Signing eld logs everyday, even off duty?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by LTLdreamin, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. LTLdreamin

    LTLdreamin Light Load Member

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    Hey guys, I have a question. The company I just leased to wants me to sign my eld logs on the keeptruckin app every single day, even when on vacation they want me to log into the app and sign that I was off. Is that even necessary by law? I can remember when I had a truck mounted Qualcomm, I would just certify everything when I got back into the truck after being off for a weekend or a whole week. Any specific law about certifying logs while on vacation?
     
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Not everything is a matter of law/regulation. Companies also have policy they want complied with. "Sign everyday" could be company policy. It could be some clueless office moron in the company just parroting a phrase without regard to the regs and not interested in the regs.

    You can try explaining that the regs don't require the driver certify his logs every day as that day occurs, but the regs require every day of logs be certified. If you were unconcious in the hospital for a month you could sign your off-duty logs when you wake up and return to duty.
     
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    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Most stringent regulation iirc is logs to be sent in be no more than 3 days old, but that is specifically targeted at chronically offending companies, if your company is that bad on compliance already, there will be other signs.

    Just come back after vacation and certify/sign then, if they have a problem with that, ask for compliance officers personal cell and call them to say "im signing it now" every single day including THEIR days off.
     
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  5. LTLdreamin

    LTLdreamin Light Load Member

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    Hahaha that is such a good idea!
     
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