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Serah D.'s Comment
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Been waiting to be loaded in Columbus OH for over 5 hours. There goes my first well planned trip plan.

Delivery in Augusta WI between 8/1 0001 and 8/2 0700.

Assuming they finish loading me at 1900-1930, how would you plan thiz trip?

Errol V.'s Comment
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When did you start duty today?
(14 hour duty clock)?

How much driving can you do today when you're loaded?
(11 hour driving clock)?

Serah D.'s Comment
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When did you start duty today?
(14 hour duty clock)?

How much driving can you do today when you're loaded?
(11 hour driving clock)?

Errol l have just seen your reply. Started with 14 hrs after home time. Drove 2 hrs MT to the shipper. Changed status to off duty but 14 hr clock kept ticking. By the time l left at 1858 hrs l was down to 5.5 hrs. I drove 2 hrs plus and have now shut down at the Welcome Center/rest stop in Indy. I figure if l shut down now l can ran 10 hrs tomorrow, shut down early for my 10 and wake up at 4am to get to Consignee.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Susan D. 's Comment
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In the future, get into your dock and go to bed, showing yourself in the sleeper berth , that way after only 2.5 more hours, you'd have preserved your 14 hour clock. If it doesn't take that long to load, no biggie. Just be on your way. Don't be so worried about watching for that green light. If you're sleeping when they're finished and you're in the way sleeping, they'll come let you know lol.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Serah D.'s Comment
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In the future, get into your dock and go to bed, showing yourself in the sleeper berth , that way after only 2.5 more hours, you'd have preserved your 14 hour clock. If it doesn't take that long to load, no biggie. Just be on your way. Don't be so worried about watching for that green light. If you're sleeping when they're finished and you're in the way sleeping, they'll come let you know lol.

Thx Susan. Wish l knew this earlier. Il have no idea exactly what happened after l shut down last night. I put myself on sleeper berth at 9.30pm after a 16 min post trip. Woke up at night and checked how many more hrs of sleep l had left. Somehow, the QC decided that l was on duty instead. I edited and changed back to SB but that didn't work. Woke up just before 6am and it shows l now have - 5.10 hrs on my drive time. Called and was advised to call safety.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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