Do You Have To Log A Road Test?

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Klutch's Comment
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Apparently part of the interview process with XPO is a road test. My question is if I go out with a driver for this road test how do I log it?

I have backup paper logs and my tablet/e-log for Schneider just not sure how to go about it and would like an idea before showing up to the interview… the recruiter was no help.

Is that something I will have to report to Schneider?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Travis's Comment
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Good question. Following to find out

Apparently part of the interview process with XPO is a road test. My question is if I go out with a driver for this road test how do I log it?

I have backup paper logs and my tablet/e-log for Schneider just not sure how to go about it and would like an idea before showing up to the interview… the recruiter was no help.

Is that something I will have to report to Schneider?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Ask whomever is in charge at XPO. Personally, I cannot ever recall logging a road test as a driver or as the observer.

Klutch's Comment
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Ask whomever is in charge at XPO. Personally, I cannot ever recall logging a road test as a driver or as the observer.

Will do. It felt off as a Schneider employee going in and driving, even for testing purposes with XPO. Seems like an insurance nightmare. Supposedly I’ll have to show them my pretrip, hook up a set and do a road test.

They do a tentative job offer before they do all the background checks which kinda sucks also. I wouldn’t find out if my preventables disqualified me until the very end of the process… after the job offer. I certainly wouldn’t want to put in my notice before I knew it was 110%.

Cajun J's Comment
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As an observer, you should log as on-duty not driving. The observer is at work.

For the driver? Good question. You are not yet a driver for the new company BUT you are behind the wheel of a CMV operating it for business purposes. Going by the book, I would say yes it would have to be logged a drive line and yes you would have to report it to current company... BUT, you are driving for a personal reason. I see an argument for using Personal Conveyance possible as well. That would mean there is no reason to notify your current employer.

Best to key off of what they have you do. Unlike above, every road test I have taken was logged.

I know this was not definitive and probably just muddied the water. I do know that when I give a road test, I am on duty and the driver is logged in on the drive line. By the way, I am now working as a DOT Compliance and Safety Manager for a small logistics company.

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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Greg M.'s Comment
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I see no reason to log. Any road test is going to be well under the 150 air mile rule so no log would be required anyway. Just remember that almost all of the dump trucks, concrete trucks, garbage trucks, construction trucks etc out there are driving without logs. Its normal.

For the last 5 months I have been working for a company that primarily operates under the 150 mile rule. It's amazing how quickly I stopped worrying about logging. Just jump in the truck and go.

Klutch's Comment
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Thank you, completely forgot about this.

I see no reason to log. Any road test is going to be well under the 150 air mile rule so no log would be required anyway. Just remember that almost all of the dump trucks, concrete trucks, garbage trucks, construction trucks etc out there are driving without logs. Its normal.

For the last 5 months I have been working for a company that primarily operates under the 150 mile rule. It's amazing how quickly I stopped worrying about logging. Just jump in the truck and go.

G-Town's Comment
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Greg M wrote:

Just jump in the truck and go.

Pretrip? Is this done while you are moving? Or not at all?

Greg M.'s Comment
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Once I posted that I thought it might be misinterpreted. I do very detailed pre/post and mid trip inspections. Just this week I found a loose exhaust clamp and a burnt out marker light, both since corrected. I was refering to logging into ELDs, waiting for 30 min breaks to expire, planing my day around breaks etc.

Greg M wrote:

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Just jump in the truck and go.

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Pretrip? Is this done while you are moving? Or not at all?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Thank you for clarifying this.

Once I posted that I thought it might be misinterpreted. I do very detailed pre/post and mid trip inspections. Just this week I found a loose exhaust clamp and a burnt out marker light, both since corrected. I was refering to logging into ELDs, waiting for 30 min breaks to expire, planing my day around breaks etc.

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Greg M wrote:

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Just jump in the truck and go.

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Pretrip? Is this done while you are moving? Or not at all?

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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