Landstar / EOBR

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Truck609, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Truck609

    Truck609 Light Load Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Well, I suppose the day is coming of EOBR's being mandated. I see now that LS is offering the unit and installation for free if you volunteer now as opposed to waiting for the mandate to go into effect. I was wondering if any of you are considering them or already have them, what your opinion is. Personally, I don't mind the "hassle" of paper logs as that is all I've ever known. I also enjoy not being "seen" so I'm wondering what some of you think the benefits are and also what the monthly subscription costs.

    The way I see it, I run legal anyway, so if it's going to be mandated in the near future and I have the opportunity to get the unit and install for free by volunteering early, I might as well do it and save a couple bucks, right?
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    You'll like logging on elogs a lot better than paper. Saves so much time and eliminates mistakes. Wonder who has the ability to edit, you or someone at Landstar?
  4. Cowpie1

    Cowpie1 Road Train Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Kellogg, IA
    I basically took that route with my carrier. I pulled my truck in one day about a year and half ago and said "let's not wait, go ahead and put the thing in". I figured with all the crying and whining going on about EOBR's and such, I might as well get some hands on with it and see for myself. Figured that if I didn't like it, I could move my truck somewhere else. Well, I am still there, and I have no desire to go back to paper. And I can edit things, other than the DRIVING line. And when I am not doing anything related to a dispatch or pulling a load, I can run around to get a bite, go home, or whatever on OFF DUTY DRIVING, so nothing goes against the clock.
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  5. pete1

    pete1 Heavy Load Member

    Might as well do it now,since,as you said, we are all going to end up having to anyway.
    I run legal as well, so I'm not that worried about it, but some people are going to be suddenly getting alot less miles. That ought to be interesting.......:biggrin_25523:
  6. Truck609

    Truck609 Light Load Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    I read something about the units having navigation and wi-fi. My GPS works great, but is a few years old...maybe the nav is a plus too? I wonder what the wi-fi portion of the unit means? Surely it's not what I think to use my laptop with and save me the $20 a month I currently pay for wi-fi internet access.
  7. Junkyard Johnney

    Junkyard Johnney Light Load Member

    May 27, 2012
    I have never been around these devices, now that you brought it up that was one of my questions; if I just bobtail down to the grocery or truck wash it has provisions for that activity without going against drive time? How does it know the difference? thanks for any help.
  8. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    i'd like to know that myself.

    since those things are automatically designed to log DRIVING the minute that thing moves.
  9. gravdigr

    gravdigr Road Train Member

    May 2, 2011
    Hollidaysburg, PA
    Having driven on paper, then eobr, then back to paper I personally will not go back to an eobr until I have no choice...Maybe it was just the eobr at my last company I didn't like since it had no "line 5" and it was like pulling teeth to get access to my previous logs come income tax time. And eobr really didn't save me that much time on paperwork.
  10. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    It can benefit you against a speeding ticket as well.

    Sioux City IA sent me a ticket in the mail for doing 66 in a 55.

    I had my company pull the qualcomm records and it showed me doing 56 in a 55 at the same exact location and time stamp as their camera.

    When I sent them that paperwork, there were a LOT of happy people in Sioux City as it proved their system was malfunctioning.
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  11. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    What happens when you run out of hours AT SHIPPER OR RECEIVER?? Do these devices come with an industrial pail of vaseline?? Everything else in this world is designed to be used and thrown away, no quality anymore, are they trying to make truckers the same??
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