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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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What is minimal hours back on your up coming days? If you have at least 8 hours coming back most days I would get to my delivery early. Unless, I am ready for a reset. Then I will enjoy it.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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RD, this is probably too late to help, but I always view my 34 reset as a 24 reset because I always arrange to take it in conjunction with a 10 hr DOT break.

So even if you have 6 hrs driving time left on your 70 hr clock, but you need to take your 10, it can be better to sacrifice that 6 hours, take a 10 hour break, add a 24 hour break, thereby getting a complete reset in.

If you can do this and still make your appointment, you are ahead of the game.

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.

RealDiehl's Comment
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What is minimal hours back on your up coming days? If you have at least 8 hours coming back most days I would get to my delivery early. Unless, I am ready for a reset. Then I will enjoy it.

After tonight's 10 I get 2 back tomorrow night. I know that because the QC shows it. Beyond that I confess I'm not sure how to figure out what I'm getting back. My on duty hours show +/- 10 hours on those days. Is that what is coming back to me? In that case my hours are not "minimal" (aside from tomorrow) and I'm a fool for saying so. My FM said it was preferable for me to be moving but, since I'd have to kill a chunk of time waiting for midnight tonight, I might as well finish up my reset.

RD, this is probably too late to help, but I always view my 34 reset as a 24 reset because I always arrange to take it in conjunction with a 10 hr DOT break.

So even if you have 6 hrs driving time left on your 70 hr clock, but you need to take your 10, it can be better to sacrifice that 6 hours, take a 10 hour break, add a 24 hour break, thereby getting a complete reset in.

If you can do this and still make your appointment, you are ahead of the game.

Thx. That is exactly what I'm doing. If I could have made it to my delivery in 6 hours I would have driven it. If i left at 01:00 this morning I would have driven 6+ hours, stopped, and then I would have had to wait until midnight to get some hours back. But I would be available for another load sooner than I will be now after taking a 34.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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On your ELD, there should be a screen or a tab where you can view your previous eight days of service. Go to that screen and look at the eighth day, that is the hours you will be getting back for your recap hours. Example: Start driving on the first day of a month, drive for eight straight days. On the ninth of the month at midnight, you will get back the hours you used for driving/on duty status from day one. The only time this will change is if you take a 34 hour reset. Help?

RealDiehl's Comment
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On your ELD, there should be a screen or a tab where you can view your previous eight days of service. Go to that screen and look at the eighth day, that is the hours you will be getting back for your recap hours. Example: Start driving on the first day of a month, drive for eight straight days. On the ninth of the month at midnight, you will get back the hours you used for driving/on duty status from day one. The only time this will change is if you take a 34 hour reset. Help?

It's amazing how simple that is, yet my annoying brain was trying to make it harder. I was trying to subtract the 8th day's hours from 14 to determine my hours. Lol! It seems obvious now that I compare what I'll be getting back to the "8 days" screen. They are the same. Why the heck I was trying to complicate things is a mystery. This is basic stuff. Thank you for clearing that up for me. One day I'll change my status to "veteran driver" but for now, "rookie solo" is fitting.

PackRat's Comment
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Sometimes two brains are better than one.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Sometimes two brains are better than one.

Sometimes two brains are better than one.

Packrat, what exactly does that mean?????? Did you get another brain installed when you got the new ticker? LOL

BTW, I don't want to hijack this thread, but I don't think there would be any objections if you gave us a good update about your medical progress. I haven't heard anything lately, unless I missed it.

PackRat's Comment
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Sometimes two brains are better than one.

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Sometimes two brains are better than one.

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Packrat, what exactly does that mean?????? Did you get another brain installed when you got the new ticker? LOL

BTW, I don't want to hijack this thread, but I don't think there would be any objections if you gave us a good update about your medical progress. I haven't heard anything lately, unless I missed it.

It means two people viewing a problem will probably figure it out. You have heard “two heads are better than one”? I’m recovering, thanks.

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