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Cornelius A.'s Comment
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You must have been on 95th street lol........ there is the Wal-Mart parking lot on 167th street and I 57 where I see a lot of trucks parked over night and you have the new love on 159th street and I94

If they were able to find over 4 hours for you, then you obviously weren't managing your logs efficiently. Yep, definitely figure out where those hours came from.

The other day when I was about to be stuck in the "hood" of Chicago we were scrambling to salvage time to get me out of there and all we could come up with was about 4 minutes. I ended up having to deliberately violate HOS to get back to a safe location. First time ever, but I did what I had to do. I notified logs compliance before I did it and explained how it had happened. Nothing has been said so far and I made up the overage on my break.

When the guards are all armed AND locked inside this reinforced building with very heavy bars on the only window and it's accessed by a "bank safe" type door.. well that would be somewhere I will not be hanging out after dark.

It was caused by circumstances beyond my control but it is what it is. Time management is crucial in this business.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ducky's Comment
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Thanks so much Bob and Susan (and everyone) for taking the time to comment and advise. You are what makes this forum and site invaluable to me. It shows that while I am doing many things right, there is this HOS side of the business I need to seriously focus on and master to move to the next level. I didn't really see that clearly until you all offered feedback. I can't thank you enough. Man, I love this site!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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I think most any trucker will at 1 point or another have to contact logs; because, of time issues. At Wolding they can go back a week. They send you the logs back and you do the fat trimming. Then reapprove them. I was trying to get home for the 4th and had to do that. I think I gained 11 mins, lol. But it was enough.

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