I Miss My Logbook

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by MooneyBravo, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. MooneyBravo

    MooneyBravo Heavy Load Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    Brunswick, Oh
    Samsara ELD devices are being installed on our trucks. Camera with artificial Intel mounts on window. It reads speed limit signs and makes a distinction between a complete stop and rolling stops. 6 miles over the posted speed limit and it starts adding time to your score card which will result in a higher CSA score for the company and the driver. We are now being discouraged from ANY time over all DOT clocks.
    I'm ok with the speed as I've always obeyed speed laws anyway. I hope it makes a big impact on all the speeding truckers out there. But grabbing 1 more hotel(car hauler) just to avoid a few minutes over the DOT clock sucks big time. Completely impractical when only going home.

    Only good change is it can be downloaded to any electronic device and loads way faster than Omnitracs. My question is, what about the other part of the problem? 4 wheelers. Shouldn't they be micro managed as well?
    I never thought that I'd say it. I miss my log book!

    Be interesting to see how the industry starts losing its drivers who won't put up with it.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  2. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    The great state of TN
    The industry wont lose drivers. What you have to understand is that trucking is all many people know. What else are they gonna do if it ain't trucking?
  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    That idiot 4 wheeler has the constitutional right to act like #######. You, being a federally regulated commercial truck driver do not have those same rights.
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    i just hammer down. dont really give the camera much thought
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  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    trucking is all people want to know. they did something besides driving a truck when they applied to drive. they just built there nest around the trucking job.
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  6. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Drive a truck it will be fun, the open road and the freedom from someone looking over you shoulder every day. The job sure has changed. Reading the speed limit signs and sounds little to much. All we need now is the computer to steer the truck.
  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    Do those cars buy gas in one state and then travel to another, that is now interstate commerce and can be regulated just like trucks. The "interstate commerce" clause was never meant to regulate the hours a buisness can operate, which is what hos is. The interstate commerce claus giving the feds power to regulate it was written to prevent Pennsylvania putting tariffs on tobacco from Virginia, not hours a buisness is allowed to operate.
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  8. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015
    I miss mine, too.
    I'm still 2,000 miles from home and I've already figured out I'm an hour short on my 70 of being able to make it.
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  9. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    ask my dispatcher
    I like to whine, A LOT. I might do that, if I'm NOT trucking.

    I'll whine about NOT trucking.
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  10. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    We also have a camera that reads speed limit signs... Or it tries to read the signs.

    If sign says 70 mph AND 45 min... It thinks the speed limit is 45. If it sees a white area with numbers in it (like the white around the state highway numbers in IA or IL) then it thinks that is the speed limit. Going past the scales without exiting the interstate, it thinks the speed limit is whatever is posted for traffic through the scales. I dont even pay any attention to it anymore... I already told safety that I'm not doing 55 through Chicago Land, I'm staying with the flow... Which is usually 60 to 65. Oh and it generally cant see the speed limit signs at night... Lol just another reason I can add to the list of why I prefer night driving.
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