Fueling And Pre Trip At The Same Time

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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If I do a pretrip and then fuel, it still shows on the same line of the log. I would be on duty for pretrip, then when you drive to the fuel pump you are still on duty, so the second remark is set to fueling.

I routinely fuel then post trip. Both are remarks on the same on duty line

At least with AOBRD, I just switched to ELD.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I’m more of less reiterating points already made here... I haul HAZMAT regularly, for the past 2.5 years; whenever I fuel I always combine it with pre- or post- trip when possible, as well as adding the “tire check,” as the tire check is required when under a HAZMAT load. So sometimes in the morning, my On Duty time will show the remarks “Pre-Trip/Tire Check” and “Fueling.”


Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Amber L.'s Comment
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Thank you all for your input! I had a feeling it would be one of those things that is technically illegal but done regularly. I can see where it saves you some time. Thank you all and trucking truth!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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It's fine to pretrip while fueling; however, placarded vehicles are a different story. From the Hazardous Materials Compliance Pocketbook:

"When a marked or placarded vehicle is being fueled, the engine must be shut off and a person must be in control of the fueling process at the point where the fuel tank is filled."

That's a good catch, Matt.

To do both legally you can be in control of the fuel nozzle while the fuel is pumping, then do a pre-trip after you have shut the fuel off. As a courtesy you should pull up and park past the fuel pumps to allow the next driver to fuel while you are doing your pre-trip.

All perfectly legal and courteous at the same time.

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