Important ELD Update:

The FMCSA previously stated that pre-2000 vehicles would be exempt based on the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
However, the agency has recently clarified this exemption.

When pre-2000 vehicles, based on VIN, have an engine manufactured after 1999, based on the engine serial number, the exemption does not apply to these vehicles.

To clarify, vehicles having engines where the engine serial number is year 2000 or newer , will require ELDs, even though the Vehicle Vin is prior to 2000.

Click here to see more FMCSA ELD mandate information


Load-Logistics Transportation Management System from LL Software®

A brief overview of some of the available features is described below.


Our ELD devices and software are currently registered with the FMCSA


  No Software Installation Needed
Load-Logistics TMS applications do not require installation of our software on the user's computer in order to use the Load-Logistics applications.    Any device with encryption-capable browser and assigned access can support the TMS application software modules.


EDSR (Electronic Document Storage & Retrieval)

This feature allows for electronic document storage and retrieval.
Documents can be uploaded to the server, or may be created by the modules
themselves, and later viewed, retrieved or printed.
Additionally, documents created from the Load-Logistics modules and apps are "attached" to the appropriate customer, driver, load or trip and can be viewed via a standard web browser.


A few examples of EDSR are:
  credit authorization and other documents relating to a customer
  Proof of Insurance, W-9, COA and other documents related to a Carrier
  load documents to a specific load (authorization, description, image etc)
  Proof of Delivery (POD) and service documents to a load or stop
  trip documents for specific trips
  and many other document types


RDD (Remote Document Display)
This feature allows authorized users to view and print documents remotely that are "attached" to their assigned loads and/or trips.


EDA (Electronic Data Attachments)
This feature will create CSV (comma-delimited values) file(s) and "attach" these files to the applicable emails being sent.
These files can then be used to "import" the data into the user's various external applications.


Internal Messaging & SMS Texts
This feature allows the users to communicate using a closed "internal messaging system" which does not require external communications software and/or applications since this messaging system is a "closed-system" software module.
These messages cause indicators to appear on the menu screens and can be accessed using the internal messaging software in this module.
Additionally, the dispatchers have the capability to send SMS texts directly to the driver's cell phone if needed.


System and Software Compatibility
ALL Load-Logistics TMS modules are designed to be accessible from mobile devices or any device with web browser capability.


GPS Vehicle and Asset Tracking
The Load-Logistics dispatch modules use Android® devices to track and identify assets.
Additional interfaces to your current GPS or AVL provider to track equipment can also be created (additional charges may apply for non-certified equipment).


External Applications Interfaces
The Load-Logistics TMS modules and Android® apps support API interfaces to multiple software products/vendors available in the market(s). These API interfaces allow the incorporation of existing marketplace functions and capabilities to be embedded with the functionality of the Load-Logistics modules and apps.


  AEN (Automated Email Notification)
This feature allows automated email notifications to be sent using event triggers such as:
  customers - when loads are picked up
  customers - when loads are delivered
  customers - when invoices are created (invoice attached)
  drivers - when loads/trips have been assigned
  drivers - when loads/trips are modified
  and many more triggers


M.I.L.E.S Android® Applications Suite
The Load-Logistics "Management Integrated Logistics Executive Suite" is a collection of Android® applications which communicate in real-time with devices in the vehicles as well as communications to and from Dispatch.
These apps allow for the automation of many driver daily functions (described below) while greatly reducing the need for constant communications between the driver and dispatcher while also greatly increasing management functions and capabilities. The Android® apps also "trigger" AEN functions which automatically send notifications to customers, dispatchers and shippers.
Using log book information, the drivers are notified of potential violations for on-duty, driving and breaks.
These apps also allow for local printing of Log Books, DVIRs, PODs and Service Invoices and more (if printers are installed in the vehicle).


OBD Diagnostics Interface
The Load-Logistics Android® apps communicate in real-time with the OBD device in the trucks to report Real-Time statistics including Fault Codes, RPM, Odometer, Speedometer and other parameters to the dispatchers. This option requires Android® devices and OBD device to be used in the truck.
In addition, the on-board OBD diagnostic tool allows the driver to inspect information retrieved from the OBD device.


User-Controlled Administrative Functions
Load-Logistics modules allow your system administrator to configure all necessary profiles including customers, drivers, carriers, tractors, trailers, IMEI and GPS data and external application conversion parameters.
Your system administrator also configures the "notification" parameters, document "view" and "upload" capabilities.


