So, how's your e-logs doing today ????

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I'll start. Drivers have been using Elogs for months as well as paper. No issues. Since Friday, I've had two drivers in violation everyday. We are with OmniTracs, paid for the extra to include auto border crossing switch over, well that hasn't been working since Thursday so one driver said "I didn't know I was over my 8 hours as my unit is still running MTO hours" ummmm what did you do before elogs. Simple math.
 

chica123

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This will be a learning process for all of us for sure. I hope the DOT inspectors take that into account. 1 minor error such as forgetting to sign or enter trailer number...whatever the case may be does not constitute an imminent danger to the public. I hope they have a period of grace for minor issues and work with the drivers. All in all, I believe drivers that like tech will like them. I know I do. What I don't like is that I logged on yesterday just to go over and over some things and try and become proficient and the driver's location at that time popped up . It was his day off. I don't like that at all. I will have to see if that can be fixed.
 

Michael Ludwig

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Yes, sorry. I should have clarified .. if you have an AOBRD/ELD but are in the process of "learning" it, you get a skate. If you don't have an ELD or are flagrantly disobeying the rules, your ass is grass.
 
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No issues in the US so far today (we've been using them for over a year and have been transitioning drivers over the last 6 months). But, had a driver go through the putnum scale today and told if he's using elogs he needs to have a sticker/decal on the door advertising that fact. Has anyone heard this is an actual law? I read through the HOS regs and saw nothing about it. They didn't fine the driver or anything but were quite insistant he should have something.
 

Michael Ludwig

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There's no law about that !!! That's just some lazy-ass MTO inspector wanting to know whether or not you have an e-log before he has to put his hat, coat, boots, and mittens on and walk outside.
If that were the case wouldn't every carrier ... US bound or not ... just put a "Peoplenet Equipped" sticker on their bunk ????
 

lowmiler88

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What I don't like is that I logged on yesterday just to go over and over some things and try and become proficient and the driver's location at that time popped up . It was his day off. I don't like that at all. I will have to see if that can be fixed.
Chica you have to account for all the miles on the truck now so you need to know where it is at all times whether it is a broker or not.
 
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chica123

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This is what I am thinking, MIke. Must be a way to change that setting. I guess we are all just learning as we go. All and all, I don't find it that bad and the drivers don't either. We don't do cross country runs though.
 

allfreight

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Just an fyi, We started drivers on E-Logs in July slowly moving them over. We hired Compliancy Plus to monitor our logs, our unassigned driver hours and be our 24/7 on call help line. It has been a great assistance to the drivers and to minimizing calls to us. Best decision of 2017.
 
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