Help With Paper Log Book

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Janet H.'s Comment
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Good Morning Ladys, I have a question for someone out there that maybe able to answer me. I am going into my second week of truck diving school, although I am very excited to complete the class and be able to move on into the world of trucking I am a bit confused about how to fill out a paper log. We did go over it in class but I am still unsure of my self in filling them out. Any place I am able to go and see samples of these log books? Thank You

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hi and welcome!

Check out the links below to help you understand the rules.

The High Road training program will show you graphs similar to the way you fill out the paper logs..

Most companies are on elogs now so using paper is occasional when software or hardware goes bad.

good luck

Learn The Logbook Rules (HOS)

High Road CDL Training Program

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Unlike elogs , paper logs are done in 15 minute increments.. it helps to use a ruler to keep things neatet. Simply flag each activity, such as pretrip/pti and the name of location where you are with straight lines between various on duty activities showing whether you are driving, in the sleeper, on duty not driving etc. Of course you'll add your name, any codriver, Company name, date, etc. If on paper, NEVER sign the log until you end that day. Update it at every stop. It's really not complicated. Like elogs, just log everything as you do it.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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