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Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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HELP!!!!!

The Hours of Service rule for truck drivers contains an 11-hour daily driving limit and 14-hour work day limit. You can only work 70 hours a week and if you reach the maximum 70 hours of driving within a week. You take a 34 consecutive hour break you can get all of the hours back.

So what this means is you have 14hrs to drive 11hrs as soon as you start working for the day. So for example lets say you start your day at 4am, 14hrs from 4am is 6pm. So you need to either drive 11hrs by that time while taking a 30 minute break or just finish driving at 6pm because you have hit your 14 hours.

70 hours is the maximum amount of hours you can work in a week. That should be pretty easy, office people work 40 hours and we work 70 and you can either choose to reset or do a rolling clock to keep driving.

I'm bad at explaining this but I will try my best.

Thanks again, what's a rolling clock? My instructor did mention something about after midnight you gain hours back? You broke it down really well to where I understand it so thanks again. This is only my 3rd day in school.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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HELP!!!!!

The Hours of Service rule for truck drivers contains an 11-hour daily driving limit and 14-hour work day limit. You can only work 70 hours a week and if you reach the maximum 70 hours of driving within a week. You take a 34 consecutive hour break you can get all of the hours back.

So what this means is you have 14hrs to drive 11hrs as soon as you start working for the day. So for example lets say you start your day at 4am, 14hrs from 4am is 6pm. So you need to either drive 11hrs by that time while taking a 30 minute break or just finish driving at 6pm because you have hit your 14 hours.

70 hours is the maximum amount of hours you can work in a week. That should be pretty easy, office people work 40 hours and we work 70 and you can either choose to reset or do a rolling clock to keep driving.

I'm bad at explaining this but I will try my best.

Thanks guys this really breaks it down in simpler form. Makes way more sense now.

Lol at gunner for the FB drama. 2 funny!!!!

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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HELP!!!!!

Please can someone break down the 70 hour rule in simpler terms for me. The instructor explained but I didn't get it. I'm with him In regards to the drive up to 11hrs and then OFF DUTY for 10hrs. From their I can't get it for nothing. He mentioned something about the 14th hour. PLEASE HELP!! Thanks

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Passed my permit test!!

Congratulations Andre!

Keep up the good work, this is an exciting time with lots of ups and downs. Hang in there!

Hey OLDSCHOOL thanks for responding. I had a good day again. We learned how to back up again today. Tomorrow will be parallel parking.

Also Phil I apreciate you as well.

Posted:  9 years, 7 months ago

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Passed my permit test!!

So excited I passed my permit test today. Also learned how to alley dock as well. Good week so far.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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CDL Physical consists of?

Andre, I did mine Tuesday in Texas. The drug screening was part of it so I provided a urine sample. Blood pressure check, reflexes were checked with that little rubber mallet. Laying on a table, my knees were brought up towards my chest. There were different arm rotations. I had walk a few steps in a squated position. Think that was to test the knees. I can pass the test, but not entering any races like that. My knees are tired.

Hey I appreciate that. Was just wondering what they require you to do and how long the process took.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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CDL Physical consists of?

What all is required when taking your DOT physical on the 1st day of CDL School.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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What are steps when starting company paid trucking school?

You need to obtain a permit through your local dmv. They will provide the study material which will vary on the state.

After acquiring your permit, contact a company that you favor. You will most likely go through a pre-hire process where they will collect various information about yourself including work history, criminal background, etc. You will also need a medical card declaring that you are healthy enough to drive for extended periods of time. This can be done at participating clinics.

After you've been approved, they'll either set you up with the loan or offer transportation to their academy, whichever comes first. As for the actual training courses, the completion time will vary. Some schools are better than others, offering more equipment and time to hone your skills which will consist of basic knowledge and operation of a tractor-trailer, parking, and navigating the roads/highways.

When the school has decided(or has hopefully not pushed you into it) that you are fit for testing, you will graduate from them. You will be taken to their local dmv where you will complete a set course. This course varies on the state. For Texas, I was asked to do a quick inspection, explain the operation of the vehicle, drove around the highway and then on it, and finally asked to parallel park.

This is mostly what happens for a lot of the training schools out there.

Chris thanks for the info. I actually start a school in 2weeks. The said I didn't need my permit bc I'll get it there. Thanks for responding.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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What are steps when starting company paid trucking school?

I'm wondering how this works? When you report do you take the knowledge & skills test to obtain your permit?

When you go out on the road for 6 weeks do you get your actual CDL license upon return? Do you go back to dmv? I'm in Texas

Thanks.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Anything on KLLM/FFE?? Newbie

I'm starting training in 2 weeks. Any advice?

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