Oilfield Elog Help

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Alfhin92, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Alfhin92

    Alfhin92 Bobtail Member

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    Greetings,

    It seems like the Elog Mandate is following my company (big FRAC sand hauling) as well. I just started, couple weeks ago. Normally we're just sitting 2-15,16 hrs before we off load sand. Company says Elog is coming and to get ready. Elog is going to cut down our daily trips from 1.5 - 3 to 1 a day.....Is it something that we all are going to have to accept or is there a chance President Trump will delay or etc? I mean it's Oilfield for F sakes! There are so many factors we can't control... I have faith in the trucking industry, but I'm unsure if there's going to be a future in this. I'm a company driver so percantage is low. I guess it's a waiting game huh... what do y'all think?
     
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  3. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Look at the exceptions there are in the regulations you can use pertaining to oilfield work. If that won't help, you could always get an older truck that would be exempt from the mandate.
     
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  4. Alfhin92

    Alfhin92 Bobtail Member

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    I'm a company driver. There's a '94 KW that was placed under Elog anyway. Worst case I'll just weather the storm and look for something else if Elog keeps me from making money ehh.
     
  5. FLHT

    FLHT Medium Load Member

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    What I have been seeing is if your an O/O and your truck is older than 2002 many company's will not lease on a truck that can not comply with the E-Log mandate. I am told their are GPS driven E-Log options that will do what your old truck will not.
    As far as oil field exemption goes unless your equipment is mounted to the truck you drive and you operate that equipment your not exempt. You must have 10 hours off before movement on a public highway. Your sand can is not exempt !
    I also have seen a few that use multiple log in numbers to get around the 11/ 14 hour clocks.
    I know of another that uses the bosses truck to load and drop trailer and his truck to drive and unload.
    Guess it will work until someone either rats them out or they get caught by DOT.
    Make money trucking ? I think them days are long gone.
     
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  6. J Man

    J Man Light Load Member

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    I refuse to do it, but my company has pushed us to log off-duty while we wait on location. Only helps if you wait over 10, then you just got your reset. This is with frac fuel and not sand so we are always on location longer than 10 hours.
     
  7. jpracer1

    jpracer1 Medium Load Member

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    If you dont log off duty you willbe out of your 70 in 3days,no reason not to log off duty
     
  8. J Man

    J Man Light Load Member

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    Until you are involved in an accident and they pull your time card (we are paid hourly) and see you've been logging off duty while you were working all day on the frac. Not a risk I want to take anymore. But yes, you burn through your hours pretty quick. We typically do a 16 hour day, then a couple 14's and then they have us on locals for the rest of the week to try and keep us on legal hours. Or we just pull straight frac duty where we shuttle in pickup trucks and don't drive the fuel truck off location, so we don't log at all.
     
  9. J Man

    J Man Light Load Member

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    Sorry, in your case the wait time is really wait time. So in your case, I'd log off duty when I got there. If over 10 you got a reset. Less than 10 and you still wouldn't be out anything for going off duty. But I imagine most of the time the waits are less than 10 so it doesn't help you out.
     
  10. ur2ez83

    ur2ez83 Light Load Member

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    Who do you work for? I used to work for thomas petroleum frac fueling.
     
  11. J Man

    J Man Light Load Member

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    Reladyne. Pretty much same company, really.
     
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