What is ELOG?
ELOG is short for Electronic Logbook, while ELD stands for Electronic Logbook Device.
It is very important for everyone in the company to know few tricks about ELOGs and ELDs just in case.
How ELD works?
ELD is connected to Internet via cellular network – there is a SIM card build into ELD device which sends various data to ELOG server, which later on manages rest of the things.
Once driver has been logged in, ELD device uses GPS and other sensors available on the vehicle to determinate status of the vehicle. For example, if vehicle is moving and driver forgot to put it in driving mode, ELD will automatically switch status to “Driving” or such.
Just to make note on everything, driver is able to control weather ELD is Online or Offline and for example, driver can run all day and upload his ELOGs at the end of the day, but this way, in case of some problems, violations cannot be prevented.
HoS – Hours of Service
It is essential for driver as well as the dispatcher to understand HoS and to plan the trips along with the it.
Our company is running 8 days – 70 hours, that means that driver has 8 days to run and in these 8 days to complete his 34 hours restart as well.
These 70 hours is only for driving. Driver has 14 hours each day to run his 11 hours for 5 days and after these 5 days.
Once driver has been on duty for 5 days, but he didn’t drove all his 70 hours, he will be able to continue driving as long as he has driving hours (unless that’s greater than 11 / 14). That means even if he has 50 hours on his clock, he will get 14 hours on daily clock and 11 hours on his driving clock.
Once driver reaches less than 14 hours or less than 11 hours, it is best for him to take 34 hours reset, or, he will have to run recaps, which will prevent him from performing as he could, but still, he can run on Recaps.
Once driver is fresh from break, he will get 8 hours to run before he makes 30 minutes break. That means that within consistent 8 hours driver has to make 30 minutes break in order to be able to continue driving for rest of his clock. For example, for each 14 hours period, driver has 11 hours of driving time, if he makes 30 minutes break after driving for about one / two hours, he will have to make another 30 minutes break later on during the day as he still has more than 8 hours of driving.