Data Transfer

Data Transfer

This will show the dialog displaying the supported data transfer options. The ELD provides a standardized single-step compliation for the driver’s ELD records and initiation of the data transfer to authorized safety officials when requested during a roadside inspection.

The following are the different ways to access the Data Transfer dialog

  1. Main Navigation Menu
    • Swipe in from the left edge of the screen, or tap the 78 Main Navigation Hamburger icon to show the main navigation menu.
    • Tap the Roadside Inspection option in the Main Navigation Drawer, after which the roadside inspection screen will then be displayed.
    • Tap the mini-data-transfer Data Transfer button.
  2. Driver Options
    • Go to the HOS Main Dashboard.
    • Tap the Options button.
    • Tap the Data Transfer button.
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Transferring Data

  1. Once the Data Transfer button is tapped, a selection of the supported data transfer options by the ELD will prompt to the user.
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  2. Select Vehicle – this option enables the ELD to produce a data file or a series of data files of ELD records for a subset of its vehicles used by the driver. Tap on the menu to show the list of vehicles then select.
    Note: ‘All Vehicles’ option will only display on the list when the driver has already driven multiple vehicles for the day.
    • Transfer via Bluetooth – this option enables the user to transfer files through bluetooth. The ELD prompts the output file comment in which the driver may or may not input as specified in section 4.3.2.5. After the input, if Bluetooth is not yet turned on, a prompt will appear asking you to turn it on.
      bluetooth ofc-turnonYou will then be asked to pick the device to which the data will be transferred via Bluetooth.
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    • Transfer via Email – this option enables the user to transfer files through email. The ELD output file transferred is encrypted using AES-256 in FIPS Publication 197. Before sending, the ELD prompts the output file comment in which the driver may or may not input as specified in section 4.3.2.5.
      email ofcThe device’s default email application will then be opened before sending the email to which the data will be transferred.
    • Transfer via USB – this option enabled the user to transfer files through USB (external devices). However, prior to saving the driver’s ELD file to an external storage/device, the ELD re-authenticates the driver account by asking for its password.
      If the authentication process is successful, the driver can now select on where to save the ELD file.
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  3. Output File Comment – After selecting a data transfer option, the ELD prompts the output file comment in which the driver may or may not input as specified in section 4.3.2.5. The ELD accommodates the entry of an output file comment up to 60 characters long
    Upon confirmation, the ELD generates the compliant output file and performs the data transfer.