What are you opinions on ELDs?

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  1. DragRacer

    DragRacer Suicide Jockey

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    We just got Qualcomm/Omnitracs MPC200's in our trucks. Does anyone know how to make these things display the actual time and not just your DOT remaining time? Can't find any options in the settings menu, just wondered if anyone knows of any hidden settings menu. We just got rid of PeopleNets and that's one thing I really miss about them. Thanks!
     
  2. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    doesn't the Summary tab give you all the information you would need
     
  3. DragRacer

    DragRacer Suicide Jockey

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    Sorry, should have clarified. I meant the option of viewing the actual time while the truck is moving/going down the road.
     
  4. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    I don't think you could ever do that because its a safety feature built in ....you'll just have that blue screen with the dot time on it.

    they don't want you to mess with it while you're driving down the road ....that would be considered distracted driving
     
  5. DragRacer

    DragRacer Suicide Jockey

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    Don't want to mess with it while I'm driving. Just want to look at it and see the actual time as well as the DOT time.

    Just wondering if anyone knows how to get it to display the actual time while moving, or if anyone has this feature enabled on their unit and it's just disabled on ours.
     
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  6. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Can't you set the AM/FM radio to show the current time? Or does the carrier you drive for not equip the trucks with radios?
     
  7. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Ok .... I understand better now what you are asking for. ...

    Touch the dot time in the upper right hand corner in the small box. ..it will change to a clock for short time
     
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  8. DragRacer

    DragRacer Suicide Jockey

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    Awesome. Thanks, Stimpy.
     
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  9. DayliteDean

    DayliteDean Super Moderator Staff Member

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    At OD we've used PeopleNet for the past five years,If we have trouble its usually with the dispatch function.As far as I'm concerned paper logs belong in the boneyard with cab-overs,two stroke Detroit Diesels,and spring suspensions.
     
  10. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Oh dear, shall we give this to another driver, Dean?:lmao:
     
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  11. ESP

    ESP Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing, was to shy to ask, thanks for asking. Electronic logs? I think I have some of them In my gas fireplace. :lmao::biglaugh:
     
  12. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    extremely long ding a ling
     
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  13. DayliteDean

    DayliteDean Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll take it! its probably Cummins powered dig me a shiny 290!!
     
  14. ESP

    ESP Well-Known Member

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    I lilke the 290 idea, but no sleeper. Quiet truck.
     
  15. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Super 290. ... had one in a Lyons transportation lines truck.
     
  16. medic92

    medic92 The world is my oyster...I don't like oysters.

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    My truck broke down Tuesday and I had to drive a rental to get home, which meant using paper logs. I will pray with all my heart that I never have to go back to paper logs again.
     
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  17. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    You and me too...I love them. ...makes life so much easier

     
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  18. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    We have Teletrac E.L.D. installed in our vehicles however I've yet to read anything describing HOW the silly system is operated.
    Overall, it appears to be worse than using P.C. Miler for directions AND, as has been offered by the company Owner/Driver, the system will offer pointless and worthless routes to "save a mile", so I'm not very interested in it's use as P.C. Miler offers pointless and worthless and sometimes dangerous to equipment (low tree branches) routes to "save a mile".
    The only UPSIDE is that all info is transmitted to the Base wherein NO information is stored in the units thereby negating any potential common problems from the Revenue Retards or R.R. (not to be confused with our T.B. R.R. a.k.a. RickyRicardo).
    E.L.D. technology has NOT BEEN, to me, THOROUGHLY PROVEN EFFECTIVE, there 4 eyel stick with the comedy pages.

    I have, since December, 2014, been utilizing a new form of signing the comedy pages in that I do NOT sign them. There is NO requirement in the F.M.C.S.R. stating anything required to sign them yet lacking such requirement, somehow we drivers, me, can receive some sort of non O.O.S. violation. I'm not the lone wolf at the company I'm with who doesn't sign comedy pages.

    L.E.D. has been proven effectively SAFE technology.

    I have no choice in using L.S.D. (looking forward to the end of the flashbacks) yet I do have a choice in using D.E.F. and D.E.F. is more worthless than L.S.D., yet this topic is about E.L.D.'s.

    (Post # 17) Stimpy = Electronic log device. ....operated by elfs....magical
    ELFs appear to be Electronic Logging Freaks...............end of line
     
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