Newbie Question About Recapping Your 70hr Clock

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Seth's Comment
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I am a brand new member and I'll be getting my cdl in April with Roehl. I really would like to understand recapping the 70 hr clock, i've read about it and I have also watched numerous videos on it as well, but I guess i still don't understand it fully, I am asking if someone could please take the time and explain it, step by step. There is so much i want to learn before I start my career so I am ahead of the game. Thanks for your time!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Go through the HOURS OF SERVICE section on the High Road Training Program.

And try reading THIS: https://www.jjkeller.com/wcsstore/CVCatalogAssetStore/references/miscellaneous/recap-how-to-use.pdf from JJ Keller.

If you have more specific questions after doing the tutorial and the reading please ask.

It's easier to explain - if you have a basic grasp of the concepts, and specific things you are fuzzy on.

Rick

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Here's a "game" I designed to help understand the 70 rule:
70 Hours on Duty

Rainy D.'s Comment
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It basically comes down to looking at the 70 as a bank account.

As you drive and use on duty time, you are making withdrawals. So if I use 10hrs today, I still have 60 hours banked. As you get closer to the end of the week, you are running out of hours. Each night at midnight there are deposits made based on what hours you used on the corresoonding day of the week before.

So imagine the bank account is down to 5 hours. After my 34 hour reset, I used 10 hrs that first day. Now I'm down to 5hrs on my clock. At midnight that 10 hours is deposited back into the bank account.

So now I have 5+10 hours to use. Using the 15 is considered "running on recaps". Its a constant withdrawal and deposit of your hours in the 70hr clock bank.

Seth's Comment
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Thank you for all the replies, it's helped out a lotthank-you-2.gif !

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