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Rookie Drivers: Time Management Advice

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The more hours that you are available to drive, the more miles you can go, and the more money you can make. Learning to manage your time and logbook correctly is a huge part of your success as a driver.

While much of the loading/unloading process is beyond the driver's control, there are some specific ways to manage your time to maximize your availability.

What should I know about hours-of-service as a new truck driver?

Essentially, the government only allows you to drive 11 hours a day, within a continuous 14-hour window.

You will be required to take a 34-hour break after driving 60 hours in 7 days, or 70 hours in 8 days.

How can a rookie driver learn how to manage their hours correctly?

Time management will come with experience, but we are always here to help.

Increasingly, and soon to be by-law, companies are using electronic logbooks to track drivers hours, rather than paper. This generally requires more drivers to be driving "by-the-book".

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