Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced its new VDO RoadLog electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) for the commercial vehicle market.

RoadLog is a simple, all-in-one system for daily log book and other compliance reporting. It is designed to allow drivers and fleets to record and report hours of service (HOS) and other key compliance data quickly, easily, and without monthly fees.

RoadLog can automatically track the driver’s time in one of four categories: On-duty, Driving, Sleeper Berth, and Off-duty, and provide a warning if allowable limits will be exceeded. The driver’s data can be transferred in seconds from a USB without the need for a smartphone.

The system features a built-in printer, which provides an instant paper report of daily log book data at roadside inspection so drivers can get back on the road quickly. RoadLog’s printout delivers all the information provided by a handwritten log, but does so faster, easier, and more accurately.

RoadLog can also record data for a variety of reports that can help make commercial vehicle operations safer and more efficient, including Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection (DVIR), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), and International Registration Plan (IRP).

Fleet Management software provides all the key data needed to manage drivers and vehicles. With RoadLog, fleet managers can download drivers’ data in seconds from the RoadLog Driver Key USB. An optional wireless download feature will be available in 2013 to allow data collection via cellular networks.

Permission to access data from the RoadLog EOBR is possible only with the Driver Key or Fleet Key USBs, so drivers and enforcement officials access only data that they need to see. RoadLog data is fully protected and tamper resistant, to ensure data integrity and data privacy.

RoadLog offers plug n’ play installation so it can be operational on any heavy-duty rig in a matter of minutes. It is FMCSA-compliant and also meets Canadian rules. It’s also designed to be easily upgradeable to future US and Canadian EOBR regulations.