E-Logs

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Young Gun's Comment
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How can I use elogs to my advantage like save time on my clock and that way iam able to run more miles?

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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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You have the ability to log in blocks of less than 15 min. Example: you only spend 11 min refueling. You saved yourself 4 mins. On paper you would have to log a full 15 mins.

The biggest disadvantage to e-logs is the inability to lie. Sure you have access to the edit feature. But you can only edit what hasn't been approved yet. Most companies want you to approve your logs at least so often. That and companies will block out the ability to edit certain statuses. Namely the drive line.

Errol V.'s Comment
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How can I use elogs to my advantage like save time on my clock and that way iam able to run more miles?

If you are waiting for almost anything, do your waiting as Off Duty. This includes waiting to be loaded/ unloaded. But be sure to log time for doing paperwork and getting into and out of a dock. This might take 15-20 minutes at a stop.

Fuel lane: if you have to wait at a congested fuel lane, stay On Duty as you wait for about 15-20 minutes, and mark that as "fuel". Then switch to Off Duty for the rest of your wait, including actually fueling (you logged that a few minutes ago).

The days of creative paper logs are almost gone.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you are getting unloaded in the customer the 14 hour clock is still ticking away. Sometimes it makes more sense to park at the customer for a full break then roll out. And..if they took too long, then you are getting detention pay for part of your "break".

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