What Happens To Your License If You Get An ELD Violation?

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Brian M.'s Comment
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So if I understand correctly they are not running ELDs until Saturday?

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Nope, not in the 3 newly leased tractors. Was told that Saturday was the earliest they could get the company out to install them. So now those drovers are running back roads avoiding scales. Just a matter of time before they get busted again.

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How many trucks does this outfit have?

Very small company in regards to numbers. Just 5 tractors and 2 tandem straight trucks that run ELDs. They also have 2 more single axel straight trucks but they stay within the 100 air mile radius. One pickup and a display flatbed.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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I am not 100% sure how many "drivers license points" would go on for an ELD violation. Depends on what the LEO wrote the driver for. But the buy moving the truck that was put OOS would be a 6 month suspension if the got caught. Assuming his paper logs were 100% in order, he may not have gotten written for an HOS violation, even though he was put OOS.

As discussed in the other thread - the company is putting themselves and their drivers livelihood at risk by forcing the trucks on the road out of compliance. If a serious accident should occur, the lability alone could put them out of business, and the driver in jail.

Folks here are ragging on the company, because if they are that callous about breaking the rules, one has to wonder where else they are slacking as for as safety/maintenance/etc.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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I am not 100% sure how many "drivers license points" would go on for an ELD violation. Depends on what the LEO wrote the driver for. But the buy moving the truck that was put OOS would be a 6 month suspension if the got caught. Assuming his paper logs were 100% in order, he may not have gotten written for an HOS violation, even though he was put OOS.

As discussed in the other thread - the company is putting themselves and their drivers livelihood at risk by forcing the trucks on the road out of compliance. If a serious accident should occur, the lability alone could put them out of business, and the driver in jail.

Folks here are ragging on the company, because if they are that callous about breaking the rules, one has to wonder where else they are slacking as for as safety/maintenance/etc.

Rick

Exactly. Too many other trucking companies out here that DO give a s#@* about the employees.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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