ELD Went Mother-in-law

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BK's Comment
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Ha! Got your attention. ‘Going Mother-in law” is code for “giving me trouble”.

My Co-Pilot navigation app on my Omnitrac keeps freezing up as it counts down the distance to my next exit, etc. I can fix it by tapping the screen, then it adjusts to my current location. I have already missed 1 exit due to this problem. I have re-booted the Omnitrac but it still keeps freezing the screen.

Has anybody else experienced this issue?

PackRat's Comment
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Ours were all down for 48 hours late last week. The HOS functions worked, but nothing else. At precisely midnight on July 1, everything started working again.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dennis L's Comment
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Prime’s Omnitracs NaviGo goes out frequently. The HOS section usually stays up, but was also down the other day as PackRat noted.

I have a Rand MacNally backup GPS.

Sometimes the Omnitracs just shuts down. My freightliner has a battery kill switch by driver seat. I can turn that switch off and on to restart the Omnitracs

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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There is a company setting area on the unit. Ours shows up on the third screen. On the Settings it will list a threshold of time until the system shuts itself down, as well as a countdown timer for this. Keeping the ignition turned to the ON position will prevent this shutdown. However, I cannot run the APU if the key is selected to the ON position.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Theres a black button on the sides of our units that you can push and reset it. But the problem was an Ominitracs issue, not an individual company issue

My question to Bruce is .... WHY are you relying on the GPS to tell you where to go? You should have a written route and be reading signs.

When roads are changing such as I 69 in KY.... The old exit numbers were still in the system from when the road was a parkway.

Know your route. A missed exit could cost you 30+ miles in PA or NY

RealDiehl's Comment
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Omnitracs was acting up at my company toward the end of last week too. My unit was shutting down and restarting several times a day. Messages sent to/from units fleetwide were not being received. I even received a call asking for my location bc the omnitracs was not pinpointing my location. From some of the posts I've seen on other sites, people from many different companies were all posting about issues with their ELD's as well.

I guess it was some kind of issue with the software that affected all companies using that particular software.

BK's Comment
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Theres a black button on the sides of our units that you can push and reset it. But the problem was an Ominitracs issue, not an individual company issue

My question to Bruce is .... WHY are you relying on the GPS to tell you where to go? You should have a written route and be reading signs.

When roads are changing such as I 69 in KY.... The old exit numbers were still in the system from when the road was a parkway.

Know your route. A missed exit could cost you 30+ miles in PA or NY

To answer your question, I do write down the route. But that is my backup. I don’t want to pick up my notepad while I’m driving because I don’t like to be distracted. I prefer a glance at my navigation screen. And I do read signs, but only if they are in Spanish. Lol.

Talking about signs, I was on I86 yesterday and saw an official sign that is common for a hospital,,

Theres a black button on the sides of our units that you can push and reset it. But the problem was an Ominitracs issue, not an individual company issue

My question to Bruce is .... WHY are you relying on the GPS to tell you where to go? You should have a written route and be reading signs.

When roads are changing such as I 69 in KY.... The old exit numbers were still in the system from when the road was a parkway.

Know your route. A missed exit could cost you 30+ miles in PA or NY

I do write down my route as a backup. But I still want my Omnitrac to work properly. Don’t you want the same in your truck??

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ya made me laugh BK, reading your topic title, "Went mother in law" hahaha

My ex MIL was nice, she loved me. Even retained my divorce lawyer to divorce HER daughter lol. Me and the kids, even stayed with them at first..For 3 months, IN the ex's old bedroom,until I had money to get our own place again. I repaid her for her $$ help, it WAS a bit awkward, staying with her parents @ first lol

They all are gone now, her parents, brother, now her, so only her sister is left, who is married to my middle brother who drives for UPS

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I thought this was just an issue with our company. Mine started rebooting end of last week, then seemed to be fixed, then started again this week. Seems to be ok now

PackRat's Comment
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I thought this was just an issue with our company. Mine started rebooting end of last week, then seemed to be fixed, then started again this week. Seems to be ok now

Yep. Our Omnitracs did the exact same thing. Cleared up again early AM this morning.

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