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News   January 16, 2014   by Auto Service World

VDO RoadLog Educational Video Features EOBR/ELD Buying Guide and Installation Tutorial

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket offers a new online video to help educate current and prospective VDO RoadLog owners about the purchase and installation processes. VDO RoadLog is an easy, affordable compliance tool that can help protect CSA scores, as well as assist with trucking operations such as vehicle maintenance logging and inspection reports.

This Buyer’s Guide video covers the equipment required to make the RoadLog system operational for a variety of different sized fleets. It details what fleets and independent contractors need to purchase, including a VDO RoadLog EOBR/ELD, an installation kit, and Fleet Software to analyze and archive driver data. Included with the Fleet Software is a RoadLog Fleet Key, which is needed for company identification, as well as for fleet owners to keep track of their trucks. The Fleet Software comes with two RoadLog Vehicle Licenses, which is required for each truck. A Driver Key will also be required for each individual driver. The video also explains the Internet and computer hardware requirements that need to be met in order to operate the Fleet Software.

The video reviews VDO RoadLog’s quick and simple hardware installation process and includes instructions on placing, wiring and mounting. It emphasizes the importance of purchasing the proper installation kit to fit each individual vehicle’s data port connector, so wiring and mounting can be completed properly. Although installation is simple in most instances, the video warns that many older vehicles don’t have a data port connector and will need to use an open wire cable. If an open wire installation is needed, it’s recommended that a service professional do the job. All of the videos are available at

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