How long do you keep your logbooks?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by BigJDub, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. BigJDub

    BigJDub Light Load Member

    May 26, 2011
    Crescent City, Ca
    How many years do you keep your logbooks around? I know I should at least hold on to it for the current year for taxes but how long after that before you can chuck them.

    I'm doing some spring cleaning and want to clear some space out. I have all my books that I ever filled out.
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  3. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    why no keep them all?

    I have every one i've ever filled out, 2008- current, i'll never get rid of them.

    American Trucker
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  4. outerspacehillbilly

    outerspacehillbilly "Instigator of the Legend"

    May 28, 2009
    The Who's Your State
    Till I run out of hours then start a new one! :biggrin_2559:

    As long as you want I guess no need to really.
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  5. flood

    flood Road Train Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    i have all of them going back over 8 years. and an IRS audit can go back alot longer than JUST THE LAST YEAR.....!!
  6. Svoray

    Svoray Medium Load Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    This, an IRS audit can go back 5-10 yrs...maybe more. Anyhow, I've known guys who still have every log book they filled out even though now being retired. I plan on keeping at least around 10yrs worth.
  7. YankeeTexan

    YankeeTexan Light Load Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Houston, Tx
    I keep everything for 10 years. Have 10 nice boxes in my home office. In Jan I tossed all the 2000 stuff and relabeled the box 2011. Plus we are now on E-logs so every 3 months I just download them all and save the file. (a whole year is only about 1mb)
  8. Bazerk Wizz Bang!

    Bazerk Wizz Bang! Medium Load Member

    I am a company driver. 9 days then then they go by by, no more! The company I work for keeps records for my taxes. Even takes out my taxes every paycheck so I dont even have to pay taxes myself. Do my taxes every year like I am sposed to its bulletproof! Unless they discover income I have that I aint sposed to that would be a problem, like I said its bulletproof.
  9. diesel_weasel

    diesel_weasel Medium Load Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Rochester, MN
    I plan on keeping mine till I'm dead. Its funny how when you look at them, even from 5 years ago or more you can remember almost everything you did that day (i can anyway)
  10. Omniscient

    Omniscient Light Load Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    The lost Highway
    I keep all of mine in a box. Figure why the hell not.
  11. groundpounder

    groundpounder Road Train Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    A couple months at the most then they got pitched.....

    The only reason they stayed around that long was the log dept at Landstar was notorious for losing logs then blaming the driver for not turning them in..
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
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