Preferences/Settings Menu

Preferences/Settings Menu

This is where the basic driver, vehicle, carrier and shipping data is entered and stored. The identification data stored here is then used by the HOS app, web portal and in the Driver’s Daily Log report.

After Logging In to the HOS app For The First Time
When the HOS app is used for the first time, the driver is taken directly to the Main Dashboard after which a Select Equipment dialog box will be displayed requiring the driver to select a vehicle and trailer (if needed)

Using the Hours of Service Settings Module At Any Time
The HOS app’s user can view the Driver Information and update his/her password and signature:

  1. Viewing the Driver Information

    Note: The email cannot be updated. This is only available for view after setting it up after initial login.
  2. Changing the Driver’s password
    • Tap the Change Password button to launch the dialog
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    • Tap the Ok button to save your changes

Capturing the Driver’ Signature

The HOS app can capture the signature of the driver which is used for digitally certifying a log.

  1. Tap on the 66 Create/Update Signature button.
  2. Create/Update your signature in the HOS app by using your finger to create your signature.
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  3. Tap the Done button to save your signature. You can also select the Clear button to clear the captured signature.
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Customizing the Carrier Information

The Carrier Information can be set in this section. Fill in the following fields to set the carrier information required by the HOS app:

  1. Carrier
    • Carrier Name
    • Street
    • City
    • State
    • Zip
  2. Phone Number
  3. Home Terminal
    • Street
    • City
    • State
    • Zip

      Note: Drivers have the ability to make the Carrier Information and DOT number editable on the mobile device when the Account enabled the ‘ Allow driver editing of carrier information ‘ which can be seen in the portal->settings->account settings under Carrier Information.

Driving Rules
This is where you change the HOS rules or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulations that govern the hours that a commercial vehicle driver can legally accumulate driving or being on duty for a motor carrier in a working day and week. This is where you also apply the HOS rules exceptions. Select the HOS rules that you would like the HOS app to use in the appropriate drop-down list. You can customize cycle, cargo, exceptions and time zone rules.

  1. Cargo – this will set the applicable HOS rules for property-carrying or passenger-carrying commercial vehicles.
    Available Cargo Rules Options:

    • Property: the 11 and 14 hours rule will then apply
    • Passenger: the 10 and 15 hours rule will then be used by the HOS app
  2. Cycle – this is where you set the consecutive multi-day duty period which the driver will follow. Choosing a cycle will take into effect the corresponding legal limitations on the hours that can be used by the driver in a 7-day or 8-day working cycle. The cycle changes depending on the Country selected. Also, the cycle being used is included in the driver’s Certified Logs.
    Available USA Cycle Rules Options:

    • US 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Until Break: 8 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes
    • US 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Until Break: 8 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes
    • Alabama 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 15 hours
      • Drive Limit: 10 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Alabama 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 15 hours
      • Drive Limit: 10 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Alaska 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 20 hours
      • Drive Limit: 15 hours
      • Until Break: 8 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes
    • Alaska 80hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 20 hours
      • Drive Limit: 15 hours
      • Until Break: 8 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes
    • California 80hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Florida 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Florida 80hr8days

      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Illinois 60hr7days

      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Illinois 70hr8days

      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Maryland 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Maryland 80hr8days

      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Massachusetts 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Massachusetts 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Michigan 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes
    • Michigan 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes
    • NewHampshire 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • NewHampshire 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • NewYork 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • NewYork 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • NorthCarolina 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • NorthCarolina 80hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Pennsylvania 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Pennsylvania 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • SouthCarolina 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • SouthCarolina 80hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Tennessee 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Tennessee 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Texas 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 15 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Vermont 60hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Vermont 70hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 14 hours
      • Drive Limit: 11 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Virginia 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Virginia 80hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Driver is not required to take a break
    • Wisconsin 70hr7days
      • Cycle: 7-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes
    • Wisconsin 80hr8days
      • Cycle: 8-day
      • Shift Limit: 16 hours
      • Drive Limit: 12 hours
      • Break Limit: 30 minutes

