Do all ELD's show On Duty no matter what?

Discussion in 'ELD Forum | Questions, Answers and Reviews' started by Whatagal, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Never seen or heard of one that does without user input. So no, an ELD will not simply switch to On Duty for no reason.
     
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Definitely a wise move not to get into split sleeper. I did it a few times before the most recent change. I love it, but if you don't understand the basics, it's bound to get real confusing.
     
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  4. '88K100

    '88K100 Medium Load Member

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    My ELD been using a few weeks. Once logged on you have to log off when you want or otherwise it will keep you on duty. Not a issue for me as my run is only 450 miles, no stops, no drops
     
  5. MTN Boomer

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  6. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Heavy Load Member

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    Mine did more than once and I think it's a common occurrence I've heard of people being sitting in the sleeper truck be off and it would go from off duty to on duty cuz it's not a remote event
     
  7. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    What ELDs are we talking about? Some are barely functional and cheap to appeal to those who can't afford or refuse to pay for established quality.
     
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  8. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    That so many drivers do not understand the hours of service does not put the blame on the ELD for following the rules.
     
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  9. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Heavy Load Member

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    Omnitracs is not cheap, but to expect anything that is electronic not to make a mistake or break or quit working it just being naive
     
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  10. sealevel

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    I'm not sure if the driver understands HOS or the equipment is bad. Sounds like a pretty good deal if you work hourly.
     
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  11. Tb0n3

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    Yeah. I don't think it's been properly made clear to the OP yet, but the HOS gives you 14 hours on duty when you first start your day after a 10 hour break. That 14 hours is always counting down whether you take a break for 4 hours of 9. It will keep counting until 14 hours since your last 10+ hour break was finished then put you in violation if you drive after that is up. Only a 10 hour break gets you more time (ignoring split logs).

    As an example say you started at 0600 and then drove until 1200. Then you took a 4 hour break to shop of get a haircut or what have you. Your clock still stops at 2000 since that is 14 hours from 0600.

    Though if a plain reading of the OP is to be believed and all off duty time kills your 70 then there's something severely wrong. I wouldn't really expect that from omnitracs though so who knows.
     
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