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MCP50 Version CA1397R Release Notes

Hardware Requirements, Software Dependencies 

This release supports MCN CV90-JB424-100 and higher and is composed of the following software:

  • PAPI: 50.10.00
  • VIOP: 50.13.00
  • CoPilot® Truck™ (ALK): 9.64.787
  • Omnitracs Weigh Station Bypass provided by Drivewyze™ PreClear: 2.0.2
  • Mobile Data Capture: 1.0.216

Upgrade Procedures 

Most upgrades are done over-the-air. Both the firmware and the operating system are available for download on the Omnitracs Customer Portal (on the Support page, click Firmware/OS); refer to the Installation and Troubleshooting Guide for upgrade procedures.

Note: If after over-the-air upgrade your drivers notice that vehicle inspection reports are lost, have them record their reports on paper until the unit is upgraded.

Compatibility 

Compatible with Windows CE Operating System (OS) LT0033 or higher.

Note: Omnitracs suggests OS LT0038 or higher for best driver experience; this operating system is required to use the In-Cab Scanning, Mobile Data Capture, and Workflow 2.0 features.

Update Regarding ELD Compliance 

Omnitracs will be submitting an update to the ELD certification documentation provided on the FMCSA ELD Website to indicate that MCP50 CA1397R is the minimum ELD-compliant version of the MCP50.

The MCP50 CA1397R update includes corrections to ELD functionality that were necessary to comply with the U.S. ELD Mandate. Updating to this version of the MCP50 is required to maintain an ELD-compliant device. MCP50 versions previous to version CA1397R  are no longer considered ELD-compliant.

Please update your devices at your earliest convenience to ensure you are running MCP50 version CA1397R.

New Features and Enhancements

HOS Updates in Support of Revised FMCSA Rules

Several updates have been made in preparation for revised FMCSA Hours of Service rules that will take effect on September 29, 2020. The rules have been updated to allow greater flexibility for drivers without affecting their safety.

You can see the final rule on the FMCSA website.

Most of the changes described below will not require any action from drivers, and they will not take effect until the FMCSA changes begin on September 29. The information below provides an overview of the updates made to the IVG in support of the rule changes.

Updates to Sleeper Berth

OHOS 2362, 2363, 2364, 2365, 2366, 2367, 2368

The new FMCSA rules will affect Sleeper Berth requirements as follows:

  • Drivers using U.S. Federal Rules that allow them to split their 10-hour reset will be able to take their required 10 hours of off-duty time in two periods, as long as one off-duty period (whether in or out of the sleeper berth) is at least two hours long and the other involves at least seven consecutive hours spent in the sleeper berth. Neither qualifying period counts against the 14-hour duty clock.
  • If the new split sleeper rules are in effect, drivers in the U.S. will be able to check Will Pair SB in the Status tab of the Hours of Service screen so their available hours will be calculated using an optimistic view of available hours and they will be informed when they need to shut down according to sleeper berth regulations.

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  • The Passenger Rule will allow a co-driver to take a combination of Sleeper Berth time of at least seven consecutive hours and up to three hours riding in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle, either immediately before or after the Sleeper Berth time, amounting to at least 10 consecutive hours.
  • While the co-driver is still off-duty, the Change Status screen will remind the driver that the sleeper berth is required.

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For drivers in Canada, the system will continue to calculate sleeper berth time based on Canadian sleeper berth regulations.

Rest Break Changes 

OHOS 2393, 2394, 2395, 2396, 2397, 2398, 2400, 2345

Drivers using U.S. Federal rules will be able to take their 30-minute rest break while they are in any duty status other than Drive. In addition, they will only be required to take the rest break after eight cumulative hours of driving.

The qualifying 30-minute rest break can be a combination of any duty status other than Drive. Personal Conveyance and Yard Move will also qualify toward the rest break. On the Change Status screen, when the rest break clock has two hours or less remaining and the driver is not in a Driving status, a warning message will tell drivers how many minutes they have left before they complete their 30-minute rest break.

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Note: The modified warning message will not appear until the new FMCSA rules take effect on September 29, 2020. Until then, drivers will see the current message.

Additional Enhancements

  • In order to improve customer experience in the host and mobile, townships and cities with a population of less than 5,000 people have been removed from the city database.
  • In order for the eRODS system to properly interpret files transferred to the FMCSA, the engine hours field will no longer use a default number to occupy the data element field when it is missing or unavailable.

Known Issue

For drivers in the U.S., the Hours of Service rules engine will no longer grant the sleeper berth split if the driver exceeds either the 14-hour driving window or 11-hour maximum driving limits prior to the second period of Off Duty.

Fixes

Work Item Number Description
OMCPL-22579

Some devices were experiencing inconsistent odometer values. This issue has been resolved.

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