External Applications Import/Export
ALL Load-Logistics modules can be modified to interface to, and from, your existing external applications.
Data (CSV) files can be imported into the Load-Logistics modules.
Data (CSV) files are created to be imported into your external applications.


GEO-Locator and Interactive Mileage Calculations
Load-Logistics modules automatically assign Latitudes and Longitudes to each
customer, pickup or delivery location when entered and then calculate mileage
between pickup and delivery locations. This feature is also used by the Android® apps for mapping and routing functions.


IFTA and Lane Analysis Reporting
Using the longitudes and latitudes of the pickup and delivery locations,
the Load-Logistics dispatch modules produces various Lane Analysis and IFTA* reports.


Management Applications/Functions
The Load-Logistics TMS modules include a variety of functions including Load Planning & Staging, Communications Monitoring, configuration options for Company, Drivers, Tractors and Trailers, Performance Analysis, Reporting by Asset, Vehicle Maintenance and many others..

 


Shown below is an overview of the major components ot the Load Logistics® Transportation Management System.
The Load Logistics® TMS includes all necessary components to perform day-to-day operations including ELD applications described below.
Each fleet has access to 500+ available applications/functions to facilitate the operation of their fleet.

System Flow

Additional Software Modules Available

Freight Brokerage

Freight Brokerage

The Load-Logistics modules can be configured to accomodate freight brokers as well as carriers.
As with the "standard" dispatch modules, shippers are notified of the driver's arrival, departure and current status of their shipment via the AEN (Automated Email Notification) system.

Yard Management

Yard Management

The Yard Management modules track inbound and outbound equipment by carrier/owner and equipment identification. These modules provide current and historical location reporting by carrier and/or equipment along with unloading, loading and equipment status information.

Warehouse Management

Warehouse Management

The warehouse management module performs intake, location and shipping functions as well as locator and historical reporting functions.
The warehouse modules also can be configured to interface with the dispatch modules for a more in-depth and complete historical "picture" of the warehouse inventory both current and previous.

Distribution Center

Distribution Center

The distribution center module combines the functionality of both the yard and warehouse management modules. Additionally, the distribution center modules performs automated notifications as well as historical equipment tracking. This module is supported locally by several Android® applications which allow the yard personnel to quickly and efficiently manage the movements of equipment between doors and spots as well as within the warehouse.

Driver Android® Tablet Applications
(Mobile Integrated Logistics Executive Suite)

Android tablet apps
Driver Remote Login
ELD Log Books
Driver Logs
Payload Reconciliation
Payload Reconciliation
Driver Work Flow
Service Truck Dispatch
Service Truck Tracking
Truck Fuel app
android email app
Remote documents
Remote documents
Remote documents
Remote file transfer
modify trip configuration
Scale Locator
display HOS
display driver stops
display bread crumbs
DVIR create
OBD Diags
The M.I.L.E.S applications (35 Apps) include:

 
Driver Login/Logout (Team or Individual)
Road-Side Service & Invoicing
Driver <-> Dispatch Communications
Asset & Trip Modifications
Tablet <-> Server Uploads
OBD (engine) to Server Reporting
OBD On-Board diagnostic tool
Trip and Asset Configurations
Log Book Entry/Display/Transmit
Hours of Service Reporting
Vehicle Inspection Reports
Prior Log Book & Document Storage
Communications Monitoring
Inbound/Outbound Digital Document Transfer
Practical Routing & Audible "Heads-Up" Turn-by-Turn *
Digital Image Scanner **
Payload Reconciliation
Proof Of Delivery (POD) notification
Fuel Tracking & Reconciliation
Previous & Upcoming Stops Reporting
Electronic Driver Signatures
Scales & Weigh Station Locator
Internal Email/Messaging functions
GPS (Bread Crumb) Tracking
BarCode Scanning and Tracking
 

* Requires external SmartTruckRoute® API interface
** Requires external CamScanner® API interface

!! The Load Logistics® ELD Apps function in both Real-Time (connected) and Off-Line (disconnected) modes. !!

