Should I get an eld?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by nitetride379x, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Well welcome to 2020, the new age of man-bun truckers where eld and insurance run the industry. I have omnitraxs and you can get by with some stuff but not much. If you want to run paper buy a glider truck.
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    the ELD neutering the truck when over hrs is set up by the truck owner/company.

    some companies don't do that.

    if it's your truck why would set it up that way.

    might want to research what exactly is involved with running an ELD.
     
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  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I thought dot set the hours. And the company abides by the hours.
     
  5. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Heavy Load Member

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    If you need it to be legal buy a simple device such as the Blue Ink Tech ELD. There are no subscription fees and it just records the basic info.
     
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    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    yes, the DOT sets the hrs.

    the companies set the ELD to alert company, derate or shoot driver for 1 second over.
     
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  7. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    It does with my uncle running 02 classic. Refuses to put one in. Even has a few recent clean Ny inspections lol
     
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  8. nitetride379x

    nitetride379x Bobtail Member

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    I refuse to let my truck live in the current era, you don’t want me running a b model gvt come take it
     
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