Got Pulled Over!

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murderspolywog's Comment
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Rick I got cited for unsafe speed for the conditions, and 5 mph over the speed limit. 60 mph in the dark on a twisty mt road. when I first had my motorcycle, I wander if that's what what the officer was talking about?

Rick S.'s Comment
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Rick I got cited for unsafe speed for the conditions, and 5 mph over the speed limit. 60 mph in the dark on a twisty mt road. when I first had my motorcycle, I wander if that's what what the officer was talking about?

I was talking about the ORIGINAL POSTER. Got pulled for "traveling unreasonably fast" (whatever that it).

I was actually CURIOUS what he actually was doing to get pulled in the first place.

Rick

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I got pulled over by WV trooper the other day for traveling unreasonably fast but the cop gave me a break on that, so the real issue is when he looked at my logs. Ill cut to the chase and say i got a citation for false logs for using off duty driving for reasons other than personal use. Im lucky i didnt get put out of service. Now, Prime claims that you can use off duty driving to find parking near by to reset after all freight has been delivered and waiting on reload. The trooper claims thats illegal. So i want to know is it legal to use off duty driving to find a truckstop or other parking place to wait for a reload when the reciever doesnt allow truck parking? Like i said PRIME INC. ALLOWS THIS only when empty and finding parking for reset and waiting for reload.

I want to know what the prime citation department said about it?

Vendingdude's Comment
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If you actually are driving somewhere just to wait to be dispatched, or on your way to a terminal or anything else you are on duty, even of empty. If you on your way home, or empty and going to eat (and not dispatched yet) you can drive the vebicke, trailer or not, and be off duty. You are allowed to use your CMB as a personal vehicle without affecting your HOS. Consult the FMCSA website:

Click on Drivers Guide to HOS 2016pdf.

Personal Use of a Commercial Motor Vehicle

It is possible that occasionally you may not use a truck in commerce at all. You may be moving your personal belongings to a new house or, as a hobby, you may be taking your horses to a horse show. As long as the activity is not in support of a business, the Federal hours-of-service regulations do not apply to you. If you are not operating your truck in commerce, you are not subject to the hours-of-service regulations.

In this example it say clearly you can move your household goods or corral of horses in a commercial truck AND TRAILER (unless someone thinks the gov is implying you move horses in your sleeper berth) without being subject to commercial HOS regulations.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Commercial Motor Vehicle:

A commercial motor vehicle is any vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property with either:

  • A gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more
  • A gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more which includes a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
  • CSA:

    Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

    The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

    FMCSA:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

    What Does The FMCSA Do?

    • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
    • Data and Analysis
    • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
    • Research and Technology
    • Safety Assistance
    • Support and Information Sharing

    Fm:

    Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

    The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

    HOS:

    Hours Of Service

    HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Vendingdude's Comment
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Sorry for the typos. Guess I should start using the preview function....

Tractor Man's Comment
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Sorry for the typos. Guess I should start using the preview function....

That's OK. Rainy and Errol dont use it either!

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Sorry for the typos. Guess I should start using the preview function....

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That's OK. Rainy and Errol dont use it either!

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Go lock yourself out of your truck lol

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Isaac H.'s Comment
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Correct me if I'm wrong...so your saying that if your not driving your cvm in commerce and your taking your horses to a horse show as a hobby from New York to California you can drive for 24 hours straight?

That doesn't sound right at all. Lol.

Isaac H.'s Comment
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* not in commerce

Correct me if I'm wrong...so your saying that if your not driving your cvm in commerce and your taking your horses to a horse show as a hobby from New York to California you can drive for 24 hours straight?

That doesn't sound right at all. Lol.

Vendingdude's Comment
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Correct me if I'm wrong...so your saying that if your not driving your cvm in commerce and your taking your horses to a horse show as a hobby from New York to California you can drive for 24 hours straight?

That doesn't sound right at all. Lol.

I'm not saying it. The government is saying it. Cool, huh?

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