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As of June 2021, Rollingtrans has 2 ELD devices, RTOA47 being the first-generation device and RTPS47 being the second-generation device.
If you have the first-generation device, it can be paired with the first-generation software “Rollingtrans” on either IOS or Android. However, if you are running, or want to run, the second-generation “RT ELD PLUS” software on IOS, you will need to use the second-generation device. Android supports pairing between the second-generation software and first-generation device.
As of June 2021, Rollingtrans currently has two software. Rollingtrans being the first-generation program, and RT ELD PLUS being the second-generation.
No, because each company has their own back-end system, the device cannot be used by multiple companies at the same time.
Due to the accelerated expansions of server capacity and high volume of customer orders, the first-generation Rollingtrans’ Bluetooth connection was taking too long. Under careful consideration of long-term development goals and client convenience, RT ELD PLUS was made to be the upgraded version of Rollingtrans and significantly improves the problem of Bluetooth connectivity issues and unstable connections.
If the ELD is being managed or operated under the same company, the ELD device can be installed in any vehicle. However, it cannot be used by a different company.
As long as there is a Bluetooth connection, the engine hour data can be accessed.
The ELD Rule:
- ELD must be used by commercial drivers who are required to prepare Hours-of-Service (HOS) Records of Duty Status (RODS).
- Sets ELD performance and design standards, and requires ELDs to be certified and registered with FMCSA.
- Establishes what supporting documents drivers and carriers are required to keep.
- Prohibits harassment of drivers based on ELD data or connected technology (such as the fleet management system). The rule also provides resources for drivers who believe they have been harassed.
Unfortunately, most large ELD companies on the market do not accept refunds during contracts and the Rollingtrans is no different. If you are not sure whether or not the device will be used for more than a year, Rollingtrans recommends adopting the monthly payment service plan.
Once the contract is signed, the customer can no longer receive a full refund. All contracts are signed with legal benefits in mind so once they are signed, the engineer immediately sets up an account and sends the device. Therefore, sudden terminations are not acceptable.
Try to reset the app, because the light and the data are two different entities.
Section 32301(b) of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act, enacted as part of MAP-21, (Pub. L. 112-141, 126 Stat. 405. 786-788, July 6, 2012), mandates the ELD rule. It requires the Secretary of Transportation to implement regulations requiring the usage of ELDs in Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) involved in interstate commerce, when operated by drivers who are required to keep Records of Duty Status (RODS).
First, install the “RT ELD PLUS” App on the mobile phone/tablet. After the download is complete, log in to the software with the credentials provided by the company. After logging into the software, make sure that the Bluetooth and GPS on the phone/tablet are both turned on. This way when you go to connect your ELD, the phone/tablet can quickly detect the Bluetooth signal and connect to it.
Then, connect the large end of the wire to the port of the vehicle and connect the smaller end to the ELD. When the vehicle is turned on, the ELD will show “two red lights and two flashing green lights.” Within a minute, the phone/tablet will be connected to the device and the upper right corner of the software will turn green, indicating that it has been connected.
The ELD rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) per Part 295, 49 CFR 395.8(a). The rule applies to commercial buses as well as trucks, and to Canada- and Mexico-domiciled drivers.
The ELD rule allows limited exceptions, including the following:
- Drivers who operate under the short-haul exceptions may continue using timecards; they are not required to keep RODS and will not be required to use ELDs.
- Drivers who use paper RODS for less than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
- Drivers who conduct drive-away or tow-away operations, in which the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered.
- Drivers of vehicles manufactured before 2000.
No, it is not necessary to have an internet connection for the App to function. However, it is necessary to have an internet connection when trying to upload a log.
Yes. The user’s manual, instruction sheet, and malfunction instruction sheet can all be digital. This is in accordance with the federal register titled “Regulatory Guidance Concerning Electronic Signatures and Documents” (76 FR 411).
No, most of the functions in the Rollingtrans App can be used offline. However, uploading data and accessing shared logs can only be done while connected to Wi-Fi or a hotspot. In addition, backup data can be shared to Rollingtrans’ server by connecting to the Internet. We recommend that users who use a tablet also invest in a data plan.
