Nucor Steel Darlington SC

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Jamie's Comment
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Well I discussed it with my DBL and he said Schneider doesn't allow it since it's complicated. Seems pretty simple to me, it would be very helpful at times. Oh well.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If the DOT officer that "had a bad day" audits your logs, they can, and have, dinged many drivers for falsifying logs, because of these details

Really? So how would they know what you were doing at a customer? They weren't there to see you.

Is this more truck driver's lounge talk? Because it doesn't make sense to me that DOT is going to try to accuse you of falsifying your logs if you said you were in the sleeper berth at a customer. First of all, you almost certainly were in the sleeper berth, and secondly, they weren't there to prove anything.

Explain this a little better for me. I'm curious.

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.

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.

Rob D.'s Comment
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I once heard a criminal attorney says "don't ask your client what happened, ask your client to tell you what the police say happened." The point being that a criminal attorney cannot allow his client to testify if he knows the client it lying. I drove for a Colonel in the military and every time he asked me how fast we were going, I answered with the applicable speed limit. He couldn't see the speedometer and the MPs did not patrol in the field. So did I always drive the speed limit in my Humvee? No matter how many times you ask me, the answer will always be yes.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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If the DOT officer that "had a bad day" audits your logs, they can, and have, dinged many drivers for falsifying logs, because of these details

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Really? So how would they know what you were doing at a customer? They weren't there to see you.

Is this more truck driver's lounge talk? Because it doesn't make sense to me that DOT is going to try to accuse you of falsifying your logs if you said you were in the sleeper berth at a customer. First of all, you almost certainly were in the sleeper berth, and secondly, they weren't there to prove anything.

Explain this a little better for me. I'm curious.

Honestly, it made sense when I typed it. Lol. I was confusing myself thinking about 2 different situations. For example, at a truck stop, the officer sees you walking to or from your truck, and initiates a log check, and your logs showing sleeper when you're obviously not in the sleeper.

I failed to differentiate the separate scenarios. I blame the weather.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

C T.'s Comment
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I've been to countless nucors and this is one of my least favorites. They have you waiting in that staging area for hours, then pull you into the building to get loaded where you wait again. Once your loaded you've gotta wait behind all the other trucks to use their stupid tarping station thing. It's awful. They do allow overnight parking or they did any way.

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