Are Logbook Notations Required When Changing Duty Status?

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Bird-one's Comment
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Sounds like your mentor was a real lazy a** Raptor. Me personally, I put down as much info as I can. Certainly doesn't hurt imo. So whenever the day comes when dot does need to check my logs, there is no question of what I am up too or what I have been up too.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rainy 's Comment
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I think this is a company thing not a DOT violation issue.

1.) OH DOT told.me it is not a violation but appears more transparent. I have had two level 1 inspections, passing both without using the remarks option.

2.) Prime said they are optional but reccomended to reduce DOT officer questions. Every trainee who upgrades has their training logs reviewed. I asked several drivers today about this, and none were told it is mandatory.

3.) The FMCSA website states that when editing, a driver "must" annotate. However in contrast they "can annotate" for "special driving categories".

It gives examples for "personal conveyance, yard moves, adverse weather conditions, oilfield operations". But these are all driving categories. It does not mention non-driving categories, and never uses the words "must record".

Yes, i use them most of the time but i get lazy on occasion. When DOT told.me it wasnt required, i became a lot lazier lol

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CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

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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