Including your odometer distance in your logbook entries is not required for every driver. Please read our article "Recording Vehicle Distance" to see if this is a requirement for your vehicle.

While only required for certain vehicle types keeping track of your odometer can be a personal preference for a lot of drivers. We suggest only "requiring" an odometer reading if the vehicle distance recording is required by law. The image on the left shows the Odometer required where as on the right is not required by moving the slider next to the odometer entry line.

If Odometer Is Not Required

If you have your vehicle saved like the image on the right then you won't be required to enter your odometer during every shift entry relating to a vehicle. However, you can always enter a vehicle distance when making entries if you would like to.

If you make a mistake during a driving related entry in your logbook and your shift is still open you can navigate to your logbook record by pressing the icon in the top right. Then hold your finger down on the incorrect distance entry until the specific entry opens. 

Then you can edit the distance and click Save


If you have ended your shift, all the entries are still editable in the Review page. As above hold your finger down on the incorrect distance reading until you are able to edit it. 

Note: If you don't notice the error until after you have locked the shift, you are no longer able to edit that record.

However, you can edit the odometer recording back to its accurate value when you start your next shift. 


If Odometer Is Required

If you have your vehicle saved like the image on the left then you will be required to enter your odometer during every shift entry relating to a vehicle. 

If you make a mistake during a driving related entry in your logbook and your shift is still open you can navigate to your logbook record by pressing the icon in the top right. Then hold your finger down on the incorrect until you can edit the record. 

In your entry record you can tap on the Odometer and edit the value to the true distance and then click Save. You'll now see it correct in your logbook record.

If the Odometer is required then the odometer entries have to keep increasing in value. If you try to make an entry and receive the errors like the one below you will need to follow the steps provided above to edit the previous incorrect entry. 

If you have ended your shift, with an incorrect entry you can edit it in the Review page. As above hold your finger down on the incorrect distance reading until you are able to edit it.

Note: If you don't notice the error until after you have locked the shift, you are no longer able to edit that record. Before you start your next shift you will have to edit your vehicle record.

Editing Your Vehicle Record


You can do this in the Logmate App by navigating to your side menu and clicking on vehicles

Select the vehicle you need to edit

And edit the odometer value to the correct distance and press Save


You can also do this in the Driver Admin by following the instructions in our "Managing Your Vehicle" article.


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