High Road - HOS

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Kim T.'s Comment
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I’ve been working my way through the High Road Training Course and have kept a 97% so far. I’m on the HOS section now and...jeez! That stuff will make your head spin! I haven’t made it to the elogs part yet, just the paper logs.

How did you get it to click? How long did it take you? Is it as confusing in the beginning for everyone it is it just me?

I’m still determined to get my CDL and I’m going back and forth between two companies. I love reading about your experiences and take all advice whether it’s given to me or someone else.

Thanks all!

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.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Kim, it's really confusing at first, but keep at it. That whole section was vitally influential to my success as a driver. As a brand new rookie I was teaching my trainer how to work his logs. He had over ten years experience and still didn't understand how to work his logs for maximum productivity.

The other side of this coin is that it all starts to come clear as you work with your electronic logs. You'll get it once you start actually driving and seeing how it all works together. So, don't panic now. I know you've seen us using the phrase about a steep learning curve. Well, it's true, and it took most of us a full year to even begin to come close to figuring out how to be the master of our time management.

Electronic Logs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thank you, Old School. It will take a lot more than paper logs/elogs to discourage me. lol I’m going to keep going over the samples and the explanations. I am the type of person that learns faster by doing instead of just reading. So, hopefully, like you said, once I start driving and actually working with logs it will make sense. Until then I will keep on keepin’ on. smile.gif

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Calkansan's Comment
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I hope this helps and doesn't confuse. I used this explanation when I trained. 4 clocks-70, 14, 11, 8. Can you drive the truck after 8 hours on duty? No, unless you take a 30 minute break. Can you drive the truck over 11 hours? No, until you have a 10+ hour break. Can you drive the truck after 14 hours on duty? No, until you have a 10+ hour break. Can you drive the truck after 70 hours of on duty in the last 8 days? No, until you "recapture" hours you worked 9 days ago. HOS is designed to prevent you from driving after a specific time frame. I hope this helps. It will make more sense when you are doing it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kim T.'s Comment
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Thank you, Calkansan. That does make sense. I’m going to copy that and keep it handy to refer too.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I teach that the 70 clock is like a bank account. As you work throughout the week, you make withdrawls by using your on duty and drive time. once you run out, you need to wait for midnight aka "payday" to put back hours into that account...one days worth of hours. you dont lose hours if you dont use them, you gain. so if i drive nothing today, i might gain say 8 hours at midnight which would add to whatever else i have in the 70 "bank".

Kim T.'s Comment
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Thanks, Rainey. As adults we all know the struggle of avoiding the “overdraw” at the bank. Good comparison.

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