How To Manage Hours As A Team

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Shawn H (Mudflap)'s Comment
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Can someone please help me out here? Going to be team driving but what is the best way to split the hours without doing a reset so often? I've heard of doing 12hrs shifts, but added up that's still 84hrs in 7 days right? So you will still need to reset every week. Is this how it works? Can one driver do a rolling reset then switch then the other do one? Any help would be appreciated. And sorry for the newbie question.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hi and welcome!

You can do "rolling 34" resets. Some drivers hate resets, but you can often get in more miles in one week by taking them.

I usually drive into a terminal so my trainee would have 10 hours off while i drive. Then I park the truck for 24 hours to give them time to do laundry, shower, shop etc. Then they drive out. So they got 10 hours while i was driving, sat 24 hours then drove. After they drive their shift, my 34 is up.

In reefer , the load appointments dictate your HOS and sometimes the 34s just happen due to scheduling or even weather shutdown.

Here is an article I wrote about team driving, hoping to enlighten new drivers into understanding it is not a safety net or a form of continued training. It may give you insight into teaming though.

Dispelling The Myths of Team Driving

Good luck... and ask any questions you want.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Shawn H (Mudflap)'s Comment
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Rainy, Thanks so much. Makes better since now.

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