Yes...stupid question

Discussion in 'ELD Forum | Questions, Answers and Reviews' started by superscooter, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. superscooter

    superscooter Light Load Member

    I forgot to log off and certified logs. I cant edit of course. I admit..i dont carry paper logs in case. I deliver walmart dedicated in state. My warehouse is 2hrs away. I told my them my issue. THEY said drive here then get papers. Um....pretty sure thats illegal. No log to show if needed. Legal or not?
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  3. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

    Jul 14, 2018
    Henderson, NV
    I don't understand the issue. If you are still legally able to drive according to your HOS, just proceed as normal. Then, re-certify.
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  4. superscooter

    superscooter Light Load Member fault, i was hurrying my question. Im off friday and saturdays. I do my 34 reset then. I forgot to go off duty when i got home. When i went to leave tonight i certified my logs...then realized oops. I need to call out log department monday so they can fix. In meantime i need to do paper. I didnt have any. My dispatch said its here and get paper logs(2hr drive). I no, pretty sure i cant drive without paper ones at least. Ive never needed paper. Yeah, i know how to do.i was just asking to confirm my thoughts.
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  5. BM 58

    BM 58 Light Load Member

    Jun 25, 2019
    Most fuel stops still have paper log books that you can purchase. Go get one and complete your trip. When you get back to your yard they can fix the log for you.
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  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    first the walmart transportation office that handles outside dedicated drivers dont deal with your logs. second they dont hand out any paper logs to anyone. 3rd as a dedicated walmart driver. you just tell them your time you have on your hos. so you must be a company driver like swift, us express etc. yall must have a account with a gro dc. like yall run reefer trailers for them.
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  7. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    In this case I think (someone correct me if I’m wrong) using paper logs would still technically be illegal anyway as you can only use paper as a backup if your eld crashes. This wasn’t an issue with the eld but simply driver error. But honestly if it were me, I’d probably just roll with it and let the safety dept. figure it out. It will give them something to do lol.

    For future reference, we are required to carry a paper logbook as a backup. Not sure what the punishment is if you get caught without one, probably some stupid fine or 10 years hard labor... who knows. But as stated above, generic paper logbooks are available at every truckstop. You will just have to manually write in your company’s info, address, etc.
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  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    There are no stupid questions, not here anyway.
  9. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

    Oct 18, 2018
    Always carry paper logs
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  10. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Upstate NY
    How does the OP not have the DOT required by law paper logs on board?
    I have been through road side inspections before and have been ask to show them to the officer?
  11. Hayfieldmn

    Hayfieldmn Light Load Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    You can't even drive anyplace on paper logs or not without paper ones in the truck so you have been illegal all along, don't see the big deal.
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