Motive Driver e-logs. The new wild west?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Ducktart, Jun 21, 2022.

  1. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Just tell the DOT officer that you thought it was like paper logs. You can just change it as needed to fit your driving record. Ha Ha
     
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  3. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    If its not connected to the eld dongle/you arent assigned to one by your company then yes, it functions as you (ducktart) say. Its basically a paper log on your phone.

    On the other hand, as siinman says, when attached to the ecm dongle. drive is unable to be editted, and much more. Any edit will be tracked and each start and stop of the engine, a single day can be as bad as 5 or 6 pages just to read through the eventlog
     
  4. Ducktart

    Ducktart Light Load Member

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    I have no idea. I'm new to this. I was always using peoplenet or qualcomm before which were attached to the truck. I drive for a smaller company (14 drivers). Said they haven't had any problems with DOT, you just hand them the app on your phone and they email the logs to themselves from the app. Maybe they don't actually check if it's connected to the truck or something

    could be some kind of oversight/loophole. I don't plan on running illegally. I just thought that everyone's app was like this
     
  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Open the app and scroll to the bottom. Does it look like this?
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  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    How old is your truck/engine model year?
     
  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    And if your J1939 pin gets a loose connection from a big boot bumping it, it puts a red dot.

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    See ELD red dot.
    says lost engine hour synchronization, but it still counts drive time. :(
    I’m 93 mile from destination, but i’m legally unsafe to drive.
     
  8. Ducktart

    Ducktart Light Load Member

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    2018
     
  9. Ducktart

    Ducktart Light Load Member

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    Nope
     
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  10. tlalokay

    tlalokay Medium Load Member

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    Ducktart will have problems in some states with some troopers who check if the ELD is synching with the ECM/odometer. It will count as a violation but not OOS. I don't know how closely the DOT follows carriers who are non-compliant in this manner. Doesn't seem like many states crackdown on this type of non-compliance.
     
  11. Siinman

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    Better get it hooked up or you will have some big problems with DOT if they pull you over. Or move to a company that is legit. wonder what the CSA scores are and how many times they have been hit.
     
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