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Tracy H.'s Comment
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If I have not started my clocks for the day but I need to move my truck 200’ to a parking spot, will my clocks start.

Old School's Comment
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Probably not. Most of them are set with a slight delay in them. If you are a company driver just go ahead and move. If it gives you a problem call in to your logs department and they can fix it for you.

I'm quite sure you'll have no problem.

Dave Reid's Comment
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I have used four different MDTs from three manufacturers. All of them allowed about 2 miles before they put me on duty/driving. Also, with all of them I could reset the distance by hitting Off Duty/Break or something similar. I highly doubt any unit would force you on duty with a 200' move. Next time you have the opportunity, test your specific unit's leeway by first resetting a trip odometer and then driving a short distance when you're in sleeper berth or break mode. Try going a mile or some other short distance, stop and see if you're still on break...then go a bit further, rinse and repeat. You'll soon figure out just how much leeway you have.

A few days ago, I had to make it about 6 miles to preserve a 34 reset I was working on. I just drove 1.5 to 1.8 miles, pushed Off Duty/Break, and continued. So, in four little hops, I was tucked into a truck stop after having previously spent a lot of time at a receiver and then ready for sleep before heading to a pickup in the am, and I got my 34. Off course I took a route that allowed for the stops to be made safely to quickly hit the MDT. I wouldn't recommend pulling this sort of crap very often, and only if you can do it such that the location logged doesn't switch to a different city. Naturally, an auditor could figure out that this had been done by looking at the GPS logs, but if you don't do it often and are careful about it, you won't likely have a problem. If it doesn't work for you, please don't blame me :-).

If I have not started my clocks for the day but I need to move my truck 200’ to a parking spot, will my clocks start.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Jenny's Comment
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Depends on the system. I'm on a new ELD program that only allows me to move at speeds under 5mph. It doesn't seem to matter how far I go, but the second I hit 5mph I am in drive mode. I also have PC mode though.

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