Qualcomm DOT -12:40

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Rodney B.'s Comment
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Hey guys,

Newby here, company driver. Between log updates on a new to me (used) truck and various routing issues, I believed Qualcomm wasn't accurate and did not take a full 10 hr reset. I'm now on mandated break. Qualcomm says 8 hr rest break available, 11 hr driving: 3 hrs available, 14 hr on duty says: -12:40. What exactly does that mean? Clearly I unintentionally violated regulations but I literally drove less than 300 miles in 12 hrs and took a 30 minute break and a 7 he break. How did this mess happen? Thanks for any info. Rod

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.
Old School's Comment
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You didn't complete a full 10 hour break.

All you've got to do is make sure you do a full 10 hour break and that will reset everything for you.

You didn't mention your 70. If you're over on that a simple ten hour break won't fix that. I'm assuming your trainer didn't really help you understand managing your time or your logs. That's a real shame.

Donna M.'s Comment
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U have to take a 8 hours sleeper break to reset your hours plus 2 off duty. Is that what u are asking? U said u took 7 hours so your break wasn’t complete.

Donna M.'s Comment
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When u take a 8 hour sleeper break your hours that was left on clock will be available however before they are up u must take a 2 hour break to reset 14. Really sorry u weren’t taught about your clock cause totally managing your clock is the only way to make money.

Rodney B.'s Comment
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Thanks for helpful feedback. In defense of my trainer, he was a good guy and I learned a lot from him. The Qualcomm gave me real problems with route at the beginning of the trip. I was routed onto a highway that was closed and had no detours. I was re-routed into an area that deadended in no trucks allowed intersection...this ate up over an hour of my drive time. I was questioning the Qualcomm integrity when I began to get pre-violation warnings.

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.
40 Days's Comment
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Google and Qualcomm give truckers bad advice.

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.
Michael B.'s Comment
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And to simplify the 10 hour break you can just put the entire 10 hours or longer on sleeper without changing to off duty for part of it but have to have at least 8 out of ten uninterrupted hours in sleeper.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Man, what company are u working for? Sounds like u are having more problems than just time management. Did u do any trip planning, have any idea where u were going, have u worked much with your navigation system .

andhe78's Comment
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And to simplify the 10 hour break you can just put the entire 10 hours or longer on sleeper without changing to off duty for part of it but have to have at least 8 out of ten uninterrupted hours in sleeper.

This is inaccurate. If your talking about the eight hour portion of a split, then that does have to be in sleeper berth. But you seem to be talking about the ten hour break and that can all be done in sleeper, off duty, or a mix of the two.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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And to simplify the 10 hour break you can just put the entire 10 hours or longer on sleeper without changing to off duty for part of it but have to have at least 8 out of ten uninterrupted hours in sleeper.

What? Totally not true. If taking a 10 hour break, i can have all 10 off duty, 3 off duty and 7 sleeper, 5 off duty and 5 sleeper or any combination adding to 10 hours. As long as the 10 hours is Off duty or sleeper, it is a 10 hour reset.

Did i not read what you said correctly?

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