Study Suggest That The ELD Mandate Causes Unsafe Driving Behavor.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I think taking the data from the first year after implementation will definitely not result in an accurate accounting.

It will take a few years for drivers to adapt.

G-Town's Comment
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And Chris, I'm very careful about information from that website. I can't spend five minutes there without it turning my stomach.

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One could say the same about this board..If one comes in here and makes a comment about Prime or Swift they are attacked like a rabid dog.

Then don’t come here anymore Dennis.

You won’t miss anything...and based on your previous posts, including several the website administrator deleted and edited, we won’t miss you either.

Dm:

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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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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One could say the same about this board..If one comes in here and makes a comment about Prime or Swift they are attacked like a rabid dog.

What we're doing here Dennis is helping people understand the trucking industry and formulate a strategy for getting their trucking career off to a great start. We are mentors. We're a classroom run by some of the kindest, most helpful, and knowledgeable professionals in this industry who have all reached the top level of driving with regard to miles, pay, and the responsibility they're given at their companies.

We are not a sounding board for the peanut gallery. We never were.

You've seen the other trucker's forum. I'm sure you've read through comments on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. If you allow anyone to say anything they like, 95% of it will be useless garbage filled with lies, misinformation, personal attacks, or sensationalistic nonsense in an attempt to drum up attention, start a fight, or promote an agenda.

If you go to a University and spew nonsense in a classroom you will be shot down, not only by the students, but of course the teachers, and you will not likely be allowed back if it continues. We're no different. We won't let anyone mislead the people who come here because they intend to take full personal responsibility for the outcome of their career and they have every intention of becoming Top Tier Professionals in this industry. They want genuinely helpful opinions and honest facts to help them understand the industry and prepare for the start of their career.

So Dennis, you now have the attention of a large group of the top professionals in the industry whom you've just criticized for the way they mentor new drivers. Would you care to enlighten us with your knowledge of the trucking industry? Please offer us something that will help cast a light on where we've gone wrong with our teachings and help us make this website better, won't you?

You have the floor. Let's hear what you have to say.

Michael S.'s Comment
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And Chris, I'm very careful about information from that website. I can't spend five minutes there without it turning my stomach.

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One could say the same about this board..If one comes in here and makes a comment about Prime or Swift they are attacked like a rabid dog.

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Then don’t come here anymore Dennis.

You won’t miss anything...and based on your previous posts, including several the website administrator deleted and edited, we won’t miss you either.

Spot. On. Like usual Gtown!

Dm:

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.
Mik D.'s Comment
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That seems to some odd conclusions. They used a small sample and yes of course there were an increase of service violations the paper log cheats are now getting caught. As for the increase in accidents there could be no cause or collation or it could be the cheats being more reckless since they have to play by the rules of service.

That site seems to be the home of the super trucker in my untrained/experience opinion.

Brett is the only super trucker I know of:)

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Rob T.'s Comment
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One could say the same about this board..If one comes in here and makes a comment about Prime or Swift they are attacked like a rabid dog.

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What we're doing here Dennis is helping people understand the trucking industry and formulate a strategy for getting their trucking career off to a great start. We are mentors. We're a classroom run by some of the kindest, most helpful, and knowledgeable professionals in this industry who have all reached the top level of driving with regard to miles, pay, and the responsibility they're given at their companies.

We are not a sounding board for the peanut gallery. We never were.

You've seen the other trucker's forum. I'm sure you've read through comments on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. If you allow anyone to say anything they like, 95% of it will be useless garbage filled with lies, misinformation, personal attacks, or sensationalistic nonsense in an attempt to drum up attention, start a fight, or promote an agenda.

If you go to a University and spew nonsense in a classroom you will be shot down, not only by the students, but of course the teachers, and you will not likely be allowed back if it continues. We're no different. We won't let anyone mislead the people who come here because they intend to take full personal responsibility for the outcome of their career and they have every intention of becoming Top Tier Professionals in this industry. They want genuinely helpful opinions and honest facts to help them understand the industry and prepare for the start of their career.

So Dennis, you now have the attention of a large group of the top professionals in the industry whom you've just criticized for the way they mentor new drivers. Would you care to enlighten us with your knowledge of the trucking industry? Please offer us something that will help cast a light on where we've gone wrong with our teachings and help us make this website better, won't you?

You have the floor. Let's hear what you have to say.

Is this the same Dennis as a couple years ago that went by the name Greatest truck driver on earth ? I remember some guy threatening to post alot of your personal information.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Is this the same Dennis as a couple years ago that went by the name Greatest truck driver on earth ?

I have no idea. It shows he just joined the site a short time ago but that doesn't tell us if he rejoined and started a new account.

PackRat's Comment
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Dennis B. is batting 1.000.

NeeklODN's Comment
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I love this site. Truth above all else.

I too read the article and thought it may be a bunch of foohey. Way too quick to come to such conclusion.

Chris L's Comment
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I've been surprised at this study. Not so much by their conclusions, but by how quickly they came to them. The transition wasn't very well executed and there's still a lot of people fighting it. There will need to be a good many years of data to come up with a realistic idea about any safety correlation with ELDs. I honestly never realized they were attempting to improve safety. I was always under the impression it was for compliance to the rules.

And Chris, I'm very careful about information from that website. I can't spend five minutes there without it turning my stomach.

I read the article and thought it was an interesting topic to post on TT and generate discussion. I'm not real sure how this website / newsletter got my email address - I can only assume that since I'm enrolled at NTTS and follow them on Facebook. My Facebook newsfeed now has become filled with adds from different Trucking companies and I have filled out a couple of request for information for companies that I have an interest in. So my email address is out in the ether so to speak if I get allot of emails pertaining to the trucking industry now I guess it's allot better than regular spam emails I receive telling me that I'm in dire need of Male enhancement!!!!….. lol

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