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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If a placarded truck must be awake and not in the sleeper berth , how would a solo driver ever get sleep? I'm confused.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If a placarded truck's driver must be awake and not in the sleeper berth , how would a solo driver ever get sleep? I'm confused.

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Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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The paragraph in the manual before the one you quoted from says "Someone must always watch the vehicle when parked on a public roadway or shoulder.". And the paragraph you quoted has the title "Attending a Parked Vehicle". So I think the answer is that it only applies when you're parked on a public roadway, which you are only supposed to do "when necessary to do your work", whatever that means. Loading or unloading, I guess.

Big Scott's Comment
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Exactly it does not pertain to parked at a truck stop for the night. In July I hauled explosives (fireworks) with zero problems or issues.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The paragraph in the manual before the one you quoted from says "Someone must always watch the vehicle when parked on a public roadway or shoulder.". And the paragraph you quoted has the title "Attending a Parked Vehicle". So I think the answer is that it only applies when you're parked on a public roadway, which you are only supposed to do "when necessary to do your work", whatever that means. Loading or unloading, I guess.

Ah, OK. That screen shot was in the test portion, so it was by itself. I'll have to go back and read that chapter again.

I suspect you have hit the nail on the head, since it didn't seem odd when I first read the entire material. I was falling asleep when I started a couple of days ago, so I was going through the tests again.

I got an education on how being sleepy affects the brain as well. I was rolling along, 100% on almost every test, then as I was getting tired and sleepy, My score dropped to 85%, then 70%, and then 25%. I decided it was time to stop and sleep. Went back and retook the tests and was back to 100%. I dropped to 75%, and decided it was time to sleep again.

The split sleeper berth is still somewhat of a mystery to me, but I'll eventually get it.

Thanks again for the High Road materials, it is an awesome resource. I know I've said that before, but it bears repeating.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Exactly it does not pertain to parked at a truck stop for the night. In July I hauled explosives (fireworks) with zero problems or issues.

Thanks for the clarification, and enduring stupid questions from the newbie, guys. :)

Big Scott's Comment
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No such thing as stupid questions. You helped yourself and others will get help from it some day also.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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OMG... I sooo have to do an 8/2 split article. ill be off soon and will go into great detail about it.

it souns so.much more confusing than it is

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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OMG... I sooo have to do an 8/2 split article. ill be off soon and will go into great detail about it.

it souns so.much more confusing than it is

That would be great. I think I sort of understand it, but I welcome anything you care to write.

And while I am thinking of it, someone mentioned books you had written. I am an avid reader, care to elaborate?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Oh.. i write unpredictable, suspense and historical fiction. Big Scott and Kim read my best, Zodiac Lives. Its a thriller about the Zodiac Killer and new evidence that came to light due to a childs dreams. then zodiac starts killing again trying to discover who knows his identity. Its edited by an awesome pro, and being my latest, its my best overall. the stories on the prior novels are great! but some of the mechanics leave a little to be desired. My first was a comedy about working at the USPS. That one was on iTunes best comedy list for awhile. However, my Nazi spy novel received 2 offers for the movie rights. Not bad for a nobody, huh? lol they are on ebook, audio and paperback. i might still have some free audio codes if you want one.

I set them for.free occassionally on Kindle. If you have Kindle.Unlimited, the of course they are always free.

Autbor Rhoda D'Ettore on amazon.

Thanks.

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