2. CDL Endorsements & Restrictions
4. CDL Training: Learn to Drive
4. Seven-Step Inspection Method
8. CDL Training: Seeing Around
14. Managing Vehicles Around You
17. Spot Hazards on RoadCDL Training
24. Vehicle for Winter Driving
25. Drive in Winter Conditions
27. Railroad-Highway Crossings
39. Truck Fire Causes & Prevention
2. Legal Weight Limits for Trucks
3. Passenger Supervision & Accidents
2. Air Brake Systems for Trucks
3. Air-Brake Systems & Foundation
4. Air-Brake PartsCDL Training
5. Air-Brake System Spring Brakes
6. Air Brake Systems for Trucks
7. Dual Air Brake Systems for Trucks
10. CDL Air Brake Check for Trucks
12. Emergency Stops in a Truck
13. Properly Brake on Downgrades
1. Drive Combination Vehicles Safely
3. Handle Railroad-Highway Crossings
5. Combination Vehicle Air Brakes
7. Connect Hose Couplers (Glad Hands)
9. Antilock Brake Systems for Trucks
10. Couple & Uncouple Trucks Safely
11. Couple and Uncouple a Truck
12. Safely Uncouple Tractor-Semitrailers
13. Inspect a Combination Vehicle
2. Couple & Uncouple Trailers Safely
3. Uncouple Twin & Triple Trailers
1. CDL Training: Section 8 Tanks
1. Hazardous Materials Regulations
2. Intent of Hazmat Regulations
3. Hazardous Materials Responsibility
5. Placards & Regulated Products
7. Hazardous Substances & Quantities
8. Fill Out Hazmat Shipping Paper
9. Hazmat Shipping Paper Requirements
10. Recognize Hazardous Materials
12. Load & Unload Hazardous Cargo
13. Load & Unload Hazardous Cargo
14. Loading/Unloading Hazardous Cargo
15. Bulk Packaging Markings, Loading
17. Hazmat Driving & Parking Rules
19. Keep Shipping Papers & Info
20. Respond to Hazmat Emergencies
21. Control Truck Fires & Leaks
22. Respond to CDL Training Hazards
23. Required Notification for CDL
24. Hazardous Materials Glossary
2. School Bus Loading/Unloading
6. Emergency Exit/Evacuation CDL
7. Emergency Evacuation Procedures
10. CDL Training: Special Situations
1. CDL Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection
2. Inspect Vehicle Parts for CDL
4. CDL Training: Check Oil Pedals
5. Inspect Steering & Suspension
6. CDL Training: Brake Wheel Checkup
7. Inspect Truck for CDL Training
8. Inspect Tractor & Coupling Lines
9. CDL Drivers: School Bus Inspection
10. Inspect Trailer for CDL Training
1. CDL Basic Vehicle Control Skills
1. CDL Training On-road Driving
2. On-Road Driving: Intersections
3. CDL Training: On-Road Part 3
1. Learn Hours of Service Regulations
2. HOS Regulations for Truckers
3. Understanding HOS Regulations
6. 11-Hour Driving Limit for Trucks
8. Adverse Driving Conditions/16hr
11. Calculate Hours with Sleeper Rule
1. Weight & Balance Laws for Trucks
2. Weight Transfer for Truck Drivers
3. Limitations of Axle Spacing
4. Scale Truck for CDL Training
5. Position of Trailer Tandems
6. Load Cargo for Axle Balance
7. Calculate Fuel Weight for CDL
8. Calculate Truck Driver Fuel
9. Calc Fuel Burnoff for Trucks
1. Learn Cargo Securement Fund.
2. Cargo Securement Requirements
4. Learn Containing, Immobilizing
6. Cargo Tie-Downs: Working Load
9. Secure Logs Loaded Lengthwise
12. Secure Metal Coils in Truck
13. Secure Coils Eyes Crosswise
14. Secure Coils Eyes Lengthwise
15. Secure Coils for Truck Drivers
16. Secure Paper Rolls for CDL
17. Load & Secure Paper Rolls Vert.
18. Secure Paper Rolls Vert. CDL
22. Reqs. Arrange Concrete Pipe
23. Securing Pipe Inside Diam. 1.143
24. Securing Pipe Inside Diam. 1143
25. Secure Intermodal Containers
26. Secure Autos, Light Trucks, Vans
27. Secure Heavy Vehicles, Equip.
28. Secure Flattened/Crushed Vehicles
29. Secure Roll-On/Roll-Off Hook
30. Secure Large Boulders Tranport
1. Cargo Securement for Trucks
2. Securement Devices & Dunnage
3. Strength Ratings Blocking System
4. Cargo Roll Prevention Training
8. Securement Reqs. for Metal Coils
9. Securement Reqs. for Metal Coils
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There are four types of duty status you can log in your logbook:
The hours of service rules will determine when you can drive based upon the amount of time you have spent either on duty or driving versus sleeper berth or off duty. First, let's talk about on-duty time.
