Detention - A Problem Still In Search Of A Solution

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Gotcha!

No. 14 hour clock runs no matter what from the time you start. Any On Duty or Driving time counts against your 70 hour clock. That is the time you want to conserve.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I was told that when I was waiting at a stop, I could put myself off duty. Is that correct?

Put yourself on Sleeper Berth when waiting at a Shipper/Receiver.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Hobo's Comment
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Put yourself on Sleeper Berth when waiting at a Shipper/Receiver.

Noob question...what is the benefit to putting yourself on Sleeper Berth as opposed to Off Duty if you're not going to be on it for 8 hours?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Keith A.'s Comment
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You never know when you might be in it for eight hours, for one. For two, you only need two hours to get the first half of a split sleeper (although I am still absolutely utterly mystified how the split sleeper works.)

PackRat's Comment
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Put yourself on Sleeper Berth when waiting at a Shipper/Receiver.

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Noob question...what is the benefit to putting yourself on Sleeper Berth as opposed to Off Duty if you're not going to be on it for 8 hours?

Because you never know. Example would be almost fully loaded and the only forklift at the tiny place you're at dies in the back of the trailer and cannot be removed until the mechanic shows up in 5 hours.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Oh boy. Now I have more confusion about HOS. Can we get more input here?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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So if you show sleeper, it has to last for a least 2 hours???????

Hobo's Comment
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So if you show sleeper, it has to last for a least 2 hours???????

I think what they're saying is if you go 2 hours it counts toward the 2 in the 8/2 split just like Off Duty would but you do it just in case you get to 8 hours. If you don't get to 8 no harm no foul, it's the same as Off Duty at that point. If you do get to 8 and you're Off Duty instead of Sleeper Berth you don't get the credit for the 8 hours so going sleeper berth is just hedging your bets and can't hurt at all.

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.

Will H.'s Comment
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The High way traing program on this site has a Great HoS section. It hammers in these concepts until you are ready to puke including 8/2 split as n tricks of the trade.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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The High way traing program on this site has a Great HoS section. It hammers in these concepts until you are ready to puke including 8/2 split as n tricks of the trade.

Learn The Logbook Rules (HOS)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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