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What is the best practice for getting the most out of your HOS?

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George G.'s Comment
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Okay,

First off thank you everyone for the very informative replies.

Secondly the 11/14/70 is straight forward enough.

Thirdly..please tell me more about this sleeper birth vuduu...does it require a virgin sacrifice?

Rick S.'s Comment
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Okay,

First off thank you everyone for the very informative replies.

Secondly the 11/14/70 is straight forward enough.

Thirdly..please tell me more about this sleeper birth vuduu...does it require a virgin sacrifice?

Recent TT discussion on splits

Let us know if that doesn't cover it pretty well. Falls under the category of advanced logging - because it takes a minute to actually understand it. Your electronic logs in your truck, will calculate it automatically after eight hours off duty. But it's nice to actually understand how it works, in case you need to use it in trip planning.

Rick

Electronic Logs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Rick S.'s Comment
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The 11/14's are pretty easy to comprehend.

Most people don't really "get" the 70, until they wake up on the 7th day after a reset - and think they have 11 hours to drive that day, only to find out they have ONLY TWO OR THREE - because they BURNT UP THEIR 70 CLOCK.

That kind of thing usually has to happen AT LEAST ONCE - and they you get it.

No voodoo sacrifices. No chickens or virgins were harmed.

Rick

Errol V.'s Comment
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LMAO @ Erroll! I'm not really sure how it works or if swift even let's us use it fully. If I go 8 hrs in sleeper my hrs will reset to where they were before clocking out. But going into sleeper for just two hrs doesn't seem to do anything at all.

JJ

Split sleeper probably gets the most discussion here, because it's so complicated. I've kind of figured it out using Swift's Qualcomm. And I bet Swift doesn't care how you slice that salami as long as your logs stay legal.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Farmerbob1's Comment
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A large part of how you use your HOS will be based on how you want to live on the road.

I like having a day off every week, and don't mind driving 11 hours a day, so I run hard whenever I have miles to run. On longer trips designed for drivers that chase their 70, I regularly find myself with enough time before delivery to final that I can take a 34.

If I don't need a 34, I try to get repowered. If I'm getting close to needing a 34, I'll pause the trip, do the 34, then make the delivery on time.

Some people like to start driving at the same time every day, so they can regularly call and speak to family, or pull into truck stops early enough to pretty much guarantee a good spot.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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