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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Just for clarification... your truck will have to be stopped for you to be able to change your logs. And if you have to move the truck from the fuel island to a parking spot it will not automatically switch you over to the "drive" line. It does automatically switch to the "drive" line when you get back out on the road, but not on such a small amount of movement like within the confines of the truck stop parking lot.

Wow.... Blast from the recent past!

At my (new) company. We can go up to 15mph, and up to 2 miles before we get kicked to the drive line. However, if you were to, let's say, try driving at 15mph down the road to try and "save" time on your clock, it won't work. It is also GPS restricted to a certain perimeter, and the time it took you to get that far magically dissappears when the drive line kicks in. (I tested the "theory" once) each company may set it up differently.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Will H.'s Comment
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The answer is yes. You can be on duty as far past your 14 hour clock as needed. The 14 hour clock is merely a window of time that you must stop driving within. Once you reach that 14 hour limit you can no longer drive, but you can perform "on duty" tasks like fueling.

Good to know. I am trying to figure out how to best to make the most of the clocks since that seems to be one of the key elements of earning.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Just for clarification... your truck will have to be stopped for you to be able to change your logs. And if you have to move the truck from the fuel island to a parking spot it will not automatically switch you over to the "drive" line. It does automatically switch to the "drive" line when you get back out on the road, but not on such a small amount of movement like within the confines of the truck stop parking lot.

Thanks, that is what I was wondering.

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