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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

posted Mar 13, 2020, 8:46 AM by Ivan Cronick

Lanier Brugh Corporation has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as it has been actively reported in Oregon and Washington, as well as other areas across the United States. In order to keep our employees safe, we suggest following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Since we are a shared fleet we also suggest that you disinfect inside the truck with Lysol or disinfecting wipes before and after your trips.

CDC recommendations include:

· Wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based sanitizer.

· Avoid touching your face – eyes, nose and mouth.

· Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw away the tissue.

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

· Stay home if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).

· For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Electronic Pay Stubs

posted Jan 23, 2020, 11:57 AM by Ivan Cronick   [ updated Jan 23, 2020, 12:09 PM ]

Important for those employees who access at their pay stubs electronically. 

As of February 10th, 2020, Lanier Brugh will be switching payroll systems from UltiPro to PeoplePro.  Full instructions on how to login will be available on our website under Employee Resources or down below. Or you can click here: PeoplePro Employee Guide or look down below at the PDF.

Here is the link to the new website: PeopleProYour login name is your first initial and your last name, for example: JSmith (capitalize your first initial and first letter of your last name).  Your password is the last 4 of your social security number. Once you are in you will be prompted to create a new password.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Denise. Thank you.

Helpful ELD Information

posted Dec 23, 2019, 11:14 AM by Ivan Cronick   [ updated Dec 23, 2019, 11:23 AM ]

Here are a few things we have discovered with the updated ELD devices. Please let us know if you have any questions on any of the information posted here. 
  • The best single thing you as a driver can do is make sure your duty status is set to “OFF DUTY” and apply and save at the end of each trip, make sure this is done after you are done moving the truck and ready to go home for the day, then log out and turn the tablet off.  Doing this should ensure the next day’s logs won’t be in violation when you return after 10 hours off duty or a restart.
  • The “active malfunction” warning that comes up on the driver’s log tile can be ignored, unless the ELD is not functioning at all and not keeping track of anything on the logs.  The only reason a driver ever needs to use paper logs is if the ELD is not recording anything at all on their logs, which is primarily only going to happen in the case of total power failure to the ELD (i.e. it won’t come on to even be able to log in).
  • If the tablet is giving a “reboot required” message, then the reboot needs to be done ASAP; it may take several minutes but your logs may not be accurately recorded until the reboot is done.  If it costs the driver delays or extra time to do a reboot, blue sheet that time.
  • Upon logging in, if you receive a “GSM required/missing” error message, it will generally go away after a couple of minutes, there just needs to be a better cell/satellite signal to the truck; it is best to have the truck already running when logging in to prevent this error.  If it still gives the error, moving the truck down the road to a better signal will correct it and driver will be able to log in.
  • The “incorrect VIN #” error message can be ignored, it happens primarily in the KW T660 series trucks and we are unable to correct it; it does not stop the ELD from correctly recording logs.
  • Under driver log exemptions: driver can choose “Big Day” or “Adverse Weather”.  Adverse Weather can be used on any shift and it bumps the 14 hours up to 16 hours by adding 2 more hours of ON DUTY time.  This does not help the driver if they are exceeding 11 hours of DRIVE time on the trip. 
  • “Big Day” exemption adds 2 hours of DRIVE time, but it has a very narrow window of circumstances that allow it to be applied.  The driver must return to the same geographical spot where you start the trip to be able to apply it.  Also, to use it again, driver must work 5 shifts and have a 34 hour restart on their hours.  The driver must apply the “Big Day” exemption once they return to the point of origin on the trip and before they go OFF DUTY.  It can not be applied at a later date. 
  • For a 30 minute rest break, driver must remain completely OFF DUTY for 30+ minutes, Personal Conveyance doesn’t count towards off duty time and cannot be used on a 30 minute rest break.
  • If you are given “unassigned driving” and it is not yours or it is a direct copy of what already shows on your logs, you should reject it; only accept “unassigned driving” that you have actually done.

