Elogs, the good, the bad and the ugly

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  1. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    Having had an E-log for a little over a week, am curious what those of you who've had them much longer think. What have been your experiences?
     
  2. Gator

    Gator Outstanding Member

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    Makes FedEx honest. We gained a change in our Atlanta meet because of them. I foresee a realignment coming.
     
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    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    More like makes the drivers honest IMO...no more fudging on the nanny break or pencil whipping a log just to make it back.
     
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  4. Gator

    Gator Outstanding Member

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    I agree on drivers honestly, but you can't say central knew some of our runs with a 64 mph truck where iffy on the legal side.
     
  5. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    And neither could the drivers yet they keep on driving...who's fault is that?? Central doesn't drive the truck but the drivers still cash the check.
     
  6. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    I like them. No more trying to remember where you were throughout the day running the city. And if I do a road run at the end of my day it does everything for me. The only thing it did for me was make us have to watch so we don't have to take a second 30 minute break.
     
  7. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    The good.. we haven't started using them.
    The bad.. we will have to use them.
    The ugly...ST
     
  8. FedexLube

    FedexLube Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I quite understand, but what effect does this have if I decide to pull off on the shoulder and do a number 1 or 2 if I drank too much chocolate milk. I never log those, so what's up?
     
  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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  10. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    There is a driver in your yard that can explain that to you.
     
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  11. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    If you are quick you are fine. If it takes you more than 3 minutes the eld will switch you to on duty
     
  12. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    What the hell happened to seven minutes?
     
  13. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    at 3 minutes the eld logs back to on duty, time stamping when the brakes were set.
     
  14. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    So pull the trailer valve?
     
  15. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    the truck is still stationary, Elog knows if wheels are moving or not. One roll of tires will prompt alert if you're not logged in, and lack of movement will alert as well, if you stop, it records it. If you're using them, email yourself your logs. It's an eye opener as far as detail. Each log is 4-6 pages long. 1 page graph, the rest is info about everything you did.
     
  16. Redracer3136

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    The "seven minutes" in reference to quarter hour is paper logs, ELD's keep track of every single minute.
     
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  17. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    If you are quick with the bathroom break, fiddling with the log is unnecessary. If you're stopping at a truck stop to drop a deuce, and might be 10 minutes, clock off. Unlike paper logs that are time consuming to draw all the lines on, elogs change with a few quick button pushes. It's not as aggravating and once you get used to it you'll hate paper logs.
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if Fedex bump the speed up on some of these bid trucks
     
  19. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    I let it automatically do it, the only time i press button on the eld is to go off duty for lunch and of course to log out at end of day.
     
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  20. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    I get paid by the hour, why the hell would I want a faster truck?
     
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