Going Great With Crete So Far

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Marc Lee's Comment
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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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Marc Lee'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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Jamie's Comment
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Making my delivery in Florida tomorrow morning at 6am, they already had me a preplan picking up in GA going to IN, but I had to turn it down sadly due to not having enough hours to make an on time delivery. so far they seem to have some good loads with a lot of miles on them.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My second trainer was a perfectionist regarding my paper logs. By the end, mine were so good the training officer asked if she could keep mine to use for training.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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By law you have to have a week's worth of logs with you if stopped by DOT. Therefore companies have you do the paper logs until the elogs can take over in order to be compliant. Usually by the time you go through orientation, get the truck, repare it and get a load the week.is up.

If your system ever freezes or breaks down your logs department will fax you the weeks logs at a truck stop to keep you legal. Then you need to scan the paper logs in, and you must get the elog fixed asap. (theres a rule to how long but i forget)

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.

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Then you need to scan the paper logs in, and you must get the elog fixed asap. (theres a rule to how long but i forget

It may be different due to us reporting to terminal daily, but when we rolled out our ELOGS (Samsara using android tablets) our management told us they have about 20 extras because by law they only have 24 hours before DOT cracks down on them. That seems like a very short amount of time for an OTR driver to make it back to a terminal.

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.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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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By law you have to have a week's worth of logs with you if stopped by DOT. Therefore companies have you do the paper logs until the elogs can take over in order to be compliant. Usually by the time you go through orientation, get the truck, repare it and get a load the week.is up.

If your system ever freezes or breaks down your logs department will fax you the weeks logs at a truck stop to keep you legal. Then you need to scan the paper logs in, and you must get the elog fixed asap. (theres a rule to how long but i forget)

Yeah I had no problem doing them thanks to Schneider. just wanted yo make sure everything would've been fine with that and the eld logging w everything. but the logs department just decided to do them right them and there, etc.

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.

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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I had to turn down a 1200 mile load this morning going up to New York, was kinda disappointed. but I didnt have enough hours, I barely had enough to get live unloaded today and get to a parking place before I ran out on my 70. Currently taking my 34.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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I had to turn down a 1200 mile load this morning going up to New York, was kinda disappointed. but I didnt have enough hours, I barely had enough to get live unloaded today and get to a parking place before I ran out on my 70. Currently taking my 34.

I was going to start getting recaps tonight at midnight but decided to reset since I was only getting 8 hours back each day for the next 3 days. Personally I like to run hard and then reset and do it all over again.

Now I'll recap if I have to deliver current loads, etc. But prefer to reset.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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While my truck is in Opi Idle mode, the check engine light came on and the lights started to flicker. The code it gave seems to be related to a sensor, going to call my asset Manager tomorrow and have them route me to our company terminal not to far away to have them look at my truck. Hopefully nothing serious.

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.

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