A Walk On The ‘Darkside’ - Working For A Small Company

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Eric G.'s Comment
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I'll just stay with my big company that has new trucks,good pay and most important of all great benefits!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Have things gotten any better Ldrship?

Susan D. 's Comment
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In my new truck which is on the ELD platform, I can do edits, however, I have to type in a reason with every edit... I suppose because DOT can see every one. In the 2016s and older, they're on AORBD until it's no longer legal and we can't edit squat on those, but dispatch or safety can. For instance last week I got caught up in a 3 hour traffic jam in Chicago. When it threw me "on duty' I entered in a remark that I was driving but in a traffic jam. I was about to call our logs compliance person to have her edit and show it as driving time, but apparently she saw it and changed my logs for me to reflect that I was actually behind the wheel (driving) even though I only went 3.6 miles in 3 hours. I could have crawled faster lol.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-one's Comment
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How's it going LDRSHIP? Im late to the party reading this thread. I actually have a spare air dryer that i had to get swapped out from this past winter. Not sure if it's salavagable or not otherwise id happily mail it over.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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It is going good. Air Dryer already fixed. A bunch of work got done during my hometime. I dropped the truck off at the mechanic shop my boss uses. On the positive side the shop is only like 10 mins from the in laws house. So the wife can visit with her family while waiting to pick me up..

@ Susan, I e-mailed my logs to myself. There is nothing indicating what I have edited or not. The only thing shown was the final product. Maybe I will activate the inspection mode and try e-mailing them and see what changes, if anything.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Waved at what I think was a yellow Coronado in the east bound rest area near New Baden IL at 5ish this morning.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Waved at what I think was a yellow Coronado in the east bound rest area near New Baden IL at 5ish this morning.

That was me!!!

LDRSHIP's Comment
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But at 5am I was still asleep with my curtains drawn. I didn’t get up until almost 6. 10hr wasn’t up until almost 0730

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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But at 5am I was still asleep with my curtains drawn. I didn’t get up until almost 6. 10hr wasn’t up until almost 0730

I was westbound, in shelby IA now waiting for loaded trailer to be done.

Garth M.'s Comment
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I moved to a 12 truck company, driving a 2006 pete pulling vans and flatbeds. I told my boss I wasnt a mechanic and left it at that, if I find something in an inspection or something comes up I let him know. So far they fix the defective and out of service stuff, smaller items may take a few weeks, like my airconditioner but thats been a month with only a few trips to Texas and Georgia so far. I miss my old larger company, newer well serviced equipment and better pay and they always managed to get me home on weekends. My new company manages to get me home a few hours before I have to reset, the good part is I live 5 minutes from the yard.

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