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Villain's Comment
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I am overnight here at the receiver for a 530AM delivery. Later today I will be on a different load. When I start my shift & fill out the form it won't reflect my status later today (origin, destination, etc.). What is the correct way to fill out the form when you're ending the day on a different load than you started?

G-Town's Comment
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Villain trying to understand what you are asking. "Forms" isn't a word typically associated with elogs. At least to me, implies paper. Maybe someone else can associate forms to elogs...I'm drawing a blank.

What system are you using? That would help.

I'd also suggest directing this question to your assigned driver manager or fleet manager. Although the overall elog process and requirements are consistent throughout the industry; specific reporting communication for things like empty calls, loaded calls, accepting the next load, destination arrivals, etc., is company specific.

Please refresh my memory, what company are you with? That would help us offer a better answer.

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.

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Does your Elog have a seperate tab labeled "Load"?

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.

Villain's Comment
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We use a free Android App - AORBD. The form asks information like Truck #, trailer #, there's a field for Shipping document #/Shipper Name/Commodity. Also Origin & Destination etc. You can have only 1 form per day, so I can't fill out a new form when my transit status changes.

About asking the boss, he's real informal about things like procedures. Which would be okay if it was him explaining his logbook to DOT/LEO not me!

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.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Villain's Comment
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I work for Tommy Freight out of Chicago. Small 10 truck company. We don't have Qualcomm or similar. When I get dispatched it is with a text message attachment of the broker, load, & stop information.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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That's the load tab. You'll need to update that when you finish one load and are dispatched on another. If you change trailers, drop and hook , you'll also need to update the load tab.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

PackRat's Comment
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That's the load tab. You'll need to update that when you finish one load and are dispatched on another. If you change trailers, drop and hook , you'll also need to update the load tab.

That's what I'm thinking.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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