Run For 7 Days Straight

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Can someone explain to me how I could run all 7 days and remain compliant on my hos for the week? It's hard for me to put together for some reason. Probably because I haven't used logs before.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Can someone explain to me how I could run all 7 days and remain compliant on my hos for the week? It's hard for me to put together for some reason. Probably because I haven't used logs before.

On duty and driving don't total 70 hours in an 8 day period. You'd be able to drive and/or be on duty an average of 10 hours a day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Basically you can run up to 10 hours each day, if you want 70 hours to last a whole week. But it also depends on appointment times and what not to be able to do it. Like I ran off recaps for a bit before I took this 34 hour reset, most days were blow 10 hours due to bad weather and ither days I nearly worked 14 hours. So I never used the max amount of hours allowed each week. That's how I would explain it, but I'm sure someone else will explain it better.

PackRat's Comment
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8.75 hours a day, every day. That's the goal. My personal best has been 67 days straight running off recaps, without a reset. Just takes practice with managing your clock.

Will H.'s Comment
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I am not even in school yet, but napkin math tells me that running until you are out of hours and then than taking a 34 should get you more miles. However, running recaps I would imagine it would be less stressful.

But I like I said, I am not even a noob yet just a hopeful.

Susan D. 's Comment
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If I'm staying out longer, I'll burn up my time as fast as I have miles to turn/burn then prefer a quick reset so I can run just as hard again afterwards.

Yes, you can limit your driving and on duty time to 8 hours and 45 minutes a day and never run out of hours. I just can't seem to stop myself if I've got hours available and miles to run. It kills me to sit and I deliver as early as possible. I'll make sure I'm somewhere that makes that forced reset more bearable.

PJ's Comment
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The napkin math is spot on. I generally run through my 70 clock in a little over 6 days. I reset and go again. There was for a time a requirement to be off between 0200-0500 2 consecutive days which basically forced a 34 reset into a 48 hr reset unless you hit it just right. I’m not sure anymore if that was the exact hours, they changed it some time ago. anyway it was early morning hours. I get my reset done and rolling again before I would get recap hours back. Also dispatchers generally prefer you to have a reset, makes their job a little easier and you don’t have to count up your recaps for the load your currently on. Nothing worse than getting offered a good load and then the math says your short hours to deliver. Makes more work for everyone involved.

Dispatcher:

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.
PackRat's Comment
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I use a different napkin, so I'll stick with my recaps and 450 to 525 miles nearly each day. Many days, I take a 1.5 hour nap during the mandatory 30 minute break.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Ok thanks y'all. I think I understand that part. Hard to grasp when the 8/2 split would benefit you or why packrat takes 1.5 hour at lunchtime? How does that work for you?

PackRat's Comment
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It's working pretty out pretty well for me. 12-14,500 miles every month. Always rested, never sleepy or tired.

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