The following languages are currently supported on Android® ELD devices via the Google® TTS functions:
Bangla, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,
Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
 

LL-Connect (Mobile Asset Monitoring Tool)

The "LL-Connect " mobile app allows fleet managers, dispatchers and shippers to monitor the status of loads in the Load-Logistics system. This app, based on "Access Code", will display various real-time information regarding load and driver status.


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REMOTE DASHBOARD

The "REMOTE DASHBOARD" feature (shown below) allows the current vehicle status and readings to be transmitted to the server which allows management, dispatchers and other approved personnel to display the current status of available parameters from the vehicle.
The available parameters that can be displayed (if available on the vehicle) are also shown below.

** The REMOTE DASHBOARD is part of the ECM communications group **


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Currently supported and reported OBD parameters (if available) are:

 
Engine Total Hours **
Engine Idle Hours
Engine Serial Number
Engine RPM
Engine HorsePower
Engine Percent Load
Engine Torque Percent
Engine Avg Fuel Economy
Engine Instant Fuel Economy
Engine Fuel Rate
Engine Total Fuel Used
Engine Total Idle Fuel Used
Engine Coolant Level
Engine Coolant Pressure
Engine Coolant Temperature
Engine Oil Level
Engine Oil Pressure
Engine Oil Temperature
Engine Exhaust Temperature
Engine Exhaust Gas Flow Rate
Engine Intake Temperature
Engine Air Inlet Pressure
Alternator Voltage
Vehicle Odometer **
Vehicle VIN **
Brake Application Pressure
Cruise Control Status
Transmission Selected Gear
Transmission Current Gear
Transmission Oil Temperature
Transmission Oil Level
Transmission Oil Pressure
Fuel Level
Fuel Temperature
Water in Fuel Indicator
Accelerator Pedal Position
Vehicle Trip Distance
Battery Potential
Battery Cranking Power
Boost Pressure
Primary Brake Pressure
Secondary Brake Pressure
Lane Departure Left
Lane Departure Right
Diesel Particulate Filter Lamp
Diesel Particulate Filter Status
Vehicle Wheel Speed **
Active and Inactive Fault Codes
DEF Level
PTO Status
PTO Hours
PTO Shaft Speed
DPF Sensor Status
DPF Lamp Command
DPF1 Particulate Sensor
DPF2 Particulate Sensor
DPF1 Ash Percent
DPF2 Ash Percent
DPF1 Soot Percent
DPF2 Soot Percent
DPF1 Avg Time Between Regens
DPF2 Avg Time Between Regens
DPF1 Internal Temperature
DPF1 Sensor Regen Request
DPF1 Sensor Shutdown Request
DPF1 Sensor Detection Status
DPF1 Thermal Management Active
DPF1 Soot Load Regen Threshold
Lane Departure Left / Right
 

** = required by ELD Mandate
 

VEHICLE MONITORING SERVICE

The "Vehicle Monitoring Service" allows fleet managers to select from available OBD items to be monitored.

  The fleet manager(s) may configure:

the vehicle(s) to be monitored
the item(s) to be monitored for each vehicle
the low value and high value allowed for each item being monitored
and whether to notify the driver via pop-up message or notify the dispatcher or both.


** The VMS is part of the ECM communications group **
 



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"Monitors" can be created for any OBD parameters/items.
The most commonly monitored items are listed below.


 
Engine RPM
Engine Oil Level
Engine Oil Pressure
Engine Oil Temp
Instant Fuel Economy
Fuel Level
Fuel Temp
Engine Coolant Temp
Vehicle MPH
Brake Application Pressure
Cruise Control Status
Accelerator Pedal %
Engine Percent Load
Transmission Oil Pressure
Transmission Oil Temp
Engine Coolant Pressure
Lane Departure Left
Lane Departure Right
Water in Fuel Indicator
DPF Lamp Command
DPF1 Ash Load %
DPF1 Soot Load %
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank Level
Engine Exhaust Temp
Engine Coolant Level
 
 

SCAN-TOOL Android® Tablet Application

The "SCAN-TOOL" Andtroid® application (shown below) allows the driver to perform certain diagnostic functions from their device while on the road. These values can then be emailed and/or communicated to maintenance personnel, to enable limited remote diagnostics on the vehicle. This feature also allows the maintenance personnel to perform limited diagnostics on vehicles when located at the home terminal without the need to move the vehicle inside the shop.

** The SCAN-TOOL app is part of the ECM communications group **


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