ELDs encourage unsafe driving when uncontrollable delays occur.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by RunningAces, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Don't be stupid,you know exactly what I'm talking about.
    I'm not gonna waste my time explaining it.

    Hers the quick answer.
    Paper logs means anybody in the supply chain
    Can mercifully bend drivers table,
    Stealing their time, for free, without any repercussions.
    Got it.

    2 best things to ever happen in trucking.
    ELD'S , and old drivers dying off.
    Taking that old, work me to death for nothing mentality with them.
    And don't even waste your time telling me you got paid
    Dentention every time a customer screwed you at the
    Docks for 8 hour.
    You'd be lying and you know it.

    Why people keep complaining about E-logs is useless.
    The never going back to paper, so deal with it.
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  3. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Abbottstown PA
    On paper till I retire Elog makes no sense for my operation
  4. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    Kansas City, MO.
    I would say that is the laws and not the ELD. If the law would allow us to do the job safely and use our own judgment then it would be no issue. But then some dumb dumb would mess that up like I am sure they did already.
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  5. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

    Apr 25, 2021
    No way would I sit there for both of those scenarios. I be unplugging the unit and moving or logging off duty and driving as needed. The weather this time of year is one of the reasons I try to actually sit if I see bad weather coming to an area I may have a run for. I turned down so many good paying loads going to the DELMARVA area because of that storm a couple days ago. So glad I did too because 95 was a literal parking lot for days.
  6. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

    May 2, 2021
    Good. You do you, I'll do what works for me
  7. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

    Mar 15, 2021
    Hey Genius.. when I started years ago I was fully aware that when I bumped the chute if it took 30 mins to load or 2 hrs that is just the way it is.I knew exactly what that load was paying I also knew when I unwraped the rope and the door went it was time to go .. no crying about being tired or bad roads or the weather..or miles
    That was my choice to make when I back up and bumped the chute
    Sounds to me like you you feel like the path in life you choose was a little rougher than you where prepared for and Uncle Sam threw you a life preserver with ELD or maybe a log book was just to complicated for you to figure out
    Or may your just plain lazy ( thats my bet)
    by your S##### standards I'am 1 of those (old guys) with your so called ( work me to death mentality)
    I promise you 1 thing my choice in careers has not disappointed me even on my worse day so don't lecture me about how bad it was before E-LOGS
    You sure seem to carry a huge chip on your shoulder.. you post I quoted shows it.. thats too bad your life sucked so much before the magical ELD came about to save you from the fire & brimstone you preach about when running on paper logs
    Sorry for you misfortune & misery
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  8. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Light Load Member

    Feb 5, 2017
    Your experience is not everyone's experience.
  9. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2016
    Imagine whining about not being able to work over 70 hours in days, and drive more than 11 hours in 14 hours each day.

    Hey. If you ain't made it in 70?

    You ain't gonna make it. Lol

    Demand better jobs and hourly pay at a healthy rate, don't simp for giving away even more of your lives to a JOB. Jesus.
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  10. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Light Load Member

    Feb 5, 2017
    70 is more than plenty. I'd like to run half that like a normal person.
  11. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

    Nov 7, 2021
    B.C. Canada
    Ideally drivers would be allowed to choose. Those who want eld, please do so. But for the paper fans, do that.
    That is how it should be.
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