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Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Log question

Oh one more thing packrat I know you’re a keyboard cowboy for the simple fact I would never make a smart mouth remark about another’s service. I don’t care if somebody spent two days pounding sand he has my respect to the day I die. I’m not one that needs to boost his ego by tooting his own horn however I have two Purple Hearts bronze star and 4 naval accommodations. So it looks like in my three years in the combat zone I’ve done more than you ever will. So next time that you’re in a truckstop and you see somebody with a Vietnam veteran hat on go up to him and tell him his year in the jungle didn’t mean nothing see what happens. Piece of trash entitled little wimp. And since you’re a moderator you’re probably gonna delete this post because it’s calling you out I dare you to leave it and I dare you to leave your own anti-veteran comments

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Log question

Thanks Scott, we are actually about to be the same company. As to that pack rat guys issue I don’t know. In the military week all guys like him POGs. Act all tough behind a keyboard but I guarantee in real life is a terminal rat sitting there crying and whining every day because his Hemorrhoids hurt. That’s why I didn’t ask the question on any of the Facebook pages because that’s what you get, it’s the last time I’ll come here for advice the guy who started this really needs to look at who he lets as a moderator

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Log question

The reason I said we had eight hours was because with his truck being governed at 60 because he gets an extra one cent per mile we did not have the time to complete that load. During this 70 hour period I was driving between 10 1/2 to 11 everyday because we were doing fedex critical loads and spending on duty time doing company training. My question was because I didn’t feel it was right nor legal to alter accurate work time because of his poor planning. Because I’m a new driver I can only go by what the company has taught us about our logs. And it seem to me that what he did was a violation of law because if we can edit our logs at anytime we want to get more hours driving then what’s the point they might as well drop it and go back to nothing. As to your comments about my 10 hour break I do sleep as much as I possibly can I did not go into the stuff that goes on in our truck such as him sitting there listening to music or rolling down the windows and essentially being an ass at all hours because it wasn’t relevant. Because my question was only about the logs him. And your comment about my fatigue, I spent two years in the middle east and another year in East Africa serving my nation I’m used to going 30 40 hrs. with maybe 2 to 3 hours sleep, so I know when my reaction time is off and I am not 100%. I didn’t know who you were since I just joined and I’ve looked at your past comments to other rookie posts and you need to come off your high horse. Because you act like you’re some immortal truck driving God This is supposed to be a group that is supportive of new drivers I wasn’t asking to being coddled I was asking a question because I was confused about my logs and I didn’t want to call safety or my fleet manager over something that is completely normal, or was it something that he was doing that could jeopardize my standing in the company or my CDL. But that’s just my two cents as you say.

One of the hallmarks of being a productive driver is that you manage your clock well. Nobody wants to leave eight hours on their 70 while being forced to take a 34 hour break. That's like taking $250.00 off of your paycheck. The first thing that struck me as odd in this post was this statement...

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we only had eight hours left on our 70s and I was dangerously fatigued my reaction time was down and I was swaying in my lane I had no business on the road.

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The fact that they had eight hours left, and he still managed to legally drive all day, puts them fairly close to having just finished a ten hour break. Why is the driver so fatigued that he "had no business on the road?" Part of managing our driving hours is how we manage our resting hours. We have to make sure we are rested up. What happened in this situation? Why was the driver "dangerously fatigued?" I am not condemning anybody here, I am just curious. As a professional driver when my ten hour break is over, I am fresh and ready to turn some miles. John is in training, and I know how exhausting that can be, but surely ten hours should have done something beneficial for him. It just stood out to me as an oddity.

One of the first things we would typically ask a new driver who is complaining about low miles is... "How much of your 70 are you using up each week?" The answer to that question helps us evaluate the driver's efficiency at managing his time so that he is maximizing his levels of productivity. That efficiency is vital to a driver's success out here. The lack of it is the very reason for such disparity in driver's incomes.

What happened during that ten hour break? Something went wrong and the driver was not rested. I am more curious about that than the fudging around with the logs. Had there been some prior conversations between the trainer and the trainee about being careful about how much "on duty" time you burn up at shippers and receivers? Had their been any conversations about making sure you are resting well during your ten hour break? I have watched new drivers wasting a lot of time playing video games during their breaks. That is not a good way to

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Log question

Thank you all. I called my training FM and they are routing us in early before my safety test to solo for a meeting with safety. She was very helpful and said none of this was legit. She looked up our macros and confirmed it was my trainer that requested a load and no mention of fatigue or hours. Which I figured because he did mention he wanted another load before the Saturday night cut off. At this company he does know driving essentially he is a passenger only

Posted:  4 months, 1 week ago

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Log question

I have an issue I have a question about, I’m in my final week with my drive instructor. Yesterday we only had eight hours left on our 70s and I was dangerously fatigued my reaction time was down and I was swaying in my lane I had no business on the road. I expressed this to him and he took a load anyhow even though the math showed we did not have enough time to complete it. His truck is governed at 60 and we were 580 miles away from the drop. We were coming a crossed 80 and Iowa today and hit The construction he went into my log and edited my on duty time from the shipper to give me another 45 minutes to complete the load. We pulled into a hotel with five minutes left on my clock which means I would’ve never made that load. all the time at the shipper was valid because I had a drop and couple then deal with the paperwork it wasn’t a problem of me not logging off duty because I should’ve been on duty the whole time. Can what he did get me in trouble and should I say something to my training fleet manager. I was told that editing my log should be rare and only when there is a mistake.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Western Express Questions

I just got out of driving school and trying to make the right choices in a company. I just spoke with a western express recruiter and they are offering a position in the flatbed division running the east coast. Online reviews swing wildly both ways so have no idea what to believe, Ive never been a job hopper and dont want to start now.

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