Beginning Your Shift

The following steps walk you through the process of signing in, reviewing previous logs, reviewing DVIR information, adding shipment information, adding trailer information (if applicable), and performing your own DVIR.

  1. Start the vehicle to power on the tablet (automatic).
  2. When the tablet is on, tap HOS / eFleetSuite App(02-0004).
  1. Enter your Driver ID, and tap Sign In.

The ELD contacts the host system and downloads logs for the last seven days (if any).

If you’re out of cell coverage, you can still complete the sign-in process and drive until you get into cell coverage. The application will record information and continue trying to connect to a cell network. Logs download upon connection.

  1. Wait for the logs to download, and tap OK.

The Driver Overview (preview availability) appears, where you can view your available drive time before changing your duty status to ON. If you do not have a full set of hours, the Gain Time shows the date and time you must wait to get a full set of hours.

  • Green = Greater than 3 hours of driving time remains.
  • Yellow = Between 1-3 hours of driving time remains.
  • Red = Less than 1 hour of driving time remains.

Gain time is calculated if you have less than a full day’s driving time available and if you are currently in a Sleeper Berth or Rest Break Status. Gain time cannot be calculated if you are in an “On Duty” or “Driving” Status. If you are “On Duty” or “Driving,” the Gain time will show N/A.

  1. From the Driver Overview screen, tap Status.

  1. Tap On Duty (Driver) to set your duty status to ON.

The ON DUTY (DRIVER) status invokes the Pre-Trip workflow (steps 7-11).

  1. When prompted to manage shipments, enter a Shipment ID, and tap Next.

At least one shipment must exist in order to continue. You can add multiple shipments. If multiple stops are planned during your shift, you can also add and remove shipments after the initial Pre-Trip workflow.

  1. When prompted to start the inspection, Odometer and Location should update automatically. Tap Request DVIR.

  1. When the DVIR is received, tap OK.
  2. Review the last DVIR, and tap Next.

  1. If the vehicle is safe to operate, tap Yes. Enter notes if applicable, and then tap Done.

If the vehicle is unsafe to operate, add notes, change your status to Sign Out, process a post-trip DVIR for this vehicle, and report the actual defects through the DVIR system. If you forget or are unable to add a defect, contact someone at your office to add the information on your behalf. If defects were noted on the previous Post-Trip inspection, the system prompts you to certify repairs. Repairs may also be certified by a user in the host system.

The Driver Overview screen (dashboard) appears again with additional options, such as logging pre- or post-shift hours. These additional menu options are only visible when the vehicle is not in motion.

If a trailer is attached to your vehicle, continue with the following steps.

  1. From the Driver Overview screen, tap Trailers.

  1. Add a trailer using a Trailer ID.

If multiple stops are planned during your shift, you can add and remove trailers at any time.

  1. Indicate whether or not the trailer has defects, and tap Next.

  1. If the trailer is safe to operate, tap Yes. Enter notes if applicable, and then tap Done.


If removing a trailer, the system prompts for post-shift inspection. If defects exist with a trailer, add defect(s) by choosing from the available parts where the defect applies and adding a defect description.

The Driver Overview screen appears. The system automatically changes your status to “DRIVING” when the vehicle is in motion, and the Driver Overview screen is locked until the vehicle is no longer moving.