Bizarre Change Of Opinion

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Viking's Comment
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The most common complaint I see for ELDs is the "Stopwatch" thing.

Correct me if I'm wrong here but the actual HOS haven't changed since before the ELD mandate. The only thing the ELDs actually did was make it much more difficult (not impossible) to cheat and not follow the HOS. If anything the HOS are the problem not the ELD.

Im 100% with old school on this one. I too am able to consistently run 3k+ miles a week 100% legal under the current HOS. Time management is key. When it's work time, get to work.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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If anything the HOS are the problem not the ELD

I think most drivers would point to the 14-hour rule as the biggest problem. It takes away the flexibility drivers need to deal with delays due to weather, traffic, breakdowns, and customers. It also prevents you from taking extended breaks when you need them.

I remember the day they announced the 14-hour rule. I read about it on our Qualcomm and immediately thought it was the dumbest idea imaginable. I thought they would overturn it within a month or two. I couldn't imagine how something like that could have even passed. It was such a bad idea.

After all these years I'm still hoping someone will wake them from their madness and get rid of that rule.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Viking's Comment
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Couldn't agree with you more Brett. 9.9 times out of 10 what ends my day is the 14 not the 11.

The point I was getting at is all the whiners calling ELDs the devil. But that 14hr rule was brought about way before ELDs.

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