standard roll.

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      Common Sense March 29, 2018 at 7:37 am

      You get 2 rolls=50 ft of paper for $10. Do you really have time to re-roll ?

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        Jack April 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

        The printer will print out a little bit of paper each time you fuel up and enter it into the device – there is no way to stop it. You can hit ‘abort’ but a small amount still prints. This creates wasted paper and it is expensive to purchase.

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    Tim April 1, 2018 at 9:55 am
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    Only had 1 problem so far my driver key went bad if that happens you can use the fleet key til they send you a new one (that works for me I am a 1 truck company) but technical support has been very helpful I deal with Adam and Leo they have been great.

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    Lana April 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm
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    We had a problem in that the initial setting our unit came with was outdated, but Leo in tech was a huge help diagnosing the problem and then updated our fleet key with the correct firmware. Thank you Leo!

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    Jackie and Gerald Engebretson April 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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    We started using VDO Roadlog in December 2017, we are a team, so we had a little bit of a learning curve at first. Remember to switch to co-driver and put you as “active driver” make sure the other person is in the “sleeper berth” before driving. Also make sure you wait a couple of minutes before you start driving when doing the “30 minute break” or the “10 hour reset”.

    Another problem we had is Google Chrome – we had to empty the cookies or the website would not show the “Compliance page (Driver Daily Log)” after sitting at the scale and working with tech support for an 1 1/12 hrs we figured Google Chrome was the the steering dash so it’s easy to read and notice any issues that may come up.

    DOT was willing to read the VDO Roadlog screen but still wanted 8 blank pages of logs. This is mandatory! with FMCS.

    Double tap on sceen and the VDO Roadlog will go into night mode.

    Everytime we called VDO Roadlog the support people were really patient and helpful.
    There was someone there to help us on Christmas Day as we were on a load and had problems.
    When they say 24/7 they mean it!

    The unit we placed by the lower part of dash to the right of steering wheel. Easy to read and out of the way from entering and exiting truck.

    One major reason we brought this unit is there is NO monthly fees unless you want to upgrade to more tracking for larger companies.

    We also print out our logs so we have a record for Per Diem “proof of days on the road”, for taxes.

    5 STARS for VDO Roadlog customer support.

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      Getten April 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      When using Chrome go into incognito mode. That will fix your issues with cookies, etc.

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    Craig P April 2, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    Leo in the tech department was very helpful and great to work with, resolved our issues in a timely manner

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    Jack April 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    We have a small fleet and thought that the VDO Roadlog would be the perfect solution for compliance with the ELD Mandate. We were thrilled about the lack of a monthly fee, in spite of a large up-front cost. We installed them and the trouble began almost right from day one. It took nearly two days in the beginning to hear back from tech support when we submitted questions or left phone messages. The customer service/tech support is still not great and the techs provide conflicting information. The back office system is not good either: it is super slow, driver edits are not easily made, and you cannot read the GPS stamp in its entirety. This device is not driver friendly at all and I would strongly suggest that no one purchase this ELD. At times, the device doesn’t work properly which caused a violation to appear in the system – when we brought it to VDO’s attention they confirmed the error but couldn’t remove the violation from our records. Each time you fuel up, the device tries to print a record of it and the only way to stop it is to press ‘Abort’ but it prints a little bit each time which wastes paper – the paper is really expensive. The sync function of the key has a lot of troubles and often the sync fails – even after tech support provided a fix, the sync continued to fail. When they send out updates to either the ELD or the back office portal, they don’t alert you to what will change. The videos and literature available online are not helpful in using the product. They are more geared towards the sales aspect of the device and do not provide a lot of information for internal back office or driver use. We purchased new devices. Don’t spend the large amount of up-front cash needed to install these devices. Save yourself and go with a better reviewed option. No matter what you think, it is gathering GPS information and gathers the same information whether you pay a monthly fee or not.

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    TERRY April 4, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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    Leo was a great help getting our ELD back up and working accurately! He is so patient and knowledgeable. Our drivers have commented that the ELDs are relatively user friendly and don’t mind using them now.

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    Mamie April 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm
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    I am VERY happy with our VDO Roadlog. The initial information provided for electronic logging was very beneficial; therefore using the device was simple from the beginning. The nice part of owning the devices in having the well trained Continental Team available to help at all hours. Leo is the greatest.
    He is very knowledgeable and his patience is awesome. I’m very glad that we chose to go with VDO Roadlog.

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      John April 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      As someone who has used these ELDs and also read the many reviews for both this platform and the VDO Plus, it seems as though sales people are writing reviews to make the product look better. There are no training materials to support the device. As someone who is tech savvy, the device is not easy to use…let alone our drivers who were not so tech savvy. Your review is misleading, if not a flat out erroneous statement.

