Co-Driver HOS

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Parrothead66's Comment
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Don’t do actual team driving but someone recently tried to tell me that when you have two drivers in the truck that while one is driving the other can log off duty. Just trying to satisfy my own curiosity. I thought to be off duty you had to “off duty” . Did he maybe mean on duty not driving?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Don’t do actual team driving but someone recently tried to tell me that when you have two drivers in the truck that while one is driving the other can log off duty. Just trying to satisfy my own curiosity. I thought to be off duty you had to “off duty” . Did he maybe mean on duty not driving?

team trucks do not stop very often. with teams you can log "off duty" for up to 2 hours, but must be in sleeper for 8 hours. you take your breaks on the truck. therefore one drives, one is off duty/sleeping. so 22 hours in 24 the truck can roll. still.need to do your 30 min. Ive even seen "rolling 34s" where one drives and rhe other does not for 34 to get a reset. not fun to me lol

with a permit, the trainer must be logged as "on duty" while the student is driving and must be in the passenger seat.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Thanks Rainy. I just assumed while one was on duty driving the other was either sleeper or on duty not driving. It came up with a trainee that had done team for a few months. We had stopped for a 30 and showered, when we pulled out I forgot to put myself on duty (he was driving so his automatically kicked in) about 20 minuets or so later I got a HOS warning for passenger rule violation. That’s when he told about the breaks for teams. It does make sense after I actually gave it some thought.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Heres a whole new angle to it....if you took a break for 2 hours outside the truck doing laundry/showering etc....that time on the QC counts as "off duty passenger" and if you dont go right into sleeper it will violate or threaten to do so. I asked a DOT officer about yhis and they said the QC is stupid and you wouldnt be in violation as they can tell if the truck is stopped or not. lol. the passenger rule sucks.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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