Yes. An ELD can be on a smartphone or other wireless device under the condition that the device meets the ELD rule’s technical specifications.
Yes. For team driving, both drivers need to have an individual Rollingtrans electronic log application account, but they only need one Rollingtrans ELD. Travel time is allocated to the specific driver who connects his/her Rollingtrans electronic log application account to the ELD. When the driver finishes driver, he/she will disconnect from the ELD, allowing the next driver to log into his/her account.
Yes. A driver may use a portable ELD. However, the portable ELD must be mounted in a fixed position during Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operation and visible to the drive from a normal seated driving position. This information can be found in the ELD Rule section 395.22(g).
When two drivers depart together and use the same device to operate the ELD software, the drivers can choose “Co-driver login.”
Beginning on December 18th, 2017, a driver using an ELD must have an ELD information packet onboard the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) containing the following items:
- A user’s manual for the driver describing how to operate the ELD;
- An instruction sheet describing the data transfer mechanisms supported by the ELD and step-by-step instructions to produce and transfer the driver’s hours-of-service records to an authorized safety official;
- An instruction sheet for the driver describing ELD malfunction reporting requirements and recordkeeping procedures during ELD malfunctions; and
A supply of blank driver’s Records of Duty Status (RODS) graph-grids sufficient to record the driver’s duty status and other related information for a minimum of 8 days. Prior to December 18th, 2017, FMCSA recommends that drivers have the user’s manual, malfunction instruction sheet, and graph-grids.
On the login page, the two drivers use their own login credentials to log into “Co-driver login.” (After logging in, you will need to log out of your current identity to allow the second driver to enter his/her credentials)
After both parties have logged in using “Co-driving login,” on the HOS page, click “Current User,” select the account on the list, and switch to the current login account again.
A motor carrier must keep ELD Record of Duty Status (RODS) data and back-up data for six months. The back-up copy of ELD records must be maintained on a device separate from where the original data is stored. Additionally, a motor carrier must retain a driver’s ELD records in a manner that protects driver privacy.
FMCSA does not hold any ELD data unless there is a violation.
The motor carrier is responsible for checking that their device is registered. This includes checking both the registration and revocation list periodically. The list of registered and revoked ELDs are regularly updated on the FMCSA website.
Yes, a motor carrier operation a vehicle with a manufactured model year of 2000 and newer and without an ECM is subject to the ELD rule. If the current engine does not support an ECM and is unable to obtain or estimate the required vehicle parameters, then the operator must use an ELD that does not rely on ECM connectivity, but nevertheless meets the accuracy requirements of the final rule.
No, drivers will not be required to present RODS on ELDs from December 11th, 2017, to December 17th, 2017. Drivers can present their previous 7 days of RODS through any of the following:
- Paper records,
- A printout from an electronic logging device,
- A display from a device installed with logging software and electronic signature capabilities,
- Having the records available by entering them into an ELD, or
- Continued use of a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device.
The driver can either, (1) print our their hours-of-service from other motor carrier, (2) if operating with compatible devices the ELD data can be transferred between the motor carriers with the driver’s approval, or (2) manually add the hours of service while operating for that motor carrier into the current ELD using the editing and annotation functions of the ELD.
Section 395.8(j)(2) provides that “(2) Motor carriers, when using a driver for the first time or intermittently, shall obtain from the drive a signed statement giving the total time on duty during the immediately preceding 7 days and the time at which the driver was last relieved from duty prior to beginning work for the motor carriers.” Alternatively, the driver may present copies of the prior 7 days’ records of duty status or a print-out of the prior 7 days from the prior carrier’s ELD system.
There are two types of automatically generated data to follow DOT regulations:
- The first is Automatic Driving Status (Auto Driving), when the work record is in either ON, OFF, or SB mode, the ELD system will begin to automatically generate a driving record when the vehicle exceeds 5 mph for more than 30 seconds.
- Automatic On Duty (Auto On Duty), when the work record is in a driving state (DR), the ELD will automatically switch to an On Duty state if the vehicle stays in idle for more than 5 minutes. If the driver does not interfere within 30 seconds, the ELD system will automatically generate an On Duty record.