16 Hour Rule

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Heavy C's Comment
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You wanna know how I know when a day has gone to crap. When I have to break into the 16 hour extension on my logs. Oh boy what a night lol

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Noob question in 4... 3... 2... 1...

What is the 16 hour rule?

(Ironically, I'm reading this 16 hours after it was posted.)

Heavy C's Comment
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It's a rule that allows us local guys to extend our day by two hours from 14 to 16 once between resets. We can only do it if we return to our home terminal every night. We still only get 11 hours drive time, but generally we don't have a problem with 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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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It's a rule that allows us local guys to extend our day by two hours from 14 to 16 once between resets. We can only do it if we return to our home terminal every night. We still only get 11 hours drive time, but generally we don't have a problem with that.

I believe you're required to have started and ended your day at the same place for 5 consecutive work days as well. For a while there i was using it on a weekly basis but thankfully its been a couple months since ive had to. What i hate most about it is it affects my start time for following day due to still needing 10 hours off.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Amish country's Comment
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I've had to use it a couple times. It's a nice backup for those heavy days but I try to avoid it at all costs. Mainly because it pushes back the next day like Rob mentioned, especially if it is early in the week cause it pushes the rest of the week back.

Side note. Heavy C, do you still drive for Olympia? I worked for them for many years before switching to driving.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Heavy C's Comment
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I've had to use it a couple times. It's a nice backup for those heavy days but I try to avoid it at all costs. Mainly because it pushes back the next day like Rob mentioned, especially if it is early in the week cause it pushes the rest of the week back.

Side note. Heavy C, do you still drive for Olympia? I worked for them for many years before switching to driving.

No I left Olympia a while ago. I enjoyed the job but the pay just wasn't where it needed to be. As a former employee I'm guessing you understand that part haha. They were notorious for not paying well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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