In Violation Of Federal Law

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Just a lesson for all new drivers out there always pay attention to when you log off duty or it will come back to bite you like it did me today.

I punched in 10 minutes too early and had to go home after I hooked my set. I was called in early and dispatch told me I could punch in at 8:20 PM but i couldn't log in till until 8:30.

Luckily I didn't leave the yard and switch to driving status before the computer updated or I would have to stop and they would have had to send someone to get.

Rob T.'s Comment
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When i know its going to be close to starting as soon as my 10 hour break is up, i log into the truck "off duty". I do that so i can see for sure that i was indeed off for 10 to avoid a situation like that.

Turtle's Comment
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On literally day 1 of training I was taught to check the hours summary tab on my QC, to be sure what I had on my 8, 11, 14, and 70 clocks before starting my shift. That's a habit I carry to this day.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Normally I do that but I was doing shuttles, so I was hourly instead of mileage I had to punch in inside the terminal.

When i know its going to be close to starting as soon as my 10 hour break is up, i log into the truck "off duty". I do that so i can see for sure that i was indeed off for 10 to avoid a situation like that.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Unfortunately, with the way our system is set up we can't do that till we go on duty.

On literally day 1 of training I was taught to check the hours summary tab on my QC, to be sure what I had on my 8, 11, 14, and 70 clocks before starting my shift. That's a habit I carry to this day.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Our PeopleNet has a constant scroll across the top that shows our hours available. It shows 0:00 until my 10 hour break is up. Then it shows 8:00 available. That is assuming I have 8 available. That is the 8 hours available until a 30 minute break is needed. We have a logs screen that will show me more info.

JuiceBox's Comment
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You cant edit all lines except driving?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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We have People Net too and it does the same. Next time I'll log into the truck first and check before punching in since that throws you on duty no matter what you do in the truck.

Our PeopleNet has a constant scroll across the top that shows our hours available. It shows 0:00 until my 10 hour break is up. Then it shows 8:00 available. That is assuming I have 8 available. That is the 8 hours available until a 30 minute break is needed. We have a logs screen that will show me more info.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Nope OD is very strict about logging

You cant edit all lines except driving?

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