Does Western Express Have ELDs For Flatbedders Going OTR?

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Victor C. II's Comment
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To those who know, I have a gentleman who says that they do not have Qualcomms for those who go to the flatbed division of Western Express; is that true? Im not sure if I want to run without ELDS. I relearned how to do them but mathematically struggled to a extent.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Victor everyone in on ELD or AOBRD with very few exceptions. There are different systems but you will be on an electronic log of some sort.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Okay thats good to know. I am going to post in my training diary.

PackRat's Comment
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Every truck a company driver will operate from a name-brand carrier must have an AOBRD or ELD. Every truck must have an ELD after 16 December 2019. All the older AOBRD units are being phased out. The only paper logs you will use will be if your ELD stops working, and then it must be repaired or replaced within eight days or less. We are required to carry paper logs for emergencies.

Old School's Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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Yeah, I was thinking about this some more today. That guy was either messing with you because you're new, or he's a Terminal Rat, trying to bring you over to The Dark Side of his miserable existence.

Actually, he could be both.

Next time you get through a TA or Petro truck stop, go by the maintenance shop and ask the person at the counter for a can of Troll Spray.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Next time you get through a TA or Petro truck stop, go by the maintenance shop and ask the person at the counter for a can of Troll Spray.

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See what happens to the new guys Victor? Just believe about 25% of what you hear.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Okay thats good to know! And will do Old School. I forgot that there was a really high chance I would not make it home for Thanksgiving and Christmas because of training☹. It comes with the occupation I reckon and I am doing this for better experience in the end. My mentor got us stuck would you believe it, and so we are trying to get out of this mess. Hope we can. He is getting us unstuck on my drive time and on duty time. Really hope we get out 6 hours. Im frustrated but hey like Brett said, dont make life altering decisions in the middle of bad situations and bad days.😉.

Yeah, I was thinking about this some more today. That guy was either messing with you because you're new, or he's a Terminal Rat, trying to bring you over to The Dark Side of his miserable existence.

Actually, he could be both.

Next time you get through a TA or Petro truck stop, go by the maintenance shop and ask the person at the counter for a can of Troll Spray.

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Next time you get through a TA or Petro truck stop, go by the maintenance shop and ask the person at the counter for a can of Troll Spray.

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confused.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-2.gif

See what happens to the new guys Victor? Just believe about 25% of what you hear.

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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