What Is The Latest View On E-Logs?

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AJ D.'s Comment
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What does the forum think of the premise in general? Is it a good thing or bad? Do you make more money or less running E-logs?

Most seem to be using the technology, so there appears to be little choice... I just don't know much about it.

Thanks

AJ D.'s Comment
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I just caught up ... I read an old thread on the subject and will start reading the chapter in The High Road.

It seems best just to except it and run legal, but smart.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Like you said, it's there and we can't really avoid it.

Personally, I just hate the 14 hour clock. Whenever I'm tired and wanting a quick nap I can't because I don't have time to spare on my 14 hour clock. It makes us push harder to get everything done quicker instead of taking our time with our day. It seems like it's always in the way.

AJ D.'s Comment
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Like you said, it's there and we can't really avoid it.

Personally, I just hate the 14 hour clock. Whenever I'm tired and wanting a quick nap I can't because I don't have time to spare on my 14 hour clock. It makes us push harder to get everything done quicker instead of taking our time with our day. It seems like it's always in the way.

Thank you ... that will be something I will keep in mind.

HAMMERTIME's Comment
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Not every Driver drives the same and likes the same kind of hours so for some it works out and for others it doesn't. For me, it works out well. I don't need anything longer than 14 hours to do 11 hours of driving plus it's very rare that I even end up driving that many hours nowadays because I'm managing my rolling 70. I still manage 3,200 miles weekly and never driving 11 hours a day. I also like the Qualcomm because it saves me the hassle of being asked to break the rules. It's also a lot faster to just turn off your ignition or park and push what ever duty status you need vs stopping and busting out your ruler and figuring out where you are and etc..

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I like the elogs. Works well. While I dislike the 14 hour clock I can live with it..

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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I`m pretty much with everyone else here. The e-log is fine, but, the 14 hour clock is ridiculous. In fact, I am sitting (out of hours) close to home because of that rule. I got caught up in that traffic jam on I 75 South on my way to Knoxville which took about 2.5 hours away (exactly what I needed to get home) and while I could have ran an extra two, I still would not have made it. The 14 hour once it starts it can`t be stopped B.S. needs to go.

AJ D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the insight, guys...

I'm studying HOS

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
David's Comment
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Yep I too dislike the 14.. Same situation as Rolling last night.

Had to deliver In Chicago, had 4 hrs, plenty of time to drop grab empty and roll to Rochelle, IL.. Dropped and ended up having to wait for dispatch to send me my next dispatch along with my empty trlr pick up. Left with 1:20 on 14. I got lucky, a local driver came in with an empty and I snatched it before he checked in, rolled over to next pick up and left with 2 min on clock, actually got violated last night by 10 min. Had to roll to safe haven.. Lucky for the petro..

Once the 14 starts, it dont stop.

Jason C.'s Comment
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LIke it, but like you guys hate the 14 hour rule. And that 30 min break after 8 hours can get annoying sometimes. I take it when i know its convenient on my route. To many times stuck on an on ramp waitin for my 30 to be up.

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