Who Adds Remarks To Elogs?

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Rubber Duck's Comment
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Anyone add remarks on the status line on the elogs. On paper we had to log what we was doing under each status change. Do we still need to do this on elogs?

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.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Anyone add remarks on the status line on the elogs. On paper we had to log what we was doing under each status change. Do we still need to do this on elogs?

Yes it is required by DOT.

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.

Jeremy's Comment
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Absolutely

Old School's Comment
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Yes, I add remarks on each change of duty.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Ours are already noted. CFI's policy is for us to note reason for using PC driving. All other duty status settings are preprogrammed with the notes.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Prime gives us a drop-down "remarks" menu with options to choose from when we change status. If we edit a status change we have to remark the reason for the edit. Most common remark for my edits..."forgot to change duty status".

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.

PJ's Comment
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ALWAYS put remarks in with duty status changes!!!!!

Rubber Duck's Comment
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I always thought it was a dot requirement. I think that’s what I was taught in cdl school but recently discovered it’s not required. Or maybe it is and the dot website isn’t up to date.

“Question 23: When the driver’s duty status changes, do §§395.8(c) or 395.8(h)(5) require a description of on-duty not driving activities (“fueling,” “pre-trip,” “loading,” “unloading,”, etc.) in the remarks section in addition to the name of the nearest city, town or village followed by the State abbreviation?

Guidance: No. Many motor carriers require drivers to identify work performed during a change of duty status. Part 395 neither requires nor prohibits this practice.

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Anyone add remarks on the status line on the elogs. On paper we had to log what we was doing under each status change. Do we still need to do this on elogs?

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Yes it is required by DOT.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

PlanB's Comment
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When I've asked our logs department they have always said it is not required to add a remark to a duty status. But we are required to add a remark if we edit a duty status.

I've asked both in classroom setting and 1 on 1 with my logs auditor.

Greg H.'s Comment
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wth Rubber duck? lol

That's a new one on me. I can understand why you wouldn't have to, per say, put what you're doing, as long as you put yourself Onduty. Even though, I just thought of something. Wouldn't it be required to put, PreTrip because, this is actually required by law. Anything else, I doubt they give a crap about. I mean, maybe they don't want you running out of fuel on the road but, I doubt they give a crap whether you fueled or not. And, they definitely don't care if you pick anything up or not. Hey, that's your paycheck, not there's. All they care about is whether or not you're over weight when you cross their scales, and if you have all of the proper permits.

Sooo, yeh, I can see how some of it is irrelevant to them. But, like I mentioned, what about PreTrip? That one wouldn't make sense not making note of.

I like to dot all my i's and cross all of my t's so, yes, I leave a remark for everything. Definitely doesn't hurt. Definitely would be beneficial to everyone to do so. That way it wouldn't leave anything to question. Last thing anyone wants is to have to spend an hour or two explaining to law enforcement what you've been up to. Not that anyone can remember every little detail.

Where were you on the night of, and what were you doing? Hell, I don't know, check my logs. lol

I always thought it was a dot requirement. I think that’s what I was taught in cdl school but recently discovered it’s not required. Or maybe it is and the dot website isn’t up to date.

“Question 23: When the driver’s duty status changes, do §§395.8(c) or 395.8(h)(5) require a description of on-duty not driving activities (“fueling,” “pre-trip,” “loading,” “unloading,”, etc.) in the remarks section in addition to the name of the nearest city, town or village followed by the State abbreviation?

Guidance: No. Many motor carriers require drivers to identify work performed during a change of duty status. Part 395 neither requires nor prohibits this practice.

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Anyone add remarks on the status line on the elogs. On paper we had to log what we was doing under each status change. Do we still need to do this on elogs?

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Yes it is required by DOT.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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