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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I clicked submit before I finished lol. Stupid fat fingers. Anywho, they've done good things in the past but as times have changed, the motives have as well.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Crystal H.'s Comment
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How many hours a day are allowed to drive?

MC1371's Comment
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How many hours a day are allowed to drive?

11 hrs total, before a 10 hour reset is required.

*That's the basic answer! Not going into 8/2 splits, or losing drive time to expired 14s ECT.

If you really want to get detailed ask Old School, the man has the soul of an Engineer who has a passion for Accounting ;)

Old School's Comment
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If you really want to get detailed ask Old School, the man has the soul of an Engineer who has a passion for Accounting ;)

Haha - thanks, I'll take that as a nice compliment!

Here's our best answer...

Learn The Logbook Rules (HOS)

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BullDozer's Comment
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I have a question about time out and home time. I would like to run as long as possible. What's the limit on time out and what is max home time. Ex. 3 months out 1 day home for every 7 out 4 days a month× 3 is 12 home. There is probably a limit im assuming?

Pianoman's Comment
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I have a question about time out and home time. I would like to run as long as possible. What's the limit on time out and what is max home time. Ex. 3 months out 1 day home for every 7 out 4 days a month× 3 is 12 home. There is probably a limit im assuming?

Honestly it depends on the company. If you're otr there's no limit on how long you stay out--alot of people don't even have a home. Each company will have their own policies about home time--best to make sure you ask about the policy before signing on so you know how it works.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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When it comes to the split sleeper, Rainey needs to chime in.

I completely agree the 14 hr rule is complete nonsense; however, I do understand its reason for implementation. I just feel there has to be a better solution.

As far the ELD proposal to push the mandate back 2 years is just smoke and mirrors. Anybody that knows how legislation works knows that it is BS. Anything that gets approved won't be passed until the following legislative session. That will be next spring. Even if a bill is passed with urgency and passed into 'law'; it still requires a certain amount of time to pass before it goes into effect. Usually a full calendar year at minimum. There simply not enough time to push back the mandate. It is inevitable at this point.

Drive Safe and God Speed

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Brett, you look like a fairly hairy dude. What brand of nose hair trimmer do you use? This is trucking related because mine recently broke down and if I don't find a decent replacement I'm going to probably get into an accident. I just keep pulling them out by the roots. All the sneezing and watery eyes are quite a distraction. LOL!

JJ

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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You did say ANYTHING...LOL!

JJ

Brett Aquila's Comment
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What brand of nose hair trimmer do you use? This is trucking related because mine recently broke down and if I don't find a decent replacement I'm going to probably get into an accident.

I have the Philips 5100 Facial Hair Precision Trimmer for Men

Brett, you look like a fairly hairy dude

Fortunately the Italian side of my family was tempered by the German side so I'm right in the middle.

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