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Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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On April 22 I finished a 34 hour reset and started with a full 70 hour clock. Today April 29th this it what is left. This shows what hours I have available. As you can see, I have 59 minutes left on my 70. My delivery is at 07:00 tomorrow and I'm 20 minutes away.

0895347001525018677.jpg What will tomorrow bring? The shot below shows what I did over the last 8 days. Starting on the left is what I worked 7 days ago. At midnight tonight, the eighth day begins and 4-22 was 8 days prior. So, tomorrow I get 9 hours and 55 minutes back. Add that to the 59 minutes left on the 70 and I start tomorrow with 10 hours and 54 minutes. The next day I get the 10:45 added to whatever is left. And so on down the line.

0744670001525018900.jpg I hope this helps some people understand. You will understand this much better once you're doing it yourself.

Dave Reid's Comment
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Nice info, Big Scott!

JJ Keller has a little book that is usually available at truck stops on HOS that provides all the info...the only problem with it is that it is a little cumbersome to read because all sorts of commercial drivers are lumped together in one long thing so we must jump through to find the sections applicable to us. Still, it is a handy little resource to have.

On April 22 I finished a 34 hour reset and started with a full 70 hour clock. Today April 29th this it what is left. This shows what hours I have available. As you can see, I have 59 minutes left on my 70. My delivery is at 07:00 tomorrow and I'm 20 minutes away.

0895347001525018677.jpg What will tomorrow bring? The shot below shows what I did over the last 8 days. Starting on the left is what I worked 7 days ago. At midnight tonight, the eighth day begins and 4-22 was 8 days prior. So, tomorrow I get 9 hours and 55 minutes back. Add that to the 59 minutes left on the 70 and I start tomorrow with 10 hours and 54 minutes. The next day I get the 10:45 added to whatever is left. And so on down the line.

0744670001525018900.jpg I hope this helps some people understand. You will understand this much better once you're doing it yourself.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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I did this because many people want to learn stuff like this before they even take there permit test. While there are many resources for log book info, it is best understood when doing it.

Don's Comment
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So true, or at least for me. Thanks for the teaching moment, Scott

I did this because many people want to learn stuff like this before they even take there permit test. While there are many resources for log book info, it is best understood when doing it.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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My last company I drove for (got their doors shut by DOT) had a really bad score. I got pulled in 5 times in 4 weeks after one of our drivers was involved in a wreck that killed the 4-wheeler. My first inspection showed me 15 mins over my 70....math error on my part. The inspector told me about "Recap" an app in google play. After I got that installed, no more math or other errors.

DOT:

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.

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