    Available Canada Cycle Rules Options:

      • Canada 70hr7days North
        • Cycle: 7-day
        • Shift Limit: 20 hours
        • Drive Limit: 15 hours
        • Driver is not required to take a break
      • Canada 70hr7days South
        • Cycle: 7-day
        • Shift Limit: 16 hours
        • Drive Limit: 13 hours
        • Driver is not required to take a break
      • Canada 120hr14days North
        • Cycle: 7-day
        • Shift Limit: 20 hours
        • Drive Limit: 15 hours
        • Driver is not required to take a break
      • Canada 120hr14days South
        • Cycle: 7-day
        • Shift Limit: 16 hours
        • Drive Limit: 13 hours
        • Driver is not required to take a break
      • Alberta Province
        • Cycle: 7-day
        • Shift Limit: 24 hours (no limit)
        • Drive Limit: 13 hours
        • Driver is not required to take a break

  3. Perform Intrastate Check when enabled, the app checks when connecting to the VBUS device if the driver has been in the same state for the last 7 or 8 days (depending on the cycle). If so, a dialog will appear providing an option to go to Intrastate Driving Rules.
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    In addition to
    Intrastate Check, the app also automatically checks and switches to Interstate Driving Rules every time the driver crosses a state line and is in Intrastate mode.
  4. Exceptions button – tap on this button 73 to open up the Add Exception dialog.
  5. Add Exception dialog – the options that will appear here will allow the driver to avail of exceptions from the HOS rules for as long as certain conditions are met as stipulated in the Hours of Service section of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR Part 395.1 – Hours of Service of Drivers – Scope of rules in this part) and other pertinent FMCSA regulations. Tap on the OK button to apply your exception/s. You can also select the Cancel button to disregard the changes you made.

    Available US Exception Options:

    • Relief from Driving rules for State of Emergency – 390.23
    • 2 Hour Driving Extension for Adverse Driving Conditions – 395.1(a)(1)
    • Relief from all driving rules for Emergency Conditions – 395.1(b)(2)
    • Driver-salesperson whose total driving time does not exceed 40 hours in any period of 7 consecutive days
    • Oilfield Operations with 24 hour restart – 395.1(d)
    • 30 Minute Break Exemption for Short-Haul Drivers – 395.1(e)(1,2)
    • No Logs for Short Haul Drivers operating within 100 air miles and Non-CDL-Drivers operating within 150 air miles – 395.1(e)(2)
    • No Logs for Agricultural Operations – 395.1(k)
    • 24 Hour Restart for Construction, Groundwater well-drilling – 395.1(l)(m)
    • Relief from All Driving Rules for Utility Service Vehicle – 395.1(n)
    • 16 Hour Driving Windows – 395.1(o)
    • 30 Minute in-attendance break for HazMat drivers – 395.1(q)
    • 30 Minute Break Exemption for Commercial Bees, Livestock Transportation – 395.1(u,v)
    • Hi-rail 2 hour travel exclusion – 395.1(w)
    • 30 Minute Break Exemption for Oversize/Overweight Loads – 395.3(a)(3)(ii)

    Available Canada Exception Options:

    • 2 Hour Driving Extension Special Permit – Section 62
    • Oil Well Service Permit – Section 63
    • CanEmergency Conditions – Section 76(1)
    • 2 Hour Driving Extension for Adverse Driving Conditions – Section 76(2,3)
    • No Logs for drivers operating within 160km of home terminal – Section 81

    Available Alberta Exception Options:

    • CanEmergency Conditions – Section 76(1)
    • 2 Hour Driving Extension for Adverse Driving Conditions – Section 76(2,3)

    Note: Exceptions differ by Country

  6. Reason for Exceptions – this is where you input the reason for applying the exception.
  7. Time Zone – this sets the time zone to be used by the HOS app.
    Available Time Zone Options:

