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Whats New In Geotab Drive

Welcome to What’s New — a must-read summary of recent Geotab Drive updates for our ELD users.

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New HOS Rulesets in Geotab Drive

A number of new state-specific Hours of Service (HOS) rulesets have been added to the system (listed below). See the full list of supported rulesets and exemptions in Geotab’s Hours of Service Ruleset Matrix.

To learn more about enabling rulesets, please see the Drive App Manual.

Alaska Property Intrastate 70-hour/7-day

Alaska Property Intrastate 80-hour/8-day

Alaska Passenger Intrastate 70-hour/7-day

Alaska Passenger Intrastate 80-hour/8-day

California Property Intrastate with Break

Oregon Property Intrastate 70-hour/7-day

Oregon Property Intrastate 80-hour/8-day

Maryland Property Intrastate Short Haul 70-hour/7-day

Maryland Property Intrastate Short Haul 80-hour/8-day

Nebraska Property Intrastate 70-hour/7-day

Nebraska Property Intrastate 80-hour/8-day

North Dakota Property Intrastate 70-hour/7-day

North Dakota Property Intrastate Short Haul

South Carolina Property Intrastate 70-hour/7-day

South Carolina Property Intrastate 80-hour/8-day

Geotab Drive Login Page Update

We have updated the Geotab Drive Login page to separate the username and password for future third-party sign in integrations (SAML/OAuth).

Manage Shipments and Trailers Quickly and Easily

Shipments have been integrated into the login/logout workflow. Geotab Drive users can now detach trailers directly in the logout workflow.

Updated workflow for users:

  1. When logging into the app, you will now have the option to attach shipments by clicking the New Shipment button.

  2. Fill in the shipper name, commodity, shipment document number details and click Add.

  3. When logging out of the app, you will be prompted to detach trailers or shipments by clicking the “x” next to the trailer or shipment details.

Trailer and Shipment Audit Logs

Audit logs are now available for trailer and shipment log updates, as well as the option to add, edit or remove.

Annotations for System Logs

When switching assets, login/logout system records will be annotated to reflect this change.

Co-Driver Exemption for Oil Well Wait Time

The Oil Wait Time exemption is now available for co-drivers. To use this exemption, please note the following:

  • Co-driver should be in OFF duty and it will freeze the consecutive clock.

  • Both driver and co-drivers should be able to independently use the Oil Well Wait Time exemption.

HOS | Enable 30-Minute Rest Exemption

Drivers have the option to enable a 30-minute rest exemption on federal rules requirements.

Each includes the option to enable a 24-hour restart or an oil well wait time and 24-hour restart via a toggle.

Update to Vehicle Inspections (DVIR)

DVIR reports have been visually improved to include dropdown options for each part such as tires or wheels and rims, as opposed to selecting defects from a pop-up.

Annotations will be added to the driver’s current HOS log noting whether it was a pre-trip or post-trip DVIR based on the DVIR type selected by the driver.

Print your vehicle inspections right from MyGeotab. To produce a PDF file, go to the desired DVIR and click Print.

In the same DVIR page, please note that we have separated the DVIR Repaired and Not Necessary buttons.

We have created an Inspection Mode page for reviewing the previous DVIR and transferring logs. In the first tab, the driver is able to view the compliance print or transfer logs via web services or email. In the second tab, the driver is able to  review the latest DVIR conducted for the vehicle or trailers attached.

Geotab Drive Visual Changes

Out of Coverage Reminders

Out of Drivers will receive a reminder to create manual statuses when out of cell coverage.

Driver Prompt for Potential HOS Violation

Drivers will be notified of potential violations when changing status to ON duty.

View Remaining Hours on Lock Screen

To help drivers plan their day, a visualization of the driver’s remaining hours is now displayed on the Geotab Drive lock screen when the vehicle is in motion. The symbol and time in the top bar will reflect the fastest approaching limit. In this example below, there are 6 hours and 52 minutes remaining before the driver must take a rest break.

HOS Graph Tab Improvements

We have improved the display of HOS graphs on mobile devices. Improvements include:

  • Zoom in functionality

  • Legend and improved visuals for Yard Move/Personal Conveyance

ELD Transfer Logs Improvement

Geotab has improved the show help text on the transfer logs page. There is also an additional prompt asking users to confirm whether they wish to make a test transfer or a real transfer to the FMCSA.

Auto-populate for Authority Name and Address

Authority logs in MyGeotab are now used to populate the company name and address fields in the Geotab Drive app Duty Status Logs by default.

HOS Availability Recap View on MyGeotab

Administrators can now view more details in the HOS Availability report in MyGeotab. The updated display includes the driver’s hour recap, future hours available, as well as hours gained at midnight.

Other HOS Updates:

  • The distance traveled since last valid coordinates were recorded have been added to the to the Duty Status and Power Up/Shutdown logs.

  • When logging out of Geotab Drive, users will no longer be prompted to select Sleeper Berth as your status.

  • An API is available to add and remove trailers, shipments and vehicles.

  • Changed “Personal Use” to “Personal Conveyance.”


If you have any questions regarding these updates, please contact New England Mobile at 508-966-4155 or email me at:



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