My Logs Are A Mess

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RealDiehl's Comment
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At Prime we just switched over to ELDs. It is a pain not being able to cruise around the yard without being put on the drive line. As a result, my logs are a mess to look at. The following is an example of the old logs compared to the new. The image below is me at the Prime terminal after receiving my new truck and not being cognizant of the effect of the new ELD. Every start and stop was logged: driving from the shop to the truck wash, stopping to wait in line, moving again, etc. Then picking up my load and delivering it. It is not pretty. I'm going to have to be very careful from now on.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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At Prime we just switched over to ELDs. It is a pain not being able to cruise around the yard without being put on the drive line. As a result, my logs are a mess to look at. The following is an example of the old logs compared to the new. The image below is me at the Prime terminal after receiving my new truck and not being cognizant of the effect of the new ELD. Every start and stop was logged: driving from the shop to the truck wash, stopping to wait in line, moving again, etc. Then picking up my load and delivering it. It is not pretty. I'm going to have to be very careful from now on.

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Do you have a yard move option?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Looks like ours at Millis. If you ever see a millis driver putting around a shipper/reciever or a truck stop at 5 mph just know they're trying to stay off duty ans dont curse them out.

Yard move is a bleessing it saves your drive line but it will eat up the 14 hour clock so make sure you go off duty with it. Ive gone yard move to get to a door a few times only to realize an hour later i was on duty.

Here's what it looks like.

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PlanB's Comment
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Tell me about it...

Prime is switching I believe 10 fleets a week over a 10 week period over to ELD. Those who haven't been switched over yet are running AOBRD with restrictions that mimic ELD.

This was my log the first day we switched to the new restrictions with the 5mph drive line rule. I did 11 deliveries that day.

My fleet switches over to ELD in just over two weeks.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Knight switched mine over while I was home last month. Takes some getting used to, but I've become very creative.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Do you have a yard move option?

Yep. Just used it today during drop/Hook at Walmart. Just have to remember to constantly switch to off duty whenever I move.

Looks like ours at Millis. If you ever see a millis driver putting around a shipper/reciever or a truck stop at 5 mph just know they're trying to stay off duty ans dont curse them out.

Yard move is a bleessing it saves your drive line but it will eat up the 14 hour clock so make sure you go off duty with it. Ive gone yard move to get to a door a few times only to realize an hour later i was on duty.

Here's what it looks like.

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Gotcha. I'll be doing the "3mph creep" at some point, I'm sure.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Tell me about it...

Prime is switching I believe 10 fleets a week over a 10 week period over to ELD. Those who haven't been switched over yet are running AOBRD with restrictions that mimic ELD.

This was my log the first day we switched to the new restrictions with the 5mph drive line rule. I did 11 deliveries that day.

My fleet switches over to ELD in just over two weeks.

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Tell the truth, Plan B...that's an ekg monitor isn't it? Looks like you flatlined there for bit.

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Knight switched mine over while I was home last month. Takes some getting used to, but I've become very creative.

I bet! You have to be.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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3 mph does not work on my Zonar. Any time in drive, if I move ONE FOOT, it switches to Drive line. "Letter of the law"...

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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We got ours last month, we used to be able to start hooking a set before going "on duty" can not do that any more as soon as you move at all it records it. We have "yard move" when we are in one of our yards so it doesn't waste drive time. We can not use yard move at a meet point since it isn't fenced in with a guard shack or gate.

Auggie69's Comment
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We got ours last month, we used to be able to start hooking a set before going "on duty" can not do that any more as soon as you move at all it records it. We have "yard move" when we are in one of our yards so it doesn't waste drive time. We can not use yard move at a meet point since it isn't fenced in with a guard shack or gate.

Interesting. I use Yard Move at Meet Points and it seems to work just fine. I'm swapping trailers so what else can DOT call it?

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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