Sleeper Berth...on A Customer Site?

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John S.'s Comment
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They changed that a few years ago. Now its just 34 consecutive hours off. You could start your reset at 5am Friday and your reset is satisfied 3pm Saturday. Under the old rule you quoted you'd have to wait until 5am Sunday, basically a 48 hour reset. Thankfully they did away with that.

Ah, that's good to hear. Perhaps this should be changed so us noobs don't get needlessly confused:

https://www.truckingtruth.com/cdl-training-program/page93/logbook-hours-of-service-limitations

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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The correct response to "do you have a hotel receipt...?" is clearly... "Sorry, Sir / Ma'am. A gentleman / lady doesn't ask their 'newly acquired companion' for a lodging receipt. They were, however gracious, kind, and infinitely passionate."

Caroline C.'s Comment
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Lots of good information in this thread, thanks! New issue...I have a driver noting Loading time under PC...this is clearly a violation but I can't get through to him. Ugh, the nice approach isn't working but I know no other way now than to be rude about it...

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Lots of good information in this thread, thanks! New issue...I have a driver noting Loading time under PC...this is clearly a violation but I can't get through to him. Ugh, the nice approach isn't working but I know no other way now than to be rude about it...

Has he run out of time on his 14 hour clock when he does this? He may be trying to finish the load without getting a 14 hr violation recorded. If so explain to him he can use any unused on duty time for the day without violating.

Caroline C.'s Comment
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Has he run out of time on his 14 hour clock when he does this? He may be trying to finish the load without getting a 14 hr violation recorded. If so explain to him he can use any unused on duty time for the day without violating.

Yes, exactly what they're doing! I just spoke with two drivers who were doing this to try and save their clocks, but what my boss (vet driver 20 years) said they need to show at least 30 mins on duty and can opt for off duty OR as you all stated was legal, they can go into their sleeper. I told them the goal is not to run their clocks out but they can't just drop it in PC. We have new policies rolling out, one specific regarding PC use.

Sid V.'s Comment
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That's really strange that they are logging loading time as pc. Mainly because pc time is counted as off duty and your really not getting any benefit unless you're moving the vehicle I suppose.

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