Clock Management And 34 Hr Resets

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Solo's Comment
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So...I've been sitting here trying to figure out how to put into typed words what I'm trying to convey and ultimately ascertain from my question.

With TMC, we all want to be parked at our consignee for Monday am, buy NLT 9 pm local Sunday.

With my homeless status, my FM has given me a longer run than what a typical driver heading home on Friday would get, to then be parked up in time on Sunday...meaning, I have to drive a bit longer than most on Fridays because I have nowhere to be than my next consignee come Sunday pm.

Well, I think I screwed myself this weekend, because I shut down at a rest stop with horrible cell coverage, I'm out of 4g mobile hot spot data, and I only have the PBS channel on the TV. I'm in need of a shower and have a lot of laundry to do.

My 34 resets at 530am tomorrow and I need to be parked up by NTL 9pm local. I'm ~465 miles out, but I believe I lose 2 hours tomorrow..the first because I'm in eastern time, and con is in central and the other because of DLST starts tomorrow, so I don't think I'll have the time to stop en route to shower and do laundry, but SHOULD have time to get to con and then uber to a flying j/pilot close by.

But, going forward, I guess I need to get better at how I manage my time so that I strand myself in the middle of nowhere when there are options to NOT strand myself somewhere on the table.

I guess it comes down to how far I can push back my 34hr reset, but still have the time to make it to my consignee's on Sunday by 9pm local.

I've read the above multiple times, and I believe I've actually confused myself.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Sounds like to figure your time needed for a 34 is to start from the time you will unload on a Monday. Whatever that time is, count back 34 hours. That’s the time you need to be sitting at your reset location.

Sid V.'s Comment
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I would see if you can use personal conveyance time to go do laundry, shower, get food, etc. That's what it's for and that time is all off duty so it won't mess with your reset.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Sounds like to figure your time needed for a 34 is to start from the time you will unload on a Monday. Whatever that time is, count back 34 hours. That’s the time you need to be sitting at your reset location.

And ideally it would also be very close to the time you need to stop for your 10 hour DOT break. Then you just need another 24 and boom! All reset!

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.

andhe78's Comment
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Not sure I see the problem if I’m reading you correctly. When you say your 34 resets tomorrow at 0530, do you mean you start at 0530 tomorrow with a fresh 70? If that’s the case, then you have all the time in the world. 465 miles is pretty easy in an 11, plus since you don’t have to load or unload, you still have 3 more hours on your 14. I’d leave out tomorrow at 0530, drive someplace to do laundry and a shower for a couple hours off duty, then finish the drive to the consignee and park up well before 2100.

That’s if I’m understanding you correctly, though.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

andhe78's Comment
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Lol, guess I don’t understand what you are trying to convey. Disregard last post.

Rainy 's Comment
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Me neither...and when you go from east to west you GAIN time not lose it.

normally you would gain an hour going from eatern to central, but the DLST cancels that out. it doesnt put you back 2 hours.

im confused.

it seems like you have 0530 to 2100 to run 465 miles... 15.5 hours.

Im lost

Dave Reid's Comment
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I can't count either. That's part of why I like to run recaps. I don't even have to take my pants and socks off to figure out my hours

Me neither...and when you go from east to west you GAIN time not lose it.

normally you would gain an hour going from eatern to central, but the DLST cancels that out. it doesnt put you back 2 hours.

im confused.

it seems like you have 0530 to 2100 to run 465 miles... 15.5 hours.

Im lost

andhe78's Comment
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Sounds like to figure your time needed for a 34 is to start from the time you will unload on a Monday. Whatever that time is, count back 34 hours. That’s the time you need to be sitting at your reset location.

Not quite, he is not going to want to do a 34 at the consignee. I think he almost had it this weekend, just a bad choice for a 34. He needs to be parked at 2100 Sunday night at the consignee. So consider Sunday a drive day, twelve hours, eleven drive, another hour for fuel, pretrip, break, load checks, etc. So he needs to leave out Sunday morning at 0900. Start going back for your 34 start time from there. So he needs to be parked up someplace to do laundry on Friday by 2300.

He will have a ton of time, most flatbedders don’t run that late very often, so he’ll probably park up earlier on fridays which means his 34 will be up sooner on Sunday morning and if he’s not having to drive 600+ miles on Sunday, he can start late Sunday morning. I bet he’ll get close to a 40 hour break most weekends.

I run flatbed over the weekends too, but can do it a little different since I can stay at a truck stop to deliver Monday morning. So I park on Saturday afternoon to do my 34 and laundry and start Monday with a fresh clock. He’ll just start Sunday with a fresh clock.

Actually, a lot of our home every weekend guys run that schedule I laid out for him.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Turtle's Comment
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Lol count me as confused too. If I'm reading correctly, you parked at 1930 fri to get your 34. If that's the case I would've instead done a 10hr break fri, and rolled to 90 at 0530 saturday morn. You could've easily got your shower on your 30 and still parked at 90 by 2100 saturday night easy. Then you could've got your 34 at the rcvr, and started monday with a fresh 70 after unloaded.

That is if I'm reading correctly of course.

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