I Am Looking At Starting With Wilson Logistics - What ELD Do They Use

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SC-joe's Comment
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I'm getting some information together that I can study before I start training. Does Wilson Logistics use the Omnitracs MCP200 or the IVG? Thanks.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Why does it matter? Among all the questions there is to ask about a company, why this one?

SC-joe's Comment
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I've asked others. I'm trying to learn what I can before I get to training. If I become a bit familiar with a system now it's easier to learn then. It's called planning and learning. Works well.

Why does it matter? Among all the questions there is to ask about a company, why this one?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Please drop the sarcasm. Would you believe that one company can use both systems? prime does. The newer trucks have the IVG and the older ones.. 2018 2019 have the MCP200. It is probably the same at Wiltrans. They pull our freight and we repower each other. Our dispatchers see each others systems

It may Jist depend on your truck but the systems arent that different. Just different colors. As Daniel stated you have a ton more stuff to worry about than learning the system. You will have time rondo so.

Dispatcher:

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.
SC-joe's Comment
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I have time to kill. Hopefully a week. I've been learning what I can. If I learn about one system, the general gist of the other will be the same.

I'm not worrying about anything, I'm trying to understand what I can. A bit here, a bit there. It's what I want to do. Why would you have a problem with that?

Please drop the sarcasm. Would you believe that one company can use both systems? prime does. The newer trucks have the IVG and the older ones.. 2018 2019 have the MCP200. It is probably the same at Wiltrans. They pull our freight and we repower each other. Our dispatchers see each others systems

It may Jist depend on your truck but the systems arent that different. Just different colors. As Daniel stated you have a ton more stuff to worry about than learning the system. You will have time rondo so.

Dispatcher:

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Week after week year after year we see people come here concerned with fuel mpg, truck make, leasing buying etc. And the one thing they never seem to learn is driving the truck. Then they fail due to frustration because they focused on the wrong things.

This is a baby steps type of career. Have you gotten your permit or practiced the pretrip? These are more important. If you cant pass the Pretrip you wont need the ELD.

SC-joe's Comment
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I have my DOT medical and CPL. I am studying the pretrip and going back through the CDL manual daily.

I have researched and asked about the minimum equipment I should have like rain jacket, gloves, etc. and have them. I am reading forums to see what recent CDL trainees are going through, what they find most important to learn.

I've researched what items I can deduct on taxes and have my phone apps setup to capture receipts, etc.

I have time on my hands so I'm trying to learn what I can before I show up for training. The ELD is just interesting.

Week after week year after year we see people come here concerned with fuel mpg, truck make, leasing buying etc. And the one thing they never seem to learn is driving the truck. Then they fail due to frustration because they focused on the wrong things.

This is a baby steps type of career. Have you gotten your permit or practiced the pretrip? These are more important. If you cant pass the Pretrip you wont need the ELD.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Why not study the hours of service then rather than the software that keeps track of it.

Learn the 70 11 14 and 8 hour clocks. The graphs.. What recaps are

Learn what is on duty and not.

Items you can deduct on your taxes.. Such as? As far as I know company drivers cannot deduct anymore, not since the increase of the standard deductions. If you are planning to lease or own.... We are going to strongly advise against it.

SC-joe's Comment
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I've studied the HOS. I'll have to read it a couple of more times to get it stuck in my head. As for deductions they may make sense between my wife and myself. There are enough things it may work. I won't know until I get a couple of months of info.

I have no desire to lease or buy a truck. For me it makes sense to gather what I can. Too much info is better than too little. After I spend time with my trainer I will know what to focus on.

Going stir crazy waiting. That's all.

Why not study the hours of service then rather than the software that keeps track of it.

Learn the 70 11 14 and 8 hour clocks. The graphs.. What recaps are

Learn what is on duty and not.

Items you can deduct on your taxes.. Such as? As far as I know company drivers cannot deduct anymore, not since the increase of the standard deductions. If you are planning to lease or own.... We are going to strongly advise against it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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