Omnitracs, ERoad partner to address inconsistencies in commercial vehicle inspections

Omnitracs, ERoad partner to address inconsistencies in commercial vehicle inspections

Omnitracs and ERoad, a transportation technology services company, have announced the completion of a newly updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

Omnitracs, in partnership with ERoad, identified a need to revamp the current Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices that was penned in 2017, concurrent with the implementation of the ELD Mandate. Inspection Bulletins are used by law enforcement to ensure consistency during inspections and determining regulatory violations, so the companies say this update by will alleviate common pain points around enforcement actions for both drivers and law enforcement officials.

The companies say the standardized data files from ELDs are transferred and decoded in the FMCSA’s eRODS system, and the format in which eRODS data is displayed has been difficult for law enforcement to interpret. Data displayed in eRODS sometimes produces issues and presents different results than on the ELD, which appear to be citable offenses. For example, when there are co-drivers or multiple drivers switching vehicles without powering off the vehicle, shipping documents or trailer numbers may not be captured on eRODS due to missing power-cycle events.

When improperly deciphered, the eRODS may display ELD data in a way that leads to invalid violations, longer inspections and stress for drivers and fleet managers, the companies say. The updated bulletin contains added clarification around the proper approach to interpreting data on eRODS, as well as recommendations for alternative methods for verifying mandatory data elements. The collaboration also provided more transparency around specific errors that may occur, for instance when reviewing odometer jumps, missing vehicle identification numbers, and miles driven, in addition to clarifying ELD exemptions as part of this effort, the companies say.

“There are cases where – for no fault of the driver, carrier or the inspector – the ELD data transferred to eRODS does not show the complete picture,” said Soona Lee, director of regulatory compliance at ERoad. “In supporting our drivers and customers with inspection DataQs, we’ve been able to identify the most common technical limitations an inspector may find with ELD data transferred to eRODS and provide guidance through this refreshed inspection bulletin.”

You May Also Like

Scania speeds up autonomous transport pilot program

Equipped with Plus, Scania has been testing its trucks in Sweden since 2021 — now it plans to expand operations throughout Europe, this year.

SCANIA-Logo-vector

Scania is expanding development of autonomous hub-to-hub transport solutions, with the launch of an Autonomous Commercial Pilot Program. As part of Traton Group, Scania will also be involved in a new partnership with U.S.-based Plus, which will integrate its Level 4, fully autonomous SuperDrive technology stack into Scania and Traton Group vehicles. The company says the Scania Autonomous Commercial Pilot Program is part of an increased focus on establishing customer-driven testing to demonstrate hub-to-hub technology, and creating scalable operational concepts that deliver real value in customers’ operations.  

IRS clarifies: RNG cleaning and conditioning equipment eligible for tax credit

RNG Coalition notes a correction to an investment tax credit proposal regarding RNG cleaning and conditioning equipment.

RNG-Coalition-logo-ITC-technical-correction
Stellantis and UFOFleet form partnership

Stellantis says it chose UFOFleet for its proven customer experience, flexible technology and deployments with leading global brands.

UFO-Fleet-Stellantis
SKF helps Maverick Transportation keep wheels attached

Having a wheel fly off while driving can be catastrophic, and SKF says TraX and Road Ready help catch issues early.

SKF-Road-Ready-TraX-wheel-telematics-Maverick-Transportation
FieldRoutes announces ServiceTitan Fleet Pro integration

The company says this integration helps customers to eliminate side jobs, prevent unsafe driving, maximize billable hours and more.

service-maintenance-data-generic-1400

Other Posts

MEMA responds to finalized EPA Phase 3 standards

MEMA and its members welcome the EPA’s final rule for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles.

Mema-the-vehicle-suppliers-association-epa-phase-3-emissions-heavy-duty
Bestpass announces new integration with Geotab

Geotab customers using Bestpass can now access new toll activity data and reporting features through a single interface

Bestpass-Geotab-integration
Decisiv adds SRM Sentinel Managed Care to TICO Edge

According to Decisiv, the new addition to the service management platform lets customers to proactively meet service needs and improve uptime.

Decisiv-TICO-TMC-2024-Dick-Hyatt
Noregon announces ZF tractor, trailer telematics collaboration

The two companies demonstrated an early version of the paired telematics collaboration at the TMC 2024 Annual Meeting.

Noregon-TMC-ZF-partnership-telematics