Clock Management And 34 Hr Resets

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andhe78's Comment
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Wow, you guys do 34’s with no toilets or running water every weekend? More hardcore than me.

Solo'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.

Bam!

Teamwork makes the dream work. In hindsight, it seems so damn simple.

Now, the only thing that throws a curve at this approach is a consignee that doesn't have parking...but then I will just have to find the closest place to adjust.

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.

Solo'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.

I could do this, but we can't separate the truck and trailer, period. So unless personal conveyance can still be done w/ the trailer attached to the truck, then I guess there's no problem at all, other than finding parking.

Thanks for the input!

Solo'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.

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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!

Yup! Thanks!

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.

Solo'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.

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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.

This is the route I'm going to try next week. Thanks for breaking it down.

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.

Solo'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.

You read correctly, and an approach I'll map out as well.

Turtle's Comment
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Wow, you guys do 34’s with no toilets or running water every weekend? More hardcore than me.

Haha! Well, 95% of the time I'll do a 34 at the nearest truck stop. As it happens I'm doing a 34 as we speak about 30 minutes from my receiver, delivering Monday morning.

But if my company required me to be at the receiver by Sunday night as Solo's does, then I'd do the 34 there and PC to the nearest truck stop as needed.

andhe78's Comment
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Wow, you guys do 34’s with no toilets or running water every weekend? More hardcore than me.

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Haha! Well, 95% of the time I'll do a 34 at the nearest truck stop. As it happens I'm doing a 34 as we speak about 30 minutes from my receiver, delivering Monday morning.

But if my company required me to be at the receiver by Sunday night as Solo's does, then I'd do the 34 there and PC to the nearest truck stop as needed.

The problem I could see with that for my company is out of route miles. Couple poo runs back and forth every weekend hurts the bonus at quarter’s end. 😁

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.

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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.

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This is the route I'm going to try next week. Thanks for breaking it down.

Solo, if you do decide to try this way, you’ve got to be very stingy with your 70. Way too many flatbed guys will run out their entire 70 in five days. Don’t want to get to Friday and only have five hours left.

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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Yeah it's not every weekend in my case. In fact it's quite rare. But sometimes you gotta doo watcha gotta doo lol.

I wouldn't like being required to be at the receiver Sunday night. The minimal time it saves on the clock Monday morning doesn't offset the inconvenience of having to stay at a customer if you're trying to get a 34. Sitting for a 10 is one thing, I do that all the time. But a 34 is a whole nuther thing, especially with the wife haha.

I could do this, but we can't separate the truck and trailer, period. So unless personal conveyance can still be done w/ the trailer attached to the truck, then I guess there's no problem at all, other than finding parking.

Yes, you can now stay attached to your trailer for personal conveyance. Check with your company for any specific rules they may have.

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