Change your ELD status

This article describes the ELD status codes available in LogBook, how to change your status manually or automatically, and how to use special status codes, such as Personal Use or Yard Move.

ELD statuses available in LogBook

When using ELD, your time is allocated one of the following statuses:

  • OF (off duty) - When you are not working
  • ON (on duty, not driving) - When you are working, but not driving. For example, when you are performing administrative tasks like filling in forms or maintenance tasks on your vehicle
  • DR (driving) - When you are driving your vehicle
  • SB (sleeper berth) - When you are taking a break, resting in the sleeper berth of your vehicle

Some of these statuses have sub statuses that allow you to specify further what you are doing. For example, when you are driving your vehicle for personal use, you can select a sub status of Personal Use on the Off-Duty status. Or, when you are moving your vehicle around the depot yard for maintenance, you can select a sub status of Yard Move on the On-Duty status. Your administrator needs to enable these two sub statuses so that you can use them.

If you log in and out, and change your status appropriately, your logs should be correct. As per regulations, we recommend that you certify your logs daily to confirm that they are correct. If you still notice any issues with your logs, you can edit your logs (with some exceptions).

 

Change your ELD status manually

You must change your status manually in the following situations:

  • When you start your shift, after you have logged in to LogBook. Change to ON.
  • When you finish your shift, before you log out of LogBook. Change to OF.
  • When you are taking a rest break. Change to SB or OF. For the 30-minute break, you can also be on duty, not driving (ON)

Log off-duty time

To change your status to OF (off duty) or SB (sleeper berth):

  1. On the Dashboard screen, tap OF (Off Duty) or SB (Sleeping Berth).
  2. Select a sub status.
    Off Duty Sub Status Description
    None No specific sub status
    Daily Reset Your daily 10 hours of off-duty time
    Cycle Reset Your weekly 6/70-hour cycle
    30 Minutes Break Time spent on 30-minute break for the 8-hour rule
    Personal Use Time spent driving that is not counted as on-duty time. A comment is required for this sub status. To log time under Personal Use, your administrator must enable it in Reveal.
  3. Enter your location. If you are connected to a vehicle, the app logs the location automatically.
  4. Enter a comment, if necessary.
  5. Tap Confirm.

 

Log on-duty time

To change your status to ON (on duty, not driving):

  1. On the Dashboard screen, tap ON (On Duty).
  2. If necessary, select a sub status.
    On Duty Sub Status Description
    None No specific sub status
    Yard Moves Time spent driving in a yard. Counts towards on-duty time. A comment is required for this sub status. To log time under Yard Moves, your administrator must enable it in Reveal.
    Fueling Time spent refueling the vehicle
    Inspection Time spent inspecting your vehicle
    Loading Time spent loading the vehicle
    Unloading Time spent unloading the vehicle
  3. Enter your location. If you are connected to a vehicle, the app enters the location automatically.
  4. Enter a comment, if necessary.
  5. Tap Confirm.

 

Change your ELD status automatically

Any transitions to the Driving status occur automatically. The ELD hardware device installed in your vehicle detects when your vehicle starts moving and changes your status to Driving. The hardware device also detects when your vehicle stops for more than 6 minutes and changes your status to On Duty. For more information, see Use Driving mode.

 

Use the Personal Use sub status

You can use the Personal Use sub status to record driving for personal use if your administrator has enabled this functionality in your account. Time recorded as Personal Use does not count towards your permitted driving time. It counts as off-duty time instead.

To record Personal Use time:

  1. On the Dashboard screen, tap OF (Off Duty).
  2. Select the sub status Personal Use.
  3. Enter your location. If you are connected to a vehicle, the app logs the location automatically.
  4. Enter a comment.
  5. Tap Confirm.

When you begin driving, you cannot access the Dashboard screen because the screen is locked.

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If you stop driving for more than 5 seconds, the option to access the dashboard appears.

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  • To exit Personal Use, tap GO TO DASHBOARD and manually change your status.
  • To remain in Personal Use, do not go to the dashboard.

If you turn your vehicle off while in the Personal Use sub status, and then re-start and drive, your status changes to Driving.

 

Use the Yard Moves sub status

You can use the Yard Moves sub status to record driving around a yard for maintenance purposes if your administrator has enabled this functionality in your account. Time recorded as Yard Moves does not count towards your permitted driving time. It counts as on-duty, not driving time instead.

To record Yard Moves time:

  1. On the Dashboard screen, tap ON (On Duty).
  2. Select the sub status Yard Moves.
  3. Enter your location. If you are connected to a vehicle, the app logs the location automatically.
  4. Enter a comment.
  5. Tap Confirm.

When you begin driving, you cannot access the Dashboard screen because the screen is locked.

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If your vehicle stops moving, the status changes to Idling and you will be asked whether you want to go On Duty.

If you do not choose On Duty and the vehicle moves, the status returns to Yard Moves.

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If you turn your vehicle off while in the Yard Moves sub status, and then re-start and drive, your status changes to Driving.


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