Advice On An HOS Situation, Please

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Exactly Pianoman, that was my problem not changing my status at that moment. Was too busy trying to get checked in or out asap, not wasting time to get on my way for the loads. THEN I would have a memory I forgot to log properly, and do edits. Pre-trips, we were wanted to do a full 15 minutes, post trips also, which I didn't always do, since I'm solo, and the truck was brand new, not much to go wrong. I would check my tires at start out, and 5th wheel latch / airlines etc if I slept at night....Sometimes, when I shut down mid day etc, I would post trip usually.

I never heard from elogs on my stuff done, so must not of been anything too bad lol. Even 1 time at CRST, was in BFE Ohio, looking for R&L pick up, got lost, was bound n determined to find the place, co driver asleep with no drive hours, so yep I went -2.5 hours in violation, I really didn't care by this time, besides, I figured only 8 days for it to remain, and wasn't like we got hassled n inspected at any weigh stations ever lol. NEVER heard anything bout that either LUCKILY hmmmm

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I just hope Mountain Matt pulled out of this okay!

~ Anne ~

ps; Seems so!

Danny K.'s Comment
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Doesn’t sound like you will have time for any bathroom breaks… do you have any Depends to use?

That's good man but just so you know a lot of people looking to learn about trucking come here already been hearing a bunch of crap about how bad being a trucker is, why just last week some British funny man with a huge show on HBO made it sound like we're all just a bunch of dumb 1099 fleeced drivers pulling freight for Amazon sitting forever not getting paid slaves to the ELD not being allowed to stop for a bathroom break having to go in our hands, people see that and come here looking for the real scoop and they won't be able to tell you're just having a laugh here poking fun at ole Matt, but ya know it falls on us to set em straight cause hell no one else will.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Doesn’t sound like you will have time for any bathroom breaks… do you have any Depends to use?

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That's good man but just so you know a lot of people looking to learn about trucking come here already been hearing a bunch of crap about how bad being a trucker is, why just last week some British funny man with a huge show on HBO made it sound like we're all just a bunch of dumb 1099 fleeced drivers pulling freight for Amazon sitting forever not getting paid slaves to the ELD not being allowed to stop for a bathroom break having to go in our hands, people see that and come here looking for the real scoop and they won't be able to tell you're just having a laugh here poking fun at ole Matt, but ya know it falls on us to set em straight cause hell no one else will.

I don’t use Depends. Yet. But I’m almost 70, so who knows what the future holds. I don’t think Depends are unheard of in the trucking industry. I’d rather wear them in my truck than in a nursing home. I also don’t hear anyone regular to this site bashing the trucking industry.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Doesn’t sound like you will have time for any bathroom breaks… do you have any Depends to use?

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That's good man but just so you know a lot of people looking to learn about trucking come here already been hearing a bunch of crap about how bad being a trucker is, why just last week some British funny man with a huge show on HBO made it sound like we're all just a bunch of dumb 1099 fleeced drivers pulling freight for Amazon sitting forever not getting paid slaves to the ELD not being allowed to stop for a bathroom break having to go in our hands, people see that and come here looking for the real scoop and they won't be able to tell you're just having a laugh here poking fun at ole Matt, but ya know it falls on us to set em straight cause hell no one else will.

Danny K;

I'll agree with you here, that was a tasteless joke/poke at fun. I'm not a moderator, even though some think otherwise. I appreciate, on behalf of the integrity of Brett's hard work creating this site, your post right here.

Well said. If anyone disagrees with me, too bad.

Wish YOU would stick around/post more.

Just me, (well, us'n's..)

~ Anne (& Tom) ~

George B.'s Comment
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Nice job! Glad you made it w/out any obstacles. Props to all who helped out etc. Yea! This site us cool!smile.gif

Jeff L.'s Comment
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Yes that is allowed now, but you must take a 10 hour break when you get to your parking/safe haven.

Jeff L.'s Comment
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Only true way to run and have recaps, is a 9.5 hour day, 10 max, saving the last for later. And your hours comeback after midnight, sure your QV shows "hours coming back in 1 day/2 days"? At CRST they always had our "Actual" pick up times, an hour or 2 earlier ( they didn't tell us that) lol

When I drove for knight I worked with my DM so I could drive 9.5 hours a day, It is the only way to run if you can. Once it was rolling it worked well for both of us, he didn't have to worry about me needing to do a reset and I didn't feel the need to drive until I was exhausted. What he really liked was I averaged more miles/month than about 90% of the other drivers.

Another plus to doing that is you have a cushion to find parking. If where you planned on stopping for the day is unavailable you still have time to find something else with out going into panic mode.

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.
CM59's Comment
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I only ran recap for a short time, but I’m wondering what people mean by 9.5

The 70 hour rule is over 8 days. Split it up leaves 8h 45m on duty per day.

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Only true way to run and have recaps, is a 9.5 hour day, 10 max, saving the last for later. And your hours comeback after midnight, sure your QV shows "hours coming back in 1 day/2 days"? At CRST they always had our "Actual" pick up times, an hour or 2 earlier ( they didn't tell us that) lol

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When I drove for knight I worked with my DM so I could drive 9.5 hours a day, It is the only way to run if you can. Once it was rolling it worked well for both of us, he didn't have to worry about me needing to do a reset and I didn't feel the need to drive until I was exhausted. What he really liked was I averaged more miles/month than about 90% of the other drivers.

Another plus to doing that is you have a cushion to find parking. If where you planned on stopping for the day is unavailable you still have time to find something else with out going into panic mode.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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To run recaps exclusively every single day for an exact number of hours for On Duty and Driving, it will be 8 hours, 45 minutes each day. That's your 70 hour clock.

I have never had eight days in a row equaled out in six years and all I drive is recaps.

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