For Those Who Went From Paper Logs to Electronic

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Raiderfanatic, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. RBPC

    RBPC Short & Sassy

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    The "No more half ### job from load planners." is the key sentence I'm focusing on here! They plan you better, or you're telling them what for, if they try and send you a load that will screw that all up?
    It can only benefit the not only the driver, but the company too! They need to get on the customers and make accommodations for the drivers or pay for hours lost!


     
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  3. RBPC

    RBPC Short & Sassy

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    YOU ARE FORTUNATE! Nice runs!

     
  4. EZX1100

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    lets say elogs are better, how so? if you run legal, then elogs are no better but the same
    if a dispatcher was "making" you run 1,000 miles a day, that was not the fault of paper logs, but your fault for allowing someone else to drive your truck for you (which you are basically allowing with elogs)

    as far as shippers and receivers holding you up, that too has nothing to do with elogs, but however you decided to log that time

    so what exactly is better? NOTHING
    what is wrong? you lose any control about yourself and your right to liberty. you are chained to the truck. if you have a window to get loaded and the shipper says, it will be 10 hours, i can go to the movies, dinner, breakfast and come back, YOU are stuck

    If you are 20miles from home, you are stuck, i am not
     
  5. tommy36years

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  6. tommy36years

    tommy36years Light Load Member

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    They are ok, This new system is suppose to make everyone that they have to drive legal now, It is a control thing but it makes the highways safer now due to that fact
     
  7. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    the highways are safer because instead of a man driving when he is rested and resting when he is tired, he now has to race against a clock for 14hrs a day

    a friend of mine used to be able to stop, eat lunch and talk for about two hours, now he says he cannot stop EXCEPT after is 14hrs, he is more stressed and less rested

    o, he DEFINITELY gets a 10 hour break, but our bodies are not mechanical, you can get tired during the day, or you can have lots of energy at the end of 14 hours since the time you started your day

    like i said, if your major applause is that elogs make you run legal, you could have done that without a machine telling you to do so
     
  8. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    you could have done that with paper logs
     
  9. tommy36years

    tommy36years Light Load Member

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    good point, Could t said it better myself, Take care
     
  10. tommy36years

    tommy36years Light Load Member

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    I think on e-logs that you cant drive past your 11 hours, the 14 hour rule don't make sense to me when i leave a shipper i use to log 1 hour now I cant, Then all you can do is drive your 11 hours and call a day i guess, Good point tho
     
  11. MNdriver

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    E-logs forces time management onto the driver and dispatcher(company). It does nothing to address the issue of unreasonable detention at shippers or receivers.
     
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