VDO RoadLog ELD software updated to restart rule revision

VDO RoadLog ELD software updated to restart rule revision

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket will release a free VDO RoadLog ELD software update to address the FMCSA’s decision to temporarily suspend the 34-hour restart rule revision instituted in July 2013. The update will be available Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The software updates are free and automatically available online to registered VDO RoadLog owners.

On Dec. 16, 2014, President Obama signed a $1 trillion fiscal 2015 funding bill that included a suspension of the FMCSA’s 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 Sept. 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.

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