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Big Scott's Comment
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I'll be passing that way later today heading to Salt Lake City. I have done that same run. It's a nice run. You can't deliver early to that Lowes store. There is a good size Pilot not to far passed there in El Passo. You can sleep at the Lowes, if needed. There are all kinds of restaurants you can walk to if you have time. Is this your first Lowes store delivery? They are drop, hook, drop, hook, drop, hook and go.

Big Scott's Comment
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Don

When you say you gain 11 hrs at 0000 on Wednesday, does that mean 8 days ago you must have drove 11 hrs, so therefore those hrs drop of your running clock?

Thanks Chris

Yes, the total on duty time he had 8 days prior is what he is getting back on his 70. If his 70 is zero and he gets back 11, he has 11 hours of on duty time. That's for driving, fueling and pretrips, all are done on duty. If he has 3 hours left on his 70 and gains 11, he starts with a full day's clock of 11 and 14. That is 11 hours total available driving time and 14 total available on duty time. Driving and all other things affect the 14 hour clock.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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For a visual.

0801358001533024788.jpgToday, I got back 4H 15M. That added to what was left in my 70. To give me 12H 4M on my 70 today. I have a full 11 hours of drive time and 12H 4M total on duty time for me to use today. It is possible to use all of that in one day, but I won't.

Army 's Comment
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Thanks Big Scott

Don's Comment
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No, not only driving. 11 hours total for on-duty/driving. Ues, i'll pick those up at midnight tonight.

Don

When you say you gain 11 hrs at 0000 on Wednesday, does that mean 8 days ago you must have drove 11 hrs, so therefore those hrs drop of your running clock?

Thanks Chris

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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Welcome, Army.

Don, enjoy the trip down. I'm in Rawlins, WY tonight, I deliver in Salt Lake City in the morning and then to California.

Hacksaw's Comment
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Awesome thread! Great job Don. I am currently in correspondence with CFI about possibly using them for my CDL licencing. I had originally planned to go to a tech school here locally in the Florida panhandle (and are still currently scheduled to start Aug 13th) but may take up with CFI after reading a lot of great stuff here on the forum. Again... excellent and thorough thread about what I may have to look forward to. Thanks Don!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Don's Comment
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Big Scott, the drive has been fine so far.

Welcome, Army.

Don, enjoy the trip down. I'm in Rawlins, WY tonight, I deliver in Salt Lake City in the morning and then to California.

Don's Comment
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Thanks, Hacksaw. Have you read Big Scott's diary?

Awesome thread! Great job Don. I am currently in correspondence with CFI about possibly using them for my CDL licencing. I had originally planned to go to a tech school here locally in the Florida panhandle (and are still currently scheduled to start Aug 13th) but may take up with CFI after reading a lot of great stuff here on the forum. Again... excellent and thorough thread about what I may have to look forward to. Thanks Don!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott's Comment
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Hacksaw, CFI has plenty of freight to and from Florida. We just got a pay raise. That means when you start solo, you will be at 35 CPM instead of 33 CPM. Our tractors are all very new. They have also started on a plan to replace our older trailers. That will take a few years. However, they keep everything running and working great. Everyone in the company treats the drivers with respect. We have all the miles you want.

With CFI, you get your medical and permit at home, before coming to training. They provide your travel, hotel, and food for training. All you have to do is drive for CFI for one year and you owe them zero. They will reimburse you for the cost of your permit, medical, hazmat background check, CDL , hazmat and tanker endorsements. Save receipts for those things and have your trainer show you how to do a reimbursement for on your first load.

Good luck.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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