Using ELD to report green light at DOT scale and results of Cat scale?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by blindsidebacker4life, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I never.

    That's frivolous and piles of unnecessary make work BS accounting to your elders in the company office.

    They don't get a #### thing. We got a green light? Great. Used a cat scale properly? Excellent. Not a word to anyone.

    Micromanagement is all the rage in that stupid company filling the qualcomm with all those nicky picky stress inducing time wasting messages.

    A long time ago I ran for a outfit that did that. The telephone version before there was a internet. I started logging on duty when returning calls. Added up to several hours daily. They eventually asked me WTF is this on duty ####? I told them leave me alone on the stupid make work phones until I get to the customer and am empty.

    Blessed silence. I moved onto another outfit right quick.
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  3. SteerTire

    SteerTire Road Train Member

    Nov 5, 2018
    Behind the wheel
    I’m with you on this one. Stupid SOB’s want that type of control, it will be on line 4 every time.

    I get paid for all line 4 ;) That BS would stop real quick.
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  4. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    He's not talking preps. He's talking about going over the scales. If he had prepass they know the weight.
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  5. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    They want you to pull over and send a macro every time you get the green at a scale, not the Prepass, correct? Or do you type this on the QC as your going down the road?
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  6. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    If some trucking companies paid drivers the money they are paying these safety managers to micro manage their under paid drivers, the industry would be a much better place. Pre-pass companies send a report of green and red light activity, and there is no reason to ask drivers to send a macro.
  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Your Town, USA
    If it's Prepass, it's a seperate unit, so a Peoplenet won't know anything about it. If it's the Drivewyze app on the PN, then it will.

    as far as DOT scales, my company doesn't ask us to note it or log it unless we're pulled in and inspected. But when we use CAT scales, they ask us to go on line 4 since you get a receipt, and we charge it to our fuel card thru the CAT app, so it's a time stamped transaction. It only adds a minute or two to my day on the rare occasion I actually scale a load, so I don't argue about it.
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  8. Paddlewagon

    Paddlewagon Light Load Member

    Sep 17, 2017
    Llano Estacado
    I don't/won't work for an outfit with electronic babysitters(QC,Peoplewhatever etc etc.....)
  9. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    My advice to OP: keep your promise to Andy.

  10. Tombstone69

    Tombstone69 Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    Jersey shore
    That was great.
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