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No politics, just info on Elogs.

Jan 19, 2016 at 08:41 AM CST
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I would like to know if any O/O has installed an elog in their truck, what the cost for installation was and who you found to manage it and what that cost was. I really don't care if you don't like them or not, I just need some information. Thank you.
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 09:40 AM CST
I used vdo roadlog for 6 months. I quit using it because I was fueling up in Nebraska but when I entered the fuel receipts onto the machine it registered it as Iowa. I was over ten miles from the Iowa border so I wouldn't recommend them. I would recommend paying more and going with someone with better equipment and service. I too would like to know who others have used as I am back on paper logs.
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 09:42 AM CST
Thank you for your information. Just looking ahead and trying to get a jump on things.
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 09:49 AM CST
Debra are you still pulling a hopper?
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 01:06 PM CST
Yes

Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 01:26 PM CST
ok
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 03:00 PM CST
We use keeptruckin.com, no cost and work pretty much just like the paper logs but electronic. Learning curve is very small compared to the others.
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 09:44 PM CST
I have two of my O/O's using the Keepontrucking system. They are using the free part for there logs. They are not hooked to the ECM. There is an upgrade that uses something like an Ipad with a wireless plug in to the ECM for total loging and will soon have an upgrade to track IFTA miles.

This is what I know about there system so far. Am not interested in those big fancy system the Big Boys have.
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 09:49 PM CST
Originally Posted by: PHILIP HEARN
Quote: "I have two of my O/O's using the Keepontrucking system. They are using the free part for there logs. They are not hooked to the ECM. There is an upgrade that uses something like an Ipad with a wireless plug in to the ECM for total loging and will soon have an upgrade to track IFTA miles. This is what I know about there system so far. Am not interested in those big fancy system the Big Boys have."

Won't be compliant with the new rule when it goes into effect. Unless your trucks are 1999 model or older it will need to be connected to the ecm of the truck.
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:06 PM CST
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My guys are using big rig logs. They like them. Saves a tree or two. I'm going let this continue to shake out before I get really worried about ecm connections.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:06 PM CST
Uses Blue Tooth type connection to diagnostic port.

Rand McNalley also has a similar system that can be checked out.