Never Go Back Home Otr

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iTruck2007's Comment
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Is going home for a day after 7 days u put in a waste of time? How can u reasonably get back home every 7 days Can someone explain the whole10 hour reset , and14hour rules?

Kat's Comment
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Most places have you stay out for several weeks at a time before allowing you to take home time, but you "earn" one day off for every week you are out. Prime allows a max of 4 days off at a time if you drive your truck home. I typically stay out on the road for 5-6 weeks and then take a 4 day stretch off. The days I earn that I don't use are banked.

The 14 hour rule means that you can only work 14 consecutive hours in a day. The clock starts ticking when you first go on duty or begin driving and doesn't stop for anything. You CAN pause your clock by taking 8 hours in the sleeper.

The 10 hour reset is the break, either off duty time or sleeper, that resets your 14 hour clock. So once you break for 10, you have another 14 you can work.

There is also the 11 hour rule that dictates how much actual driving time you get during that 14 hours.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Many regional and dedicated accounts are 5-6 days per week, day 7 is the off day. Perhaps the thing that you are not realizing is parking the truck and trailer near your residence is usually acceptable.

The dedicated account I am on for Walmart, out-of-town drivers take their day-off at the DIstribution Center. The only thing missing at the facility is a laundry, however there are several within a 5 mile radius.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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