The “off Duty Creep”

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BK's Comment
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Yep. The people who get all butt hurt about it can go pound sand, and pass on the left. I'll smile and wave. There will come a time where it's the best way to preserve your break. It sucks, but it's what eld has forced upon us.

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This is true.

However there are plenty of times I have done it to do a split berth or to save my 70.

For those who get ****ed just remember it may be you needing to do it someday. The driver is just trying to get the job done, and sometimes it takes creeping.

You should try to stay out of everyone’s way if you can.

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I do the OD creep all the time, but only in our yard, drop lot or at Consigness. But, when I do, I make sure I am out of the way of others with plenty of space for them to go around. Saves big time on having to burn my drive time and getting my 30 min DOT break before that 8 hour drive time is gone. Keeps me moving in the day cab world.

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A yard move wont screw up your 30. It counts as on duty fueling would. I do it during a 2hr or 3hr break so I can pause my 14 if I need to when moving off a dock.

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Amen to that! Girl, you rock.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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.
Cassandra M.'s Comment
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Thanks for the update and quick reply. I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread. Looking for the same issue. Bumped into your thread. Thanks for creating it. Looking forward for solution.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I used to do this stuff..now I just say screw it. Unless maybe I am at the terminal.

But I did try sliding tandems once and i was past my 14, it violated me. In reverse. So that reverse thing doesn't always work either.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

BK's Comment
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Thanks for the update and quick reply. I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread. Looking for the same issue. Bumped into your thread. Thanks for creating it. Looking forward for solution.

Hey Cassandra, welcome! Tell us about yourself.

Klutch's Comment
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You can’t always safely pass, happens a lot at crowded truck stops.

I don’t care what people do to save their clocks as long as it’s not at the expense of mine.

Guess your cool with people taking their 30 at fuel islands also? Gotta save time where you can right…

Yep. The people who get all butt hurt about it can go pound sand, and pass on the left. I'll smile and wave. There will come a time where it's the best way to preserve your break. It sucks, but it's what eld has forced upon us.

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This is true.

However there are plenty of times I have done it to do a split berth or to save my 70.

For those who get ****ed just remember it may be you needing to do it someday. The driver is just trying to get the job done, and sometimes it takes creeping.

You should try to stay out of everyone’s way if you can.

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I do the OD creep all the time, but only in our yard, drop lot or at Consigness. But, when I do, I make sure I am out of the way of others with plenty of space for them to go around. Saves big time on having to burn my drive time and getting my 30 min DOT break before that 8 hour drive time is gone. Keeps me moving in the day cab world.

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A yard move wont screw up your 30. It counts as on duty fueling would. I do it during a 2hr or 3hr break so I can pause my 14 if I need to when moving off a dock.

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Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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.
BK's Comment
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You can’t always safely pass, happens a lot at crowded truck stops.

I don’t care what people do to save their clocks as long as it’s not at the expense of mine.

Guess your cool with people taking their 30 at fuel islands also? Gotta save time where you can right…

double-quotes-start.png

Yep. The people who get all butt hurt about it can go pound sand, and pass on the left. I'll smile and wave. There will come a time where it's the best way to preserve your break. It sucks, but it's what eld has forced upon us.

double-quotes-start.png

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This is true.

However there are plenty of times I have done it to do a split berth or to save my 70.

For those who get ****ed just remember it may be you needing to do it someday. The driver is just trying to get the job done, and sometimes it takes creeping.

You should try to stay out of everyone’s way if you can.

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I do the OD creep all the time, but only in our yard, drop lot or at Consigness. But, when I do, I make sure I am out of the way of others with plenty of space for them to go around. Saves big time on having to burn my drive time and getting my 30 min DOT break before that 8 hour drive time is gone. Keeps me moving in the day cab world.

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A yard move wont screw up your 30. It counts as on duty fueling would. I do it during a 2hr or 3hr break so I can pause my 14 if I need to when moving off a dock.

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OMG, Klutch. You are comparing an off duty creep to spending 30 minutes in the fuel lane? Wow tell me how many times has that happened to you? Maybe you have been driving far longer than me, but that had never been my experience. Please elaborate on your experiences.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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.
Klutch's Comment
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I’m comparing two situations where the driver is being inconsiderate to his/her fellow drivers. As stated previously doing it out of the way of others is one thing, with room to pass etc. Doing it through a crowded truck stop with people behind you or similar situations … **** move imho.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Klutch, I see you are pulling out the terminal rat talking points. Here, let me get my flip flops, saggy sweats, and foot on the dash to help you judge a little harder.

Jesus. Reading comprehension my man. Scroll up to the response I made previously. You might not show your a$$ that way.

I’m comparing two situations where the driver is being inconsiderate to his/her fellow drivers. As stated previously doing it out of the way of others is one thing, with room to pass etc. Doing it through a crowded truck stop with people behind you or similar situations … **** move imho.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

BK's Comment
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I’m comparing two situations where the driver is being inconsiderate to his/her fellow drivers. As stated previously doing it out of the way of others is one thing, with room to pass etc. Doing it through a crowded truck stop with people behind you or similar situations … **** move imho.

Klutch, I think most drivers will be aware of what is going on around them and will not impede traffic at a truck stop or a pickup/delivery location. At least I hope so, because these are places prone to mishaps, especially for new drivers. In my experience, going slow at these locations is an advantage. However, please provide your truck number so I can be sure to stay out of your way. Lol.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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So you think they should violate their clock so you can save 3 or 4 minutes? Got it.

I’m comparing two situations where the driver is being inconsiderate to his/her fellow drivers. As stated previously doing it out of the way of others is one thing, with room to pass etc. Doing it through a crowded truck stop with people behind you or similar situations … **** move imho.

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