ELD Malfunction

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Jamie's Comment
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My ELD Malfunctioned not to long ago, which kind of sucks. It doesn't give me any information just "Other compliance, ELD Malfunction check manual ", sent a message to Crete on my phone, waiting to hear back from them. They'll probably want me to run paper logs to delivery this current load. Not sure yet.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Easy enough. What is the reg now for paper logs, seven days before your eld has to be back up and running? Not exactly sure so someone feel free to educate me or confirm please.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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My biggest problem with going back to paper while on the road with an ELD malfunction is the DOT requires previous 8 days when running paper and if ELD quits where do you get previous 8 days until you get back to office, I had that problem last week for 2 days.

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.

JuiceBox's Comment
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My biggest problem with going back to paper while on the road with an ELD malfunction is the DOT requires previous 8 days when running paper and if ELD quits where do you get previous 8 days until you get back to office, I had that problem last week for 2 days.

Your company has your last 8 days and can email or fax them to you. Your DM or safety should be able to help you out with that.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Easy enough. What is the reg now for paper logs, seven days before your eld has to be back up and running? Not exactly sure so someone feel free to educate me or confirm please.

Yes, and add on what Joseph wrote, too.

Jamie's Comment
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Oh what in the world, went into the loves to get something to eat since I just parked for my 10 hour break and came back out and it fixed itself...

If all is well, I'm going to stop by the terminal in Lincoln Nebraska and see if they fan check it out.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Update: Called Crete before going into Loves and they just got back to me. Some odd reason my ELD was deactivated and that's why I couldn't log back in. They reactivated my ELD and that's why it fixed itself while I was in Loves. Now it has a power compliance error which should clear in 24 hours, due to not being logged in while driving for 30 minutes or more.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ours totally went black last night at our pick up point @ a UPS yard, for a hot load, which got punted off to someone else. Night DMs are clueless n lazy lol.....So now we gotta go pick up a relay, headed to Seattle, after we drop by the Gardner shop in Oregon to get it fixed. So I went n bought log book n ruler in this Colorado loves, we're camped out in til XPO load gets dropped....Whatta way to learn log books on the fly gimme my QC back wah wah lol....

Since I have tools onboard we got access to main computer in dash checked fuses n power supply, all good. Un plugged the QC display for a few minutes, to see the start up screen for minutes then back to dead black box.... Even overnight it never regained conscienceness......Sucks we don't have any terminals in Colorado.....But got us off a load to NY hahahaha

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Viking's Comment
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Easy enough. What is the reg now for paper logs, seven days before your eld has to be back up and running? Not exactly sure so someone feel free to educate me or confirm please.

I believe it is actually a maximum of 8 days assuming you are using the 8 day / 70 cycle. And as previously stated you are also required to have your previous 8 days in paper, which can usually be emailed/ faxed to you from your companys logs dept.

Jamie's Comment
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Easy enough. What is the reg now for paper logs, seven days before your eld has to be back up and running? Not exactly sure so someone feel free to educate me or confirm please.

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I believe it is actually a maximum of 8 days assuming you are using the 8 day / 70 cycle. And as previously stated you are also required to have your previous 8 days in paper, which can usually be emailed/ faxed to you from your companys logs dept.

You can have it in paper or electronic such as a PDF file. I was looking into it when I thought something more serious was going on.

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