Moving While Out Of Hours?

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Tractor Man's Comment
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Good luck on your new adventure!

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I hope that's a good move, but I have my reservations. I'm sure you know what you're doing, but sometimes it can really be a PITA at a small trucking company. It may suit you well, and of course I hope it does. Best of luck man!

I am fully aware of the PITA aspects. It will make me a better driver at a professional level. TBH, as small as he is, it will almost like being a lone truck operation. Just not with my own money. We are left to our own devices for the most part. Managing everything from routing, fuel stops, breakdowns, etc...

But, I gave him my word, so I will give it a chance. Worse comes to worse, I will just go back to Wolding, lol. Why I want to leave on good terms.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Good luck on your new adventure!

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I still have a little time before it begins, but thank you. Not to keep highjacking this thread, I will post a thread, once it comes to pass.

Old School's Comment
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Is he going to give you a blue truck? That could be a deal breaker, if you get a turd brown truck!

Dave Reid's Comment
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True, however Jamie's company (Schneider) does not.

In this instance, he will just need to creep over to the parking area he mentioned.

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Keep in mind - EVEN IF your company allows "personal conveyance" driving (AKA: Line 5), you cannot drive on Line 5 with a load on.

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Actually, yes you can. As of approx 5/18, new FMCSA rules allow the use of personal conveyance to find the nearest safe parking after running out of hours at a customer, even if laden.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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Is he going to give you a blue truck? That could be a deal breaker, if you get a turd brown truck!

No clue what I will end up with. He sent pics of 2 trucks he was eyeing.

One is a 2011 Freightliner Coronado132 (Fitzgerald glider). It is canary yellow with red pinstriping. It has a 12.7L series 60 Detroit and a 10 spd Eaton Fuller.

The other is a 2010 Peterbilt 386. It is candy apple red. It has a Cummins engine and 13spd Eaton Fuller.

Bird 's Comment
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My current truck has the 12.7L series 60 Detroit and a 10 spd Eaton Fuller. I have been in a cat 13 speed as well. I love the Detroit. Not as much pulling power as the Cummins, but still all you really need. And typically gets good mpg. A good engine for sure.

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Is he going to give you a blue truck? That could be a deal breaker, if you get a turd brown truck!

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No clue what I will end up with. He sent pics of 2 trucks he was eyeing.

One is a 2011 Freightliner Coronado132 (Fitzgerald glider). It is canary yellow with red pinstriping. It has a 12.7L series 60 Detroit and a 10 spd Eaton Fuller.

The other is a 2010 Peterbilt 386. It is candy apple red. It has a Cummins engine and 13spd Eaton Fuller.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Jaime, if you’re still following this thread, Schneider trucks, at least the bulk tractors but I don’t see why the vans would be any different, the Qualcomm won’t register you as ‘driving’ until you’ve covered one mile. Our logs are based on distance, not speed. I found this out the hard way. My first HOS violation occurred when I was out of hours, and I idled in 2nd gear, going approx. 3 mph, about a mile to a truck stop (it was brutal... on a rural road in WV, took over a half-hour). While circling around the lot to get to a space, my Qualcomm lit up like a Christmas tree telling me I was in violation. I had idled the truck 1.1 miles when it kicked me onto the drive line and told me I was stupid. Another time I’d left a truck stop and driven to a consignee , reaching 7th gear, but only travelled.8 miles; my logs still showed me in the sleeper berth after I’d arrived at the consignee and shut 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.

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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