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Rob T.'s Comment
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I was a little confused since we need to log into our ELDs to get our load assignments, so itll log what we are doing as well?

were you told to write "for educational purposes only " or something to that effect on paper logs? I had to do that at my first driving job for a week to prove I could do it

Jamie's Comment
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I was a little confused since we need to log into our ELDs to get our load assignments, so itll log what we are doing as well?

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were you told to write "for educational purposes only " or something to that effect on paper logs? I had to do that at my first driving job for a week to prove I could do it

They did not mention anything about that, but did tell us we have to submit the logs during the time we transflow Bill's, etc.

But might be good to ask.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Rob T.'s Comment
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But might be good to ask.

definitely. I'd hate for you to get in some trouble if you get pulled in for an inspection and they see paper logs in addition to the ELD.

Jamie's Comment
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But might be good to ask.

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definitely. I'd hate for you to get in some trouble if you get pulled in for an inspection and they see paper logs in addition to the ELD.

That was my main concern, I forgot to mention it during class today since everyone was talking and it slipped my mind. But I'm send a message in about it.

Bird-one's Comment
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Sharp truck Jamie. Glad it's all working out thus far.

Jamie's Comment
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Called the logs department and they actually just decided to update my logs to show my time in orientation, and said I can just use peoplenet. Said how they go back and forth about requiring paper logs the first 8 days. I would've been fine with it, but I'm okay with using peoplenet too. rofl-2.gif

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Nice paper is a pain.

When I trained with OD you have to do paper for the whole month, about a week in my trainer called our ops manager and asked if I had to keep doing it since I knew what I was doing.

At the end of training the ops manager said he knows he told me I didn't need them but safety said they needed them so I spent the weekend with a mound of paper doing 3 weeks worth of logs. Let's just say it was a good thing DOT didn't see them my last few got a little inaccurate.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Nice paper is a pain.

When I trained with OD you have to do paper for the whole month, about a week in my trainer called our ops manager and asked if I had to keep doing it since I knew what I was doing.

At the end of training the ops manager said he knows he told me I didn't need them but safety said they needed them so I spent the weekend with a mound of paper doing 3 weeks worth of logs. Let's just say it was a good thing DOT didn't see them my last few got a little inaccurate.

Yeah they are a pain, I can do them but just prefer to use peoplenet, etc. rofl-1.gif

Well my first load was something else, was a beer load going only 30 miles, but it took me nearly an hour to find the trailer. Finds out, the driver who had it last actually hit a low clearance bridge or something and the shop had to unload it and load it onto another trailer. Dispatch told me the load was due between 0400 and 1600 today, but when I finally made it to the customer, they said it was never rescheduled and was over a week late. But lucky for me, no one else was here and the driver who had the appointment time I got here didn't show up, so I got a dock asap.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Nice paper is a pain.

When I trained with OD you have to do paper for the whole month, about a week in my trainer called our ops manager and asked if I had to keep doing it since I knew what I was doing.

At the end of training the ops manager said he knows he told me I didn't need them but safety said they needed them so I spent the weekend with a mound of paper doing 3 weeks worth of logs. Let's just say it was a good thing DOT didn't see them my last few got a little inaccurate.

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Yeah they are a pain, I can do them but just prefer to use peoplenet, etc. rofl-1.gif

Well my first load was something else, was a beer load going only 30 miles, but it took me nearly an hour to find the trailer. Finds out, the driver who had it last actually hit a low clearance bridge or something and the shop had to unload it and load it onto another trailer. Dispatch told me the load was due between 0400 and 1600 today, but when I finally made it to the customer, they said it was never rescheduled and was over a week late. But lucky for me, no one else was here and the driver who had the appointment time I got here didn't show up, so I got a dock asap.

So you've been with the company for 3 days running dual logs, delivered your first load 30 miles away in your shiny new red truck... one week late?

Sounds like a great start to me!

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Things are going a bit better now they routed me back home to get the rest of my stuff, they also had me pickup a load going to FL, leaving out in the morning. So far they have given me preplans in advance, with some decent miles on them.

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