One Foot Out Of The Door

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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If you can make it to 6 months, you will have a lot more potential doors open for you. But remember, you are the captain of your truck. You run it legally, and as safe as you possibly can. If your employer tries to bully you, record EVERYTHING, whether it is in writing or via phone. Take snap shots of your daily logs. It's always better to be late, then not at all. Keep a running record everytime they try to run you illegally. Cover your keister. In many cases, your experience, will have greater weight than your past felonies.

Turtle's Comment
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but can't DOT look deep enough into e-logs to see if they've been edited?

Say for instance you get into a horrible wreck and someone is killed. DOT looks into your e-logs and finds they've been edited, or falsified. Now you're on the hook for homicide, even if the accident wasn't your fault.

I wouldn't doubt they have the technology.

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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On elogs , every edit you make is recorded with an explaination. if logs dept prints out the entire record or faxes them to DOT it is in there.

by hitting the approve logs button or by signing a paper log, you are certifying the logs are correct. if you fail to approve the elog on a daily basis, this is a violation and can be ticketed.

DOT can go back 6 mos to search your logs for inconsistencies.

working for a smaller company puts you at greater risk for inspections at weigh stations. they kmow mom.amd pop outfits cant afford repairs at times. they know dribers new to elogs are going to violate.

this is a real predictament

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.

icecold24k's Comment
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Can't say that I blame you for wanting to leave. Seems to be a lot of shady things going on at your current company. I know sticking it out is a good thing to do but in this situation I am not sure. If you get into an accident and it involves injuries or god forbid a fatality and your log history gets audited it could end very badly for you. The only thing I can advise is to apply literally anywhere and everywhere you can think of. I truly do wish you the best of luck in your situation.

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