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Sno-boy's Comment
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Realizing ELD is drawing nearer daily, I am driving "on call" so I paper log. Is there any rule your paper log needs to be stapled together? Right now mine is 8 previous days loose leaf on a clipboard (out of a previously log that had been stapled.) If the staple marks are an issue, what if they had no staple marks (2 small holes top middle and bottom of pages?) I am thinking such as copier made log sheets. Thanks for input.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big T's Comment
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No you are just required to have the current log plus the previous seven days. At Swift we have loose log sheets in a binder. We only use them if our Qualcomm goes down.

Realizing ELD is drawing nearer daily, I am driving "on call" so I paper log. Is there any rule your paper log needs to be stapled together? Right now mine is 8 previous days loose leaf on a clipboard (out of a previously log that had been stapled.) If the staple marks are an issue, what if they had no staple marks (2 small holes top middle and bottom of pages?) I am thinking such as copier made log sheets. Thanks for input.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Sno-boy's Comment
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Thank you, as a "newbie" shall we just say "I have issues" and need to start over at times. 😀

No you are just required to have the current log plus the previous seven days. At Swift we have loose log sheets in a binder. We only use them if our Qualcomm goes down.

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Realizing ELD is drawing nearer daily, I am driving "on call" so I paper log. Is there any rule your paper log needs to be stapled together? Right now mine is 8 previous days loose leaf on a clipboard (out of a previously log that had been stapled.) If the staple marks are an issue, what if they had no staple marks (2 small holes top middle and bottom of pages?) I am thinking such as copier made log sheets. Thanks for input.

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Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott's Comment
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When I got my truck it did not have People Net (Our on board computer) in it. I had to be on paper. I couldn't do it. I found an app called Keep Trucking. Kept my logs on my phone, like elogs and was able to email them to our logs department. Just an idea.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Sno-boy's Comment
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Is this accepted by the various state DOT officers ?? So you pull it up on your phone and send or show it to them ?? Thanks.

When I got my truck it did not have People Net (Our on board computer) in it. I had to be on paper. I couldn't do it. I found an app called Keep Trucking. Kept my logs on my phone, like elogs and was able to email them to our logs department. Just an idea.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Big Scott's Comment
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You can show and send the logs. I just left it pulled up on my phone.

MyNameGoesHere's Comment
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While in Swift's training academy they teach us and have us fill them out daily and every new class there's someone who questions it, some more so than others. This is that prime example they give of why we need to know how to.

I personally am glad they teach it. I am a huge advocate for technology and love everything it gives us but, I will also be the first to speak up about how it ruins people. People can become so reliant on technology that when it fails no one knows what to do.

How many clerks behind a counter can give you correct change if their register fails or they accidentally put in the wrong number that you gave them? How many people get lost when their GPS fails and have no signal to call anyone and don't know how to read a map?

Just food for thought. Especially with log books which are a must and electronics are prone to failure. This is just my opinion anyway.

Sno-boy's Comment
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Thanks Big Scott

You can show and send the logs. I just left it pulled up on my phone.

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