The 60 / 70-hour limit is based on how many hours you work over a 7 or 8-day period. Just what kind of work is considered on-duty time? It includes all time you are working or are required to be ready to work for any employer.
Here are some specific activities that are considered to be on-duty time:
The bottom line is that on-duty time includes:
By understanding the definition of on-duty time, you will get a good idea of what they consider off-duty time. For time to be considered off duty, you must be relieved of all responsibility for performing work and be free to pursue activities of your own choosing.
If you are not doing any work (paid or unpaid) for a motor carrier, and you are not doing any paid work for anyone else, you may record the time as off-duty time.
Occasionally, you may use a truck for personal reasons and not for commerce. You may move your personal belongings to a new house or, as a hobby, you may take your horses to a horse show. As long as the activity does not support a business, you are not operating in commerce. If you are not operating your truck in commerce, you are not subject to the hours of service regulations.
Personal conveyance is the movement of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty. A driver may record time operating a CMV for personal conveyance as off-duty only when the driver is relieved from work and all responsibility for performing work by the motor carrier. The CMV may be used for personal conveyance even if it is laden (loaded) since the load is not being transported for the commercial benefit of the motor carrier at that time. Personal conveyance does not reduce a driver’s or motor carrier’s responsibility to operate a CMV safely. Motor carriers can establish personal conveyance limitations either within the scope of or more restrictive than the guidance provided by the FMCSA.
There is a provision allowing personal conveyance in a CMV. Your ELD provides a way to put yourself on personal conveyance. This is recorded in the off-duty section or line 1 of your logs. When you decide to make a personal conveyance move, you must set your ELD to that mode. Failure to set it properly can cause you considerable grief. If not set for personal conveyance, the moment you start moving your truck, the ELD will show your movement as driving time. That could conceivably mess up whatever break you are trying to achieve.
Let’s say you are taking a 34-hour reset. It’s a Friday night, and there is a local football game you’d like to go see. You can change your duty status from off duty to personal conveyance. You can then drive your truck over to the local ball game and put yourself back on off duty while watching the game. This will not affect your reset, and after you’ve finished watching the game, you just switch back to personal conveyance and reposition your truck back at the truck stop you were previously at. Once you have it parked, you switch back to off duty, and you are good to go. Your ELD will calculate all that time, including the time you drove to the ball game and back as off duty. You will be able to complete your 34-hour reset even though you drove your CMV for a small amount of personal use during that time. This same procedure can be used for going to the grocery store or to a local store for supplies.
Always put notes into your ELD indicating what you are doing when you make a duty-status change, especially when using the personal conveyance move. The note can be as simple as “going to get a meal” or “going to the grocery store for supplies.” Just make it clear in case someone questions you later about what you were doing.
Before experimenting with any personal conveyance moves, make sure you understand your company’s policy on the subject. We have found that some companies limit these options when they set up their ELDs. It is always best to make sure what is allowed before messing up your reset or getting yourself into trouble with management.
Personal conveyance is not to be used for advancing your load. You cannot use personal conveyance because you have run out of driving hours but still have 30 more miles to your destination. Personal conveyance is a privilege allowed in the regulations. It provides some much-needed flexibility when using ELDs. There’s plenty of reason for them to take it away from us if we abuse it.
The DOT has given us the ability to move trailers around within a yard without the movement of the tractor counting against our drive time. This is especially helpful at giving us some liberty to take care of needed duties without those same duties penalizing our ability to maximize our driving hours during our work shift.
It is important to remember the yard move feature in the ELD will show up as on-duty time. It counts against your 14-hour clock and your 70-hour clock. It does not count against your 11-hour clock because it is not applied to driving time. It differs from personal conveyance, which is recorded as off duty. A yard move is always recorded as on-duty time. Do not attempt a yard move when you need to complete an off-duty break. The yard move may mess up your ability to reset your clock when you expected. You can perform a yard move during your 30-minute break since on-duty time is allowed for the 30-minute break.
We are finding that many trucking companies set their ELD devices to only allow yard moves on property that is owned or leased by the carrier. The rule has some ambiguity to it. The way it is written appears to allow movement under the yard-move provision on any private property. It is clearly not to be used on a public roadway. We recommend each driver clarifies his company’s policy on yard moves before using this provision.
Which of the following is NOT true about personal conveyance in a commercial motor vehicle?
In order for time to be considered off duty for the logbook:
When can a driver record time operating a CMV for personal conveyance as off-duty
What do they consider on duty time to be for the logbook?
What status does your ELD record a yard move?
Which of the following is an example of on-duty time for the logbook?
Here are some specific activities which are considered to be on-duty time:
What is personal conveyance?
Which of the following is NOT true about recording a yard move in your ELD?
There are four duty types you can log in your logbook. What are they?
There are four types of duty status you can log in your logbook:
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