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Nov 10, 2017 at 09:54 AM CST
Is anybody out there using VDO ROADLOG elds and if so what are your thoughts ?
Replied on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 10:07 AM CST
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There all bad ,will make you rush all day and force to sleep when your not tied and drive when your sleepy. Useless
Replied on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 07:07 PM CST
This is my 2nd week with VDO Roadlog I'm pleased with how it works.

Replied on Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 09:33 AM CST
Thanks for the response. A little pricey to start out, but cheap in the long run I think. Looks pretty simple
Replied on Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 12:35 PM CST
The people from where I bought mine said I needed a driver key and a fleet key. My friend bought one from a different place and they just sold him the fleet key. It saved him about 44 dollars. The only difference the driver key won't let the DOT see as much information as the fleet key will. If they asked to plug it into their computer.

Replied on Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 08:51 AM CST
I was quoted 750.00 up front money . Does that sound about right ? Does it change duty status automatically ?
Replied on Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 12:25 PM CST
That's what I paid. It automatically goes to on duty driving after you reach 5mph. After you stop it will change to on duty not driving after 5 minutes. You have to manually go to off duty or sleeper birth. You also have personal conveyance and yard moves you can choose .
Replied on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 06:32 AM CST
Thanks for the imput
Replied on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 05:22 AM CST
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USB thing... How do I retreive/display the info from the usb ? To display on the laptop or hand the usb to a dot..? Isn't that what it's for ?? Or use the printer and throw the driver key out the window ? Help !
Replied on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 09:42 AM CST
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Originally Posted by: GARY JORNOV
Quote: "There all bad ,will make you rush all day and force to sleep when your not tied and drive when your sleepy. Useless"

Perfect analogy! Round heads in Washington have no clue what they have enacted!
Replied on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 09:10 AM CST
The USB is for the driver and fleet key to down load the info to put on your personal computer. The DOT can plug into it if they want too.But printing the last 7 days is all they need to see.

Replied on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 04:33 PM CST
Thanx for the reply... I get the fundamentals of the usb.. My problem is with the data download... It has been non stop manure trying to do the sync app. and how to use it.
Replied on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 06:35 PM CST
My wife liked to pull her hair out. But after she and tech support emailed back and forth for 2 days they figured she needed to change her browser and stop pop ups and then it worked she was able to get the app.

Replied on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:14 AM CST
How Is The Support. Is There Any Additional Fred,Monthly,Yearly Upgrade Etc?
Replied on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:27 AM CST
Originally Posted by: J.D. FLEECE
Quote: "How Is The Support. Is There Any Additional Fred,Monthly,Yearly Upgrade Etc?"

Fees Not FREE, Damn Auto Correct.
Replied on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 03:23 AM CST
They didn't charge her anything for helping her. And if you are home every 7-8 days you don't need the more expensive eld that does WIFI and the solo package you get is free no monthly charge and free upgrades.
Replied on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 04:22 AM CST
Their ( support) was less than poor. Couple that with my computer ignorance and you have a bad taste.. The email they responded with was watch the video and do it yourself... I have to ask about the fore mentioned 7 or 8 day thing. Is it a usb size thing... Would I need to print on my eighth day out or plug into the laptop ?
Replied on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 07:58 AM CST
Put it on your fleet key to put on your personal computer.
Replied on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:22 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JOHN EALY
Quote: "USB thing... How do I retreive/display the info from the usb ? To display on the laptop or hand the usb to a dot..? Isn't that what it's for ?? Or use the printer and throw the driver key out the window ? Help !"

Both usb's have been plugged and un-plugged till they are tired... I simply want to see the information on them.... ya know, the stuff an inspector would ask for..So far all OI got was chasing my tail around the computer.... It says they have sycn'd. then what//???? Postal is next....
Replied on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 09:54 AM CST
There are less expensive ones....Keep Trucking is what we use.

Replied on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 10:28 AM CST
Keep trucking is 30 month I think ,so thats not cheaper
Replied on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 12:31 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: STEVE MCCLURE
Quote: "Keep trucking is 30 month I think ,so thats not cheaper"

Ummmm 360.00 a year is cheaper than 700.00 a year, but maybe you figure diferent than i do. Geeeeez, what a moron!!!!

Replied on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 12:31 PM CST
Originally Posted by: STEVE MCCLURE
Quote: "Keep trucking is 30 month I think ,so thats not cheaper"

Ummmm 360.00 a year is cheaper than 700.00 a year, but maybe you figure diferent than i do. Geeeeez, what a moron!!!!

Replied on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 03:50 PM CST
Really, it's not 700 a year.


Replied on Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 04:23 PM CST
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ELDs the biggest invasion of our privacy yet, We might as well let one of the feds get in and Ride with us They will know how much to charge us when to charge and how much we can stand! Its just another straw on the Camel back! Thank God my trucks are 1999 s! They say Safety, Safety, Safety, HA .. Its Control, Control,Control,
I wish I could Manufacture something, and the country would pass a law that everyone would have to buy it! Thank God I'm 62 years old and quit in a couple of years!
Have fun you little steering wheel holders!!!
Replied on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 07:09 AM CST
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Your going to pay 30 a month for the rest of your life and VDO is 750 one time, so according to my math its cheaper to go with VDO. Its amazing how much stupid is on this forum and people just try to educate themselves and do the right thing the first time. But no, there is always name calling from the uneducated
Replied on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM CST
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Originally Posted by: HAROLD LYLE
Quote: "ELDs the biggest invasion of our privacy yet, We might as well let one of the feds get in and Ride with us They will know how much to charge us when to charge and how much we can stand! Its just another straw on the Camel back! Thank God my trucks are 1999 s! They say Safety, Safety, Safety, HA .. Its Control, Control,Control, I wish I could Manufacture something, and the country would pass a law that everyone would have to buy it! Thank God I'm 62 years old and quit in a couple of years! Have fun you little steering wheel holders!!!"

Harold, as I understand it, peterbilt came out with a new truck just for the E-Log guys, they replaced the passenger seat with a toilet, since they may not be able to legally make it to the bathroom in time..... Bahhahaha.
Replied on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 07:40 AM CST
Originally Posted by: STEVE MCCLURE
Quote: "Your going to pay 30 a month for the rest of your life and VDO is 750 one time, so according to my math its cheaper to go with VDO. Its amazing how much stupid is on this forum and people just try to educate themselves and do the right thing the first time. But no, there is always name calling from the uneducated"

Until you figure down time. Peterbilt parts guy just called me yesterday. Had another guy return his vdo for rand McNally system. Vdo kept freezing up on him. I had the same problem when I had one. Cheaper isn't always better.
Replied on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 07:48 AM CST
Originally Posted by: STEVE MCCLURE
Quote: "Your going to pay 30 a month for the rest of your life and VDO is 750 one time, so according to my math its cheaper to go with VDO. Its amazing how much stupid is on this forum and people just try to educate themselves and do the right thing the first time. But no, there is always name calling from the uneducated"

Until you figure down time. Peterbilt parts guy just called me yesterday. Had another guy return his vdo for rand McNally system. Vdo kept freezing up on him. I had the same problem when I had one. Cheaper isn't always better.
Replied on Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:15 AM CST
Does anyone have any information on apollo https://eld.gurtam.com/? My company is looking for an eld solutions and I would like to hear what everyone here is using.

At the moment we choose between keeptrucking and apollo. But our company is quite small and keeptrucking offers really high prices. On the other hand apollo seems to be not so popular among vehicle companies.