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Dan E.'s Comment
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I am going to try my luck with TMC as an inexperienced driver. Assuming I get thru training and get my own truck, what I understand is I can work 14 hours per day strapping, tarping, driving, and my weekends home make this 70 hour rule a non factor. Is that bad info or me misunderstanding the laws?

Tractor Man's Comment
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The short answer is yes. 5 days out 2 days home will pretty much leave the 70 hours in 8 days out of the equation. Your weekend home will satisfy the 34 hour reset rule. You will start with a fresh 70 on Monday. Hope this helps.

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Bill S.'s Comment
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Make sure you ask if it's an actual weekend off or just a 34 hour reset.

Steve C.'s Comment
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Worth noting: When I worked there they did everything in their power to get you home, but occasionally (very rarely) things would happen. Sometimes you would get home on the weekend, but not long enough for a 34 (i.e. get home Saturday afternoon and have to leave Sunday afternoon). Sometimes you would just have to a run a weekend. Also, sometimes you might WANT to run a weekend here or there to make extra money. So while typically you won't have to worry about it, still know it because it will come up from time to time.

Stickers's Comment
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Worth noting: When I worked there they did everything in their power to get you home, but occasionally (very rarely) things would happen. Sometimes you would get home on the weekend, but not long enough for a 34 (i.e. get home Saturday afternoon and have to leave Sunday afternoon). Sometimes you would just have to a run a weekend. Also, sometimes you might WANT to run a weekend here or there to make extra money. So while typically you won't have to worry about it, still know it because it will come up from time to time.

Does TMC allow you to recap from your previous week if you choose to stay out? Or if you cannot be home long enough to take a 34?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Steve C.'s Comment
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Worth noting: When I worked there they did everything in their power to get you home, but occasionally (very rarely) things would happen. Sometimes you would get home on the weekend, but not long enough for a 34 (i.e. get home Saturday afternoon and have to leave Sunday afternoon). Sometimes you would just have to a run a weekend. Also, sometimes you might WANT to run a weekend here or there to make extra money. So while typically you won't have to worry about it, still know it because it will come up from time to time.

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Does TMC allow you to recap from your previous week if you choose to stay out? Or if you cannot be home long enough to take a 34?

They were fine with it when I worked there, and sometimes you had to recap if you stayed out depending on what kind of load you got over the weekend. That said I haven't worked there for over 2 years now so things could be different.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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