log books or elogs

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  1. tydebowl

    tydebowl Bobtail Member

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    i am starting out in the hotshot indusry and was wondering if i only just need paper logs or do i have to have an elog as well in my pick up to stay legal and also do i have to have a sleeper or can i just log off when i get to the hotel and do i have to have a trailer number even thoe its my own trailer
     
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    201 Road Train Member

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    I would have to think, anything you haul for hire, needs an elog. I can't believe paper logs even exist anymore.
     
  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    You need both. The electronic one should be the one you use all the time. You keep a paper one just in case the electronic one malfunctions. Many guys will try to pull that stunt, but the elog malfunctions really don't happen that much at all. Many hot guys don't think they need an elog but they better follow those guidelines. I knew a driver that got nailed on Knoxville I wanna say. He didn't have an elog in his truck. You don't want that ticket
     
  5. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    1996 379 my daily ride
    What’s an Elog??:rolleyes:
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    201 Road Train Member

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    Thank you,,,you know, you are probably old enough, we used to fold paper logs in half and slam them in the door to keep it from rattling. I was told, if asked for a paper log, it was better to say you lost it, rather than filled out incorrectly. I suppose in an elog, it would be best to pull the ground cable off,,:dontknow:
     
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  7. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    99 and under does not need E-Log. Use Off Duty while you at the Motel, or Sleeping in the Truck. Only use Sleeper Berth if you have a legal one. Not the best time to start a hotshot company. At the least wait until mid spring when freight “normally “ picks up.
     
  8. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    I preferred shop rags seemed to last longer
    And frankly the only thing my Dad&Grandad told me bout logs was
    “If they ask for it… tell em ya forgot it”
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  9. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    1999. I use paper logs.
     
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