I'm Running Out Of Logbook Hours. Need Help!

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Phoenix's Comment
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Oops, sorry.... correction... until your 14 hour clock is less than your 11.

Maybe I should be sleeping lol.

Frank M.'s Comment
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But the reality is that unless your in the mountains or a large city your going faster, yet a lot of people use 55mph as if they can't go faster.

I calculate drive time by using the "55mph", I think its a good measurement to use especially when I usually have to go through at least 2 big cities per load. Mind you I am going faster than 55 its only being used for calculations.

Frank M.'s Comment
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And that's assuming you're not waiting at shippers and/ or receivers, which can also eat up your 14 hour clock, and leave you with less than 11 hours to drive.

I always get blamed by companies when the shippers load time starts to eat in to drive time for the day, "you didn't plan your trip properly" they say. Arrrrggh!!!!

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.

Jim S.'s Comment
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If you guys are loading or unloading for more than two hours, do you log that as a split 2/8 birther? Legal? If logged as split birther, does your company still pay detention?

Cwc's Comment
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If you guys are loading or unloading for more than two hours, do you log that as a split 2/8 birther? Legal? If logged as split birther, does your company still pay detention?

You need to show some time for loading or unloading but if your at a shipper or receiver for long enough to get the 8 of the 8/2 out of the way .Then sure enough do it.

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.

Chuck S.'s Comment
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Manage your hours ... don't let your hours manage you. Simple

I looked at it like this... running the 48 states, if I averaged 500 miles a day (at least that was my goal) that turned into an average day on line 3 and 4 of 8 to 8.5 hours a day.

so if my DM called me while driving down the road and asked me if I could do a load which would be 1500 miles and I had three days to get it there, I didn't need to stop the truck, do a mac to find out if I had the hours, and then give him a answer. I would be able to say yes and keep on driving.

Unless you are governed at 55 mph... you should be able to average 500 a day.

Don't get me wrong I took an occasional 600+ mile, but not very often...

if you want to run the 48 states and never take a reset (except for a couple of days off at the house) try it

keep it simple

Dm:

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.
Donna M.'s Comment
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Not sure if right or wrong but I will get as close to vendor as possible take my 8 which will give u the hours back u had left from night before then when I get in the door I switch to off duty and get my 2. It’s never effected my time in and out at vendor. Then u will have your 11 minus what u just drove.

Old School's Comment
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Not sure if right or wrong but I will get as close to vendor as possible take my 8 which will give u the hours back u had left from night before then when I get in the door I switch to off duty and get my 2.

Donna, there's really no right or wrong to your method. It's a great way to work your clock as long as it's working for you. I do things lik that when necessary. I use the split sleeper berth rule when it helps me be more efficient. If it allows me to get more done, I'm all over it. I don't know if you learned that from Rainy, or just kind of figured it out on your own, but I love seeing new drivers get creative with their clocks like that. Kudos to ya!

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.

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