LOGs Question - ELDs

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Moe's Comment
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So my employer, Marten runs them. Do you guys make remarks and notes whenever you change statuses? Like going on duty say remark “Arrive shipper , drop trailer” or Off Duty (personal ahem I’d like to not have to notate bathroom specifically I feel that’s a bit tmi). Am I making too much work for myself In making these notes?

I only recently started making remarks and notes…..so wondering if I’m doing the right thing or if it’s not necessary??


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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We run PeopleNet and it has the drop down screen for things like on duty status, I just click the appropriate one depending on what I’m doing. Technically, you aren’t required to with the new regs but it seems most companies prefer that it’s done as to not raise any additional questions. The only time I ever type anything in manually is for personal conveyance which I use on rare occasion.

PackRat's Comment
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It varies by company from my experience. I seldom make notations, and use a drop down menu to fill in the status notes.

I would contact your logs and compliance office for their recommendations.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Only time I really ever made notes, was after I went thru and edited my logs, like "Forgot to change status, shipper check in" or "yard move at shippers/recievers" trying to get back some time on my clocks.....I hated that dang 5 mph change to drive from looking for empty or loaded trailers. Especially when Fed-Ex, Target, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, yard goats were flying around, plus takes too dang long, to find what u are searching for to do it at 4 mph! lol SO I'd edit to yard move=trailer search. Company never said anything bout my clocks ever.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Davy A.'s Comment
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I make remarks if Im editing such as Zonar, gps error. If I use PC, I will as in "getting food, or bathroom, none on site" Also in Yard Moves because it wont save without it, There Ill usually put "Trailer move on private property" or something like that. Ive had it assumed driving and throw me into ON duty for 3 days. I was able to edit the ON duty to sleeper berth and I put a note that specified that the assumed driving was from the mechanics moving the tractor for repairs. Please audit and fix.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

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