E-logs and Reality

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Red Hot Mess, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. LogsRus

    LogsRus Log it Legal

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    You are exactly right on the money:biggrin_25514: No jokes, I love this attitude because it's possible to make a living legally, it just takes planning and if something happens notify the dm/customer asap and usually this can be adjusted. If you do not have the hours to arrive comfortably, you should not take the load or relay it.
     
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  3. LogsRus

    LogsRus Log it Legal

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    curious, did you call your log dept and ask if you still had to do the paper log? What did they say?
     
  4. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You don't have to fill out the paper log, just have a blank one with you in case the computer in the truck craps out. OP was just being a smart A.
     
  5. LogsRus

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    Oh, I thought he might really think he had to keep both. I had many drivers think they did to but we said it was temporarily for them to get adjusted or to call us in a few days..
    Yes you must always keep "blank" logs just incase :) Thanks
     
  6. BigJim1937

    BigJim1937 Medium Load Member

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    High jacked the hubbies laptop again. Just wondering how many here remember a time when there was no logbooks, or when log books first came to being and were used for purposes other than keeping track of HOS. I remember each and every time I can do a really nice long load trip but don't have enough hours and have to turn it down. I have been audited for a full 6 months of records. Lucky me huh they pulled my name out of a hat. That is exactly what happened they selected 15 drivers at random from 80 drivers to audit at the firm. We then went to elogs and they have now had 3 months to compare. Had no violations the first time have not had any violations since.
    The only thing that is different now instead of getting out a pen, a ruler and a 2 copy book of log pages all I do is get the keyboard, and type. I do have one complaint keyboards can be hell on finger nails can they possible do it as a voice command program and save on the manicure bills. Been said many times you run for a good company then you dont have to worry about doctoring your logbooks, simple really.
     
  7. Cowpie1

    Cowpie1 Road Train Member

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    I doubt that anyone on here or most people even alive remember when log books were not used. The original HOS went into effect in 1939. I sure don't remember 1939 very well, being born in 1957. Go to a VFW and check with remaining WWII vets. Someone there may remember when they had to start doing a log book for HOS.
     
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