Finally happened, ELD and over on my drive time.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Sportster2000, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    I lost an entire day because mine through me on drive for 8 seconds.....7 hours into my 10.
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

    Aug 27, 2017
    There is leeway, just not with your company maybe. My company (me) cares not a bit about ELD. I use PC when needed but I don't abuse it and I have used the 'emergency conditions' exemption about 5 times since I got an ELD. Just like Brandt said above it gets you out a jamb, legitimately. If your company doesn't honor this then they are backing up.

    By forcing you to take a 10 so close to home they are costing you productivity and general job satisfaction, not to mention costing you both money.
  4. Sportster2000

    Sportster2000 Road Train Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Next time I’m going to leave a night earlier to make the run and they are going to buy a nice dinner and drinks for me. My company use to not care much. Then corporate came in and now they are cracking down on some stuff but not all of it. If I were a contractor they would t care that I don’t even log on and use the ELD, but employees they do.
  5. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Going Tarpless

    May 19, 2011
    I actually looked at doing that. But the dang things will rat you out because they see that there has been miles put on the truck. Friggin electronics!
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  6. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

    Mar 18, 2021
    St Malo mb
    I’ve done a tire check on duty . It’s not my fault I didn’t get going fast enough to trip it back to driveline. Least not till after the pinch point anyway
  7. striker

    striker Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Denver, Co
    Ran out of hours 8 miles from the office, in an area where my only option would be to stop in the middle of the lane and take my 10, I decided to drive to the office, company didn't care, ELD provider told my boss they see it happen all the time, their advice is to notate the log, on both the driver and company end to protect us in an audit.
  8. Deadwood

    Deadwood Medium Load Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    I was once put out of service in a random stop because the slack adjusters were 1/2 inch looser than allowed. By law, you have to receive training to adjust the brakes, training which my company didn’t offer.

    I lost a $4,500 safety bonus because of that.
  9. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Couldn't you have taken it to a TA or something?
  10. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

    Feb 21, 2018
    That's why I don't believe in these bonuses. Companies promise bonuses to get drivers at the door and when they have enough drivers they start cutting bonuses or maintenance. Drivers quit, time to hire new drivers. Rinse and repeat.
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  11. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    No law says they have to train you to adjust brakes. But the DOT doesn't have to let you adjust them if you don't have a card from your company saying you have been trained in brake adjustment and that you are allowed to do so. Found that out from a DOT at the Limon POE. Had to call the TA to come down and adjust the brakes because my company at the time didn't want the drivers doing brake adjustments so I didn't have that card.
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