What is a drivers daily log?

A drivers daily log is a type of document used to monitor and document the daily trips and activities that drivers do. The types of drivers who use this document are bus drivers, train drivers, company drivers, and taxi drivers. They need to record everything they’re doing to ensure that they’re doing their jobs well.

Can a driver still use paper logs?

Drivers of vehicles made before 2000 can continue to use paper logbooks. Carriers who already use ELDs that don’t meet the new technology requirements have until December 2019 to upgrade to compliant systems. “This is a game-changer for the safety of our highways,” says Adrian Lund, who is president of the Institute.

How many hours does a daily log book cover?

Driving time limits are 60 hours in any 7 consecutive day period, or 70 hours in 8 days. It is a “rolling” total, so each day at midnight, a new day begins, potentially giving drivers hours back to drive for that day.

How do you complete a logbook?

The logbook must include the following details:

  1. date for each journey.
  2. start and finish times for each journey.
  3. start and finish odometer readings for each journey.
  4. total number of kilometres for each journey.
  5. reason for each journey.
  6. start and finish dates for the logbook period.

Can I use paper log instead of ELD?

If an ELD malfunctions, drivers can use paper logs for up to 8 days. FMCSA officials say that a driver can apply for an extension if the ELD isn’t functioning by then and will look at every situation on a case-by-case basis.

Who is exempt from Elogs?

Drivers Who Maintain RODS for 8 Days or Less Drivers who maintain Record of Duty Status (RODS) for 8 days or fewer in a 30-day rolling period don’t need an ELD. They need to maintain paper logs, but the ELD itself isn’t legally required. This includes short-haul drivers who occasionally take longer trips.