70 Hour Logbook Recaps Explained With Pictures.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Unfortunately, the lumpers May eat up my entire recap and I’ll be stuck out another day.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Do you only recap hours after your 70 runs out?

I have 16 left on my 70, but status shows zero to be gained in one day and two days, even though I had hours on day 8 and 7 (5 hrs and 9 hours)

PackRat's Comment
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No, you start getting the recap hours back (the hours you have remaining on your 70 hour clock) after the end of your eight consecutive day

This is why my preferred style of driving is to only use 8.75 hours each day, combination of On Duty and Driving. I always get that back for my recaps, once they start, so I never need a 34 hour reset on the road. It’s impossible to do this every day, though, and each load will dictate how I need to drive (time vs miles). Some drivers run out their clock, then do a reset break at the end of their 70 for some needed downtime. Personally, I usually feel too fatigued to drive more than 9.5 hours most days, and I don’t feel as sharp as I should be for a quick decision if needed. Some days, I wish we could drive 15 hours, while other times six hours feels like forever.

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Old School's Comment
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Grumpy, when the recaps start coming back to you is based on days not hours. After your eighth consecutive day you start getting hours returned to you. How many hours you get back each day is based on how many hours you worked on that day the previous week. Clear as mud? smile.gif

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy, when the recaps start coming back to you is based on days not hours. After your eighth consecutive day you start getting hours returned to you. How many hours you get back each day is based on how many hours you worked on that day the previous week. Clear as mud? smile.gif

Yeah, I just forgot I had a reset 4 days ago. It seems like it was longer. I’ve got 2069 miles / 54 hours since the 7th. I started at 5 pm on the 7th.

I’m going to run out of hours in Maine, it looks like.

Old School's Comment
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You're burning through that clock. That's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when you're being paid by the hour. I always try to make a 34 hour reset on the road something that's personally rewarding. It could be as low-key as a nice walk or a nice meal at a restaurant, but do something that rewards you personally. You don't want to just sit and anxiously wait for the time you can get back to work. That's painful in my opinion, and goes against the whole idea of enjoying the adventure of this crazy lifestyle.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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You're burning through that clock. That's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when you're being paid by the hour. I always try to make a 34 hour reset on the road something that's personally rewarding. It could be as low-key as a nice walk or a nice meal at a restaurant, but do something that rewards you personally. You don't want to just sit and anxiously wait for the time you can get back to work. That's painful in my opinion, and goes against the whole idea of enjoying the adventure of this crazy lifestyle.

I’ll call my dispatcher tomorrow and see what works best for him. If I do get stuck in Maine I’ll rent a car and visit a friend, but they will probably either pull the loads from me or have me T Call (relay) the first one.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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