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

posted Nov 25, 2019, 10:17 AM by Ivan Cronick   [ updated Nov 25, 2019, 10:32 AM ]

In January of 2020, all motor carriers will begin using the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.  The Clearinghouse is a secure, online database that will improve safety on our Nation’s roadways by giving employers real-time information about CDL holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. Drivers will be required to register with the Clearinghouse. Employers will be required to query the database for all new hires, as well as once a year for existing drivers. We will be sending out a waiver for current drivers to sign and return by Jan. 1, 2020. We appreciate your cooperation. Here is a link to the FMCSA website if you have any further questions:

https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/

You must sign and return the waiver form no later than January 5, 2020. This form is required by the Department of Transportation. If the company does not have it by the deadline date, you will be unqualified to drive effective 1/6/2020.

Please don't delay on getting the waiver form into the office. Thanks!

Zonar Update - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Please Read!

posted Aug 26, 2019, 9:54 AM by Ivan Cronick

Zonar Update

On September 15, 2019 Zonar will updating our ELD devices to comply with FMSCA electronic logging device (ELD) rule, phase 3. We will roll out the new user interface in the afternoon of September 15, 2019. Once we make the switch, your past 8 days of logs will not be carried over. You will have access to your old logs on the Zonar tablet if you go into the old user interface or we can export and email you your past 8 days of logs. If you have email on your phone you can just keep them there in case you need it for an inspection. You can also print them out and carry a paper copy with you. If none of those options work for you we can also email them to an inspector if need be. Once you have 8 days built up in the new user interface you will no longer need to carry your previous 8 days, as that information will be stored in Zonar just like before.

Once the switch is made and if you are one of the first drivers to login in Zonar for each unit, there will be around a 10-15 install time for the tablet. So please login as soon as you get to the truck and start the install while you do your pre-trip inspection.

Mandatory ELD Training

Please go through this new ELD training video. We can email you the link if it is easier. Please contact the office if you need it emailed.

Here is the link for the training module: https://360.articulate.com/review/content/0dce490d-a659-4b95-b482-9d6e9b0c5736/review

You can do this training on a computer, smart phone or tablet. Once you have completed the training print out or take a picture of the result page and submit that with a blue-sheet in order to be compensated for your time.  You must complete the training and show proof no later than September 15th. 2019. Training should not take more than 90 minutes to complete.

Key Differences

The only automatic duty status changes in ELD include the following:

· Automatic Drive: The driver will be immediately put into drive when the vehicle speed exceeds 4.5 mph. There is no minimum distance component as with AOBRD.

· Automatic ON Duty: A 5 minute idle will trigger a 60 second countdown. After the countdown (totaling 6 minutes from motion stop) the driver will be automatically placed in ON Duty.

There are no other automated duty status changes allowed on an ELD. A driver must certify all edits made to their logs.

Before certifying logs, a driver can add duty status events that were not previously recorded. They cannot add a special duty status like Personal Conveyance, only Off Duty, Sleeper Berth, and On Duty.

When editing logs, the driver can only edit Off Duty, Sleeper Berth, and On Duty. Dispatch will no longer have the capability to edit log, we can only suggest edits, it will be up to you to edit when necessary. The driver will have to add a note when making the edit. The notes should be enough information anyone reading can understand the circumstance.

Important!!!! CFN Fueling Memo

posted Nov 5, 2018, 9:24 AM by Ivan Cronick

At the pump after you put in your PIN when it asks for your mileage we need you to instead put in your TRACTOR number

No mileage. Just tractor number. 

Most places also have a third prompt labeled MISC. Please fill in your Trip #.

Mileage = Tractor #

MISC = Trip #

Timecard & Fuel Forms on ELD

posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:47 PM by Ivan Cronick

Timecards are moving to the ELD. For the month of February, please continue to fill out the paper timecard as well as the one on the Zonar ELD tablet.

Zonar E-logs Training Manual

posted Dec 5, 2017, 2:12 PM by Ivan Cronick

Here is a complete training manual of everything you need to know about the E-logs we have installed

Zonar ELD Training - Entering Trailer and Load Details

posted Nov 27, 2017, 2:23 PM by Ivan Cronick   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 2:39 PM ]

Here is some additional information on how to enter your trailer and load detail in Zonar. Please call if you have any questions.

Zonar ELD Quick Guide

posted Sep 25, 2017, 3:55 PM by Ivan Cronick

Here are the basics of the Zonar ELD that we are currently installing. 

Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.  Those of you who I have talked to have been very helpful with your questions.  Please, feel free to continue asking.  Ivan and Jeremy will be in each region soon to train on the Zonar ELDs.  We will let you know when they will be near you.

 

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