Logging Hours At The Truck Stop.

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Tractor Man's Comment
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My compliance has been perfect thus far, but i do have a couple minor backing incidents, so who knows what is going to happen to me.

Maybe a little "Counseling" session with the Safety Dept. I wouldn't sweat it. Just start shutting down earlier. Have a 2 or 3 hour "back up plan" window built into your trip plan.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Talk to your logs Dept. Ours will remove any violation less than five miles. Because of this what I usually do is park at pump...go to ladies room n buy soda snacks then park. So if you it takes me awhile to park they could remove it. But my QC isn't that sensitive. If I hit off duty..it won't kick on for quite a while.

I was told by logs most drivers less than six months have three to ten violations. Companies expect them to need to learn time management.

Errol V.'s Comment
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18 W's, you'll easily survive this crisis. The QC considers you are in driving mode since the engine was on, and the truck was in gear.

Next time, the moment you start getting into a parking spot, manually switch your time to On Duty, and you can take all the time you need, even driving SLOWLY around the lot.

18 Wheels of Steel's Comment
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That's what I did! The POS still kicked me back to the drive line. I never got out of 3rd gear in the lot. I'm not sure if I exceeded the distance required to kick it into drive time or what. Maybe because I spent like 45 minutes circling and resetting?

I'm not even sure what my problem was, I've parked in harder spots than this, but it just wasn't clicking today.

I'm hoping this is something that dispatch can edit on their end tomorrow morning. I just did my 6 month review a couple weeks ago, and when he pulled up the compliance screen on the computer, it was totally blank. I'd really like to keep it that way. It's a nice counterbalance to those two preventables.

18 W's, you'll easily survive this crisis. The QC considers you are in driving mode since the engine was on, and the truck was in gear.

Next time, the moment you start getting into a parking spot, manually switch your time to On Duty, and you can take all the time you need, even driving SLOWLY around the lot.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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At Swift (this is an unadvertised special) you get two HOS violations before you have to go in and talk to Safety. So your probably "good".

There is a QC speed limit that convinces the GPS lady that you're really driving. I think it's either 15 or 25 mph. There also a time limit to making those parking lot moves. Maybe 15 ot 10 minutes? I foolishly tried driving (<10 mph) for three miles on Off Duty once. That didn't fool the GPS/QC!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sambo's Comment
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I wouldn't sweat i . It's one event. Now, if you're doing it once a week, might need to look at parking earlier .

Also, usually your dispatch can fix it, if you call them and explain what was going on. They know the difference between "driving" and maneuvering in a parking lot.

Pianoman's Comment
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That's what I did! The POS still kicked me back to the drive line. I never got out of 3rd gear in the lot. I'm not sure if I exceeded the distance required to kick it into drive time or what. Maybe because I spent like 45 minutes circling and resetting?

Sounds like yours is set up pretty similar to ours here at Swift. If I spend more than 10 minutes or so circling around, it kicks me to driving for the whole time. If I know I need more time, I'll switch to a different status and then back. So, since you were On Duty, just switch to any other status and then switch right back to On Duty. It'll say you've been On Duty the whole time but it'll break it up into two segments and give you another 10-15 minutes before kicking you to driving again. I probably shouldn't do that but it beats getting an HOS violation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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