RVer Fueling In The Truck Lanes Question.

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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From the FMCSA website:

On June 1, 2020, FMCSA revised four provisions of the hours of service regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers without adversely affecting safety. Motor carriers are required to comply with the new HOS regulations starting on September 29, 2020.

Laura

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, many times I took my 30 AT the fuel island, started when behind the guy ahead of me fueling his truck. Soon as he rolls out, I roll up, and fuel, do windows and mirrors in 12-15 minutes, then roll up to the line. I drove nights mostly,which I preferred over days, so lot of the times, they weren't busy. I was always mindful of those waiting on me to finish up. Besides, that's sometimes, how I could roll those few 700+ mile nights....

Us having most loads 1800-2800+ miles, I wanted to get em done ASAP. And tried to most of the time, to keep my co-driver doing as many miles as possible too, but during the day, that's not always possible. Can't count the times traffic jams, or accidents ,tied us up, waiting to get passed the mess/clean ups

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Just 'G''s Comment
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From the FMCSA website:

On June 1, 2020, FMCSA revised four provisions of the hours of service regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers without adversely affecting safety. Motor carriers are required to comply with the new HOS regulations starting on September 29, 2020.

Laura

And here is a link to their official summary of FMCSA HOS rules.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.
Kerry L.'s Comment
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From the FMCSA website:

On June 1, 2020, FMCSA revised four provisions of the hours of service regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers without adversely affecting safety. Motor carriers are required to comply with the new HOS regulations starting on September 29, 2020.

Laura

Thank you for the information on precise dates.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.
Art M.'s Comment
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Me guessing it was a one time "incident", not an everyday episode. Things happen, and lots of times without intention on our part. I usually ask a clerk at the fuel desk to announce out in the loud speaker if some ignorant jerk left the truck in front of me for more than 10 mins. But it happens few times a year. We are all in the same boat at this point, so try to be patient and courteous, unless you hit the bullseye with a real ******-bag)

Don's Comment
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I have taken a 30 DOT in the fuel line, especially when the Truck stops are busy. Waiting in line for 10 minutes or more, fueling for 10 minutes then goinginside after pulling forward will quickly knock those 30 minutes out pretty. I certainly wouldn't even consider taking a 30 after pulling forward from the pumps, especially anytime after 0800. Just as in other aspects of life out in public, You are going to meet both drivers who are considerate of others, and inconsiderate, rude, DGAF drivers. Driving a 30 ft 5th wheel may make it difficult at times use the passenger car pumps, so when you do use the CV pumps, you will need to plan for probable delays.

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.
Stroman K.'s Comment
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They are not called Truck Stops anymore...they are "Travel Center/Plazas". That's why they carry all that junk (food and items) to cater to four wheelers...

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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They are not called Truck Stops anymore...they are "Travel Center/Plazas". That's why they carry all that junk (food and items) to cater to four wheelers...

Yep!

Ms. Laura (IDMtnGal) beat ya to that, on page ONE of the thread! So true. Only time 'my' PV was up in a 'travel plaza' was to meet my other half and drop off a week or so of food. WAY BACK. PARKED! LoL.

~ Anne ~

Dm:

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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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When it's busy and waiting in line or deserted late night, sure, I could see taking a 30 at the fuel island. But to take it in the island or once you have pulled up is a major problem. A lot of drivers do it because they can't or won't park in general parking. I usually plan it so that I'll take my 30 in the am or beginning of my shift after 3 hours of driving. I'll park, grab a shower and eat a full Breakfast. Parking is usually empty that time of day and I don't tie up the fuel island. I'll also take it at rest stops which will be really empty. I put my clock to off duty as much as I can when not driving, just to preserve my 70 hour.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I don't see a problem with running to pee after you start the pumps. I've had to do it because I can't hold it that long anymore, lol. Every time the pumps are still running when I get back, so no harm. Don't shop and BS while you're in there. Pee and return. Then you can pull up and get a sandwich or whatever. Courtesy isn't hard.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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