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        RoadLog April 24, 2018 at 10:42 am

        John, We’re sorry you and your drivers have had trouble with the VDO RoadLog system. We’re committed to educating all of our users and making sure they fully understand their ELD. We feature U.S.-based, live support that can be reached by at any time – 855-ROADLOG (855-762-3564). Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions or issues you’re experiencing. Thank you!

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        Jolene April 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

        @ John, I agree with you and Jack. I don’t know where all the positive reviews are coming from, but our experience with this device very closely reflects your and Jack’s review. Everything you said here is dead on. This has been our experience and we are just at our wits end.

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    Chris April 9, 2018 at 8:12 am
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    We have been attempting to use a buletooth internet capable device to “simplify” my job and comply with the Electronic Log mandate.
    I will tell you that the RoadLog solution is so much easier and less expensive.
    Removing many of the variables from the process has made a huge difference.
    We are no longer dependent on Bluetooth or the ability to have a cell signal to have our drivers report.
    The in-cab RoadLog solution has already saved us on so many levels.
    We have a small fleet and the other products were killing us with cost.
    We finished the first RoadLog VDO install and we are already saving money.
    Less install, less set-up, less training, LESS MONEY!
    Sales and Tech support went way above and beyond to aid in our success.
    I regret the previous investment and wish I had made the RoadLog VDO choice much sooner.

    Thank you all.

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    gloria April 23, 2018 at 7:01 pm
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    I was having trouble setting up the vdo and I called roadlog and I talked to a nice guy his name was leo and he helped me a lot and I would tell anybody I see how he was thanks leo

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    Anonymous April 24, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Thom,

    You are amazing! Thank you for taking time to help me and your sage advice. I was completely unprepared to handle VDO, however your dedication, expert advice and willingness to deal with an imbecile like me was exceptional. You are kind, considerate and friendly. If you’re ever in Boise, ID, I’ll hire you in a second.

    Thanks for your help!
    Larry Johnson

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    Laurie Wetterau April 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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    I was disappointed after purchasing the VDO Roadlog with the sales persons knowlegdge of the unit UNTIL I called the technical support line and reached Thom Sauer. He is an asset to this company like no other and has changed my mind 100%. He got us up and running in no time with no stress. I have had to contact him several times for questions and he always gets back to me with the answers promptly if and when he can’t answer it immediately. He is professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I recommend VDO Roadlog for your eld needs.

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    Freedomnomore April 28, 2018 at 11:05 pm
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    Not driver friendly, Very sensitive to moment in the yard. Time consuming for corrections on editing, Most importantly” no Elog Is in dot compliance per Ooida!”

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    Keith Schmadeke May 4, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    this has been a learning experience, however after using the road log for 2 weeks i am catching on. Leo in technical support has been a life saver. he is very knowledgeable and helpful. i believe that this device is of good quality and will serve me well.. I am sure I will need help again in the future and its good to know i have Leo’s number.

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    KC May 8, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    This unit is terrible. It is not user friendly at all. Other than William tier 2 tech support I don’t have a positive thing to say about the VDO road log. Tech support does not keep a call log so I have to go over the problem every time I call, the same problem. I’ve heard “its a glitch” more times than I can count, with no resolutions to the problems. Tech support works 8-5 EST, no after hours support. I would not recommend VDO road log to my worst enemy.

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    SCFlatbed May 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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    We are a small 2 truck 2 driver operation and we are very happy that we chose to go with VDO ROADLOG over omnitracs. The omnitracs reps tried telling us that there is no way VDO is monthly fee free AND in compliance, which was clearly not true. Setup took 30 minutes, printer function is awesome, everything is great. 860.00 one time on a cc and you are done. For owner operators its perfect. Tried the ELD50 and it was a complete waste of money and time. Omnitracs is for big fleets. Dont know about any others.

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    TMT May 31, 2018 at 3:25 pm
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    Owner Operator & purchased VDO. Usually questions are answered with one call to tech support.
    No major problems with unit, other than driver key went bad in 2 months. But VDO sent a new key at no charge. For the person who isn’t fond of computers & smart phones, this unit works for them. Just wish VDO had a more detailed manual for the “non computer” type drivers.

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    BRANI BOZIC June 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm
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    TECH SUPPORT OPERATOR LEO TRINIDAD IS THE MOST HELPFUL PERSON EVER. LEARNED A LOT FROM HIM. HELPING ME A LOT ON DAILY BASIS WITH ALL THE DETAILS ABUT HOW IT ALL WORKS. THANK YOU SO MUCH LEO.

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    Franzen Trucking July 16, 2018 at 8:51 am
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    Worked with 2 different people at Tier 2 and found Leo to be the most knowledgeable person to deal with when it came to hooking our last 2 units up. I spent hours with the other person and was not getting any closer to solving the problem with sinking the fleet key to the unit until I talked to Leo. First thing he asked was what version was the unit and he knew what he had to do. He is a fantastic individual to work with. Hope he stays for a long time.

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