This article describes the format used to display the physical location of hours of service (HOS) events within the HOS mobile app and Fleet. In both the US and Canada, the format displays the location in relation to the nearest significant town or city.
How are HOS event locations displayed?
The US and Canadian ELD mandates require that physical locations of HOS events be displayed in a specific format that describes the location’s distance to and direction from the nearest significant city or town. This formatting is designed to protect commercial privacy.
Instead of displaying the full address of a location (including street name and number), locations are displayed in the following format:
- For example, "11 mi NNE CA Boron" (in the US)
- For example, "11 km NE Ottawa ON" (in Canada)
Where can you see HOS event locations displayed?
You can see HOS event locations in the following places:
- In the HOS app, when viewing event details from the Event List screen and HOS Chart screen.
- In the HOS app, when viewing event details in Inspector mode.
- In the HOS app, when claiming unidentified driving periods or reviewing carrier edits.
- In the HOS app, when manually adding an event location on the Location page during a status change or when adding or editing an event.
- In Fleet, when viewing HOS events, a driver’s event list, or unidentified driving.
- In Fleet, when running some ELD reports; for example, HOS Driver’s Daily Log reports and ELD Unidentified Driving reports.