Supporting Documents | Logbook Smart

Supporting Documents | Logbook Smart

December 13, 2019 5 By Kailee Schamberger


Hi there smart drivers, Rick with Smart Drive Test. Quick tip for log book smart: supporting documentation. What is supporting documentation – it is that documentation that potentially could get you a fine because your log book has to match up with the date or timestamp on the supporting documentation. Supporting documentation: fuel receipts, lodging receipts, bridge toll receipts, border crossing receipts, fuel receipts. All those types of receipts that you have to keep for the purposes of the trip that you’re currently on that have either a date or timestamp on them. And most of these in this day and age will have both a date and a time stamp on it. And those date and time stamps have to line up exactly on your logbook. I know that many of you now are running electronic log books and the electronic logbook relies on the GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) in your truck or bus and can tell if the vehicle is moving or not moving; however, diesel bears the D.O.T. (the department of Transport) the CVSE (Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement) in British Columbia, the MTO (Ministry of Trannsportation of Ontario) in Ontario and other jurisdictions are going to take some time to make this transition. So even though they’re looking at an electronic logbook, they’re still going to want to see supporting documentation. And ensure that the date and time stamps on your supporting documentation line up exactly with what’s on your logbook. And in a recent visit to the scale house up in Kamloops, BC here in Canada, one of the CVSE officers said that he even likes to look at receipts that drivers got for picking up a cup of coffee because it validates the time on the logbook. So that’s another way that you can be sure that your log book is true. Because there’s a huge fine for falsifying logbooks. So be sure that the supporting documentation lines up exactly with what’s on your logbook. Question for my smart drivers: have you ever gotten a fine because you’re supporting documentation didn’t line up with the time on your logbook? Leave a comment down in the comment section there – all that helps out the new drivers coming into the industry. I’m Rick with Smart Drive Test – thanks for much watching. If you like what you see here share, subscribe, leave a comment down in the comment section – all that helps us out. As well, head over to the website… lots of great information over there for those of you working towards getting your license or starting your career as a truck or bus driver. Thanks again for watching. Good luck on your license. And remember,m pick the best answer not necessarily the right answer. Have a great day. Bye now. supporting documentation… I can hear you banging around in there. I’m almost done [LAUGHING] Somebody’s making noise! [CLOSING CREDITS]