Running On Recaps

Topic 29279 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
Jammer a's Comment
member avatar

Yeah I want learn all of this Donna but I’m learning it on the fly with the help of friends on here and on the road so thanks y’all for all the support

With the new rules one can stop their 14 hour clock with a 2/8 or 3/7.

Rick S.'s Comment
member avatar

Yeah I want learn all of this Donna but I’m learning it on the fly with the help of friends on here and on the road so thanks y’all for all the support

double-quotes-start.png

With the new rules one can stop their 14 hour clock with a 2/8 or 3/7.

double-quotes-end.png

Keeping in mind that the 2/8 or 3/7 split is a way to change how you do the 11/14 daily clock - BUT - if you're still on duty for close to the max every day, then you are still going to run into issues with re-caps.

That is, using your 11 drive clock - means that you have to log AT LEAST 11.5 hours on your 70 (On Duty) clock (for pre-trips, fueling, etc.). If DOT looks at your logs - and ALL the time is ON DUTY/DRIVING with no ON DUTY/NOT DRIVING, you could get "ding'd" for not logging pre/post/fueling correctly.

As Ted mentioned - if you keep your TOTAL ON DUTY TIME to 8.75 hours a day - you will NEVER RUN OUT OF TIME. Time Management is one of those skills that comes with EXPERIENCE - and is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES TO LEARN - as you are finding out.

Rick

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More