    • Eastern Time (EST5EDT)
    • Central Time (CST6CDT)
    • Mountain Time (MST7MDT)
    • Pacific Time (PST8PDT)
    • Canada/Newfoundland
    • Atlantic
    • America/Anchorage
    • Asia/Manila

  8. Start Hour of Day – these option enables the motor carrier to set an hour to start their day. By default the time is set to 12AM. Whenever the time is changed the Start Hour Time in the daily logs grid chart also changes.
  9. Country – these option enables you to set the country in which you’re located. The list displayed in the cycle is based on the country selected.

    Note: When the Country is in US, you can enable/disable the 34 Hour Cycle Reset. The Cycle Reset status is shown on the Driver’s Daily Logs.

Lock Screen

When a vehicle is determined to be moving via VBUS data, the HOS app’s screen locks and displays a lock screen. Tapping the screen doesn’t perform any action until the vehicle is stopped. The lock screen also allows the driver to create Off Road and Toll Road Remarks to indicate that the vehicle has begun driving in an off road or a toll road or has returned on a normal road.

  • Lock Screen Style: Select a style of screen to be displayed when the lock screen is displayed.
    • Remaining to Violation – displays a screen indicating the remaining time until the next violation.
    • 4 Clocks – displays a screen with four clocks displaying the Drive time left, Shift time left, Cycle time left and Time Until Break. The clocks are similar to the clocks displayed upon tapping the Time Remaining button in the Main Dashboard.

If there is a logged in Co-Driver, it is possible for him/her to view the logs and access the application, but with a very limited conditions. This can be done by tapping the Access Co-Driver Logs button at the bottom to display the co-driver login screen. This button acts the same way as accessing the logs from the Time Remaining button from the Main Dashboard. Below is a lock screen with Remaining to Violation style.

Note:

The vehicle movement is determined by the Movement Speed Threshold which is set to 5 Mi/hour. The Vehicle is considered moving when travelling over this speed according to the FMCSA regulations.

Regulation Mode

The app provides an option to switch between 395.15 (AOBRD) and 395.20 (ELD) as support for both regulations are available. When 395.15 (AOBRD) mode is selected it turns off all 395.20 (ELD) features. It simply records the driver’s events regardless of the FMCSA rules.

  • Mode: Select a regulation mode from the drop-down menu. This is only available to drivers who are configured in the portal allowing them to switch regulation modes.

 

PDF Report Email Recipients

You can set the default recipients of your Driver’s Daily Log PDF report in this part of the Settings Menu.

  • PDF Report Email Recipient: Fill in this field 77 for the email address or addresses that will become a recipient of the HOS app’s Daily Driver Log PDF report. The email addresses must be separated by a comma (,).

Disabling Notification Sound

The application has a Mute button to silence all sounds that could come from the application. Also, ELD rules state that all application sounds should be muted during Sleeper status. However, the mobile device should not be muted so that sound will be available for phone calls. Therefore, the application sound should be muted without muting the device sound by following the steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Device
  3. Check on Disable Notification Sound
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Note:

  • When the current status is Sleeper Berth, it automatically mutes the application sound
  • Application sounds include: Work Order Notifications, Alerts, VBUS connection and disconnection sounds

Vehicle Data Settings

  1. Go to Settings (swipe left to open the drawer)
  2. Tap on Vehicle Data Settings

GPS Preferences

  • The user has the ability to change how to get the devices’ GPS position

Privacy

  • This screen displays the Privacy Screen

About

  • This screen displays some of the necessary data about the application which includes the Brand, Build and Version numbers.

Android Device Settings

  • The Application supports language translation for French-Canadian (Francais (Canada)) and Spanish (Español (Estados Unidos)). Setting up the language for the device will affect the app language. This is only applied to fixed labels and buttons.
  • Go to Android Device Settings > Language and Inputs > Language.
  • Select any of the three languages.