E.L.D.'s comments & thoughts ?

Discussion in 'Holland' started by wongway, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Cab Lizzard

    Cab Lizzard Well-Known Member

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    The carrier I am leased on to has gone with the omnitracs system. We know that the program was set up for a Truckload van carrier. This carrier is a specialized flat,step and heavy haul oilfield outfit. Its not a very good fit for what we do. But I bet they got a deal on a used up system. It locks up and has issues when working between the workflow and the HOS screens. The HOS program has been known to not give you your additional drive time after a 30 minute break. When you push the OK button to enter a change of duty status some times it works sometimes it don't.
     
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  2. the5tolls

    the5tolls April 1, 2019.....paybacks are a bitch!

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    So you are saying it is more of a hardware problem not a software problem? If they had bought a different companies handheld device and run the same programs we might have been better off? I feel sorry for some of these guys who have never even used a smart phone, it has to be quite a shock! Do you guys think that if some of the older guys retire instead of fighting with them the company might actually be happy and glad of the system they went with? I know we have two guys at our barn that are bumping up their retirements because they just don't want the headaches.
     
  3. caddy

    caddy Member

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    electronic nightmare
     
  4. Coldhearted

    Coldhearted Member

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    for the majority of us here in Gaylord has been nothing but a nightmare the city guys seem to have adapted well but the line haul seems to be having issues every night. Too complicated way too many steps too many people using each device 3-g service trucks not properly prepared for it some of our trucks don't even have cradles on them yet for charging or the modems talk about waiting till the last second what a joke
     
  5. the5tolls

    the5tolls April 1, 2019.....paybacks are a bitch!

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    Do you think the fact that the city guys are getting paid to do it and the line haul guys are doing it for nothing could have something to do with it?
     
  6. Coldhearted

    Coldhearted Member

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    Not really I think it's too many people putting too much information and not logging in that logging out properly and I don't think the system meshes well together
     
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  7. Coldhearted

    Coldhearted Member

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    It really shouldn't take any longer than a paper log
     
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  8. 15%Forever

    15%Forever Member

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    I've noticed it's the same guys on a daily basis that seem to have problems with it. So I'm guessing it just comes down to dumbness.
     
  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    The ELD's are not going to go away. So instead of finding every excuse to not use them,complain about them,or dream up excuses of why they use the system they purchased,just adapt and move on. They will be no big deal with repetitive use after a short time.
     
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  10. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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    Our O.R. is going to be bad with WASTING 30-45 mins a day rebooting them & trying to get them to work , so just say take 1000 driver's a just a 1/2 hour a day on O.T. is about $15.500.00 bucks a day on wasted O.T. pay screwing with these old outdated ELD and our very old computer system and take that times 30 days is about $465,000.00 a month wasted on trying to get them to work !! Cha-Ching !!
     
  11. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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  12. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    Well partner. You could look at it like you got a part of that 15 percent back for ELD training???
     
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  13. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I'm going back and read your post again, can't believe what I just read, "accusing a truck driver of being dumb?"
    "You gotta be kiddin"
     
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  14. howlinwolf

    howlinwolf Active Member

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    Sounds like something management would say. Blame the driver for our inferior electronics. Had to laugh when company extended paper logs for another week. What will the plan be for next week?
     
  15. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    A lot of drivers just plain don't want to understand electronic logs. If you use the system the way you're supposed to any kind of elog device will work just fine for linehaul. Why? Because all it has to do is track your HOS.

    A lot of people are making excuses for not reading the instructions, if you ask me. I've heard people complain about the system we're using at Speedy, but I personally have only ever had issues in places where cellular reception isn't good. Otherwise, I've found if you follow the instructions instead of futzing around with it, it works great.

    So I wouldn't say it's necessarily drivers being dumb, but someone who's never used a smartphone could have problems with even Peoplenet. To say nothing of people who just don't like computers or technology.
     
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  16. LEGCHECK53

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    problem I had today was it worked fine all day till about 10 hours in the day I was inside a customers place for 1 hour with the phone it lit up and said I lost the gps had to go on a paper log I think I should off left it in the truck the whole time but dispatch could not contact me I was inside the whole time any thoughts on why it did this thanks for your help
     
  17. LEGCHECK53

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    don't take your phone in a place for a long time away from the truck it will lose your gps for omnitrax them makes you go an a paper log the rest of your day what a pain in the you no what
     

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