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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Brett, and others, are there discussions on this site about what a better solution would be? I have some thoughts on this and would be curious to know what other drivers have to say. Alternatives, not just complaints.

Great idea. I just started a new thread for this:

Logbook Rules: How Would You Make Them Better?


A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Sweet Jimmy's Comment
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If a swallow is "laden" - what is it actually carrying?

I'm certainly going to look for answers to life's mysteries, from the guy who changes toiler paper rolls at a rest area, and advises people to lie on their DOT Med Exams.


Coconuts! They carry coconuts.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Phox's Comment
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I have a question.... why do so many rest areas have such crappy quality toilet paper... I'm talking that half ply thin stuff that I can read a book through that's only about 2/3 as wide as what you use at home. I refuse to believe it saves money because it's so thin we have to use 4x as much easily unless we want brown fingers. Then the wideness issue makes us use more too for the same reason. So if the powers at be think they're saving money... I call bs.

I'm not asking for the Charmin ultra soft here but come on at least step up to what the truck stops use at bare minimum.

What gives with so many rest areas that only have parallel parking type areas for trucks. those are such as pain when you just want to stop for 2 minutes to go pee! takes longer to park than I'll actually be there because you get the line of trucks (and trucks with travel trailers) and it'll get full super easy or the n the middle leaves and now you actually have to parallel park. just such a pain when all you want to do is oull in, go pee and get back on the road.

i don't know what state you work in... but man another thing that grinds my gears... multiple rest stops in a row "closed for repairs"... I haven't been to AR in a few months but last few times I had been there almost every rest area between little rock and Texas was closed. It's an issue in california too between primm, nv and Barstow... almost every single one if not all of them are closed for repairs, some of which I have not seen any progress on. due to our limited options on places to stop this drives me up the walls!!!.\ close 1 maybe 2 along a highway at a time, not all along the whole thing! even better close every other one not multiple in a row.

ok i'm done ranting


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
David O.'s Comment
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you'll eventually get pulled in for a random drug test/sleep test and you'll be busted.

Random sleep tests . . .

. . . this really is a GREAT CAREER! ! !

A D's Comment
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you'll eventually get pulled in for a random drug test/sleep test and you'll be busted.


Random sleep tests . . .

. . . this really is a GREAT CAREER! ! !

You can't blame the carriers and the insurance companies to protect themselves from people trying to cheat their way into this GREAT CAREER.

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