34hour Reset /Pc

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Andrew A.'s Comment
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I'm doing my 34 and half way thru I dropped my trailer then went on off duty PC to go grab some food down the road. When I got to the restaurant I put it on off duty 34 reset then when I left I put it back on p.c. When I got back to truck stop and hooked up I put my elog back on off duty 34 reset. My graph shows all my off duty time running concurrent but it started my 34 reset over from 0. Is this right?

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.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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It didn't reset, it actually is going from the start time of the 34 hours. However your duty status change (off duty still) caused it to look like it reset to zero. What brand is the ELD??

Laura

BK's Comment
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If what you are describing is what happens to me, your HOS computer will keep track of it and reset your clock at the end of the 34.

Unless you messed up and went back on the drive line. Then you have to start over. I’ve inadvertently gone on the drive line during my !0 hour break and had to start all over again. This is something I have done several times and it really sucks. I’ve called my safety department about this, and I get the same reply: ‘“we can’t fix stupid”.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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It didn't reset, it actually is going from the start time of the 34 hours. However your duty status change (off duty still) caused it to look like it reset to zero. What brand is the ELD??

Laura

Yeah, Laura. Exactly that is my experience. You rock, girl!

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I'm doing my 34 and half way thru I dropped my trailer then went on off duty PC to go grab some food down the road. When I got to the restaurant I put it on off duty 34 reset then when I left I put it back on p.c. When I got back to truck stop and hooked up I put my elog back on off duty 34 reset. My graph shows all my off duty time running concurrent but it started my 34 reset over from 0. Is this right?

That might be a company policy thing, if you ran over the allotted time per day for PC with your company. Aside from that potential issue, I stumped.

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.

BK's Comment
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I'm doing my 34 and half way thru I dropped my trailer then went on off duty PC to go grab some food down the road. When I got to the restaurant I put it on off duty 34 reset then when I left I put it back on p.c. When I got back to truck stop and hooked up I put my elog back on off duty 34 reset. My graph shows all my off duty time running concurrent but it started my 34 reset over from 0. Is this right?

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That might be a company policy thing, if you ran over the allotted time per day for PC with your company. Aside from that potential issue, I stumped.

Yeah, Ryan. When I drove for my first company, they had a policy that I thought was ubiquitous. Now with my current company, things are different.

FMCSA trumps everything, but company policies can vary widely

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.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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So you dropped your trailer at a truck stop.where it could be stolen? During a time with increased vehicle theft due to high costs of equipment and parts?

That may be against company policy.

BK's Comment
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So you dropped your trailer at a truck stop.where it could be stolen? During a time with increased vehicle theft due to high costs of equipment and parts?

That may be against company policy.

I bought a king pin lock. It is about as heavy and cumbersome as a boat anchor. But I carry it with me just in case I have to leave a trailer some place that I think is not secure.

I own, or maybe I should say I used to own a Gehl 5640 skid steer and a duel axle trailer to haul the skid steer with. Two weeks ago, I took it to the local implement dealership to get a few things fixed. They had me drop the equipment outside of their shop. That was on a Thursday afternoon. On Friday night at about midnight somebody came there, hooked up to the trailer and drove off with it. The police are looking for it, but it is probably long gone by now. About $20,000 value.

I hate thieves but they are everywhere.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Yeah, a king pin lock will only slow them down a couple seconds. Might want to double check company policy on this.

G-Town's Comment
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In practice I agree with this. Check the policy…in your company’s handbook, not through a verbal authorization by a desk jockey.

Yeah, a king pin lock will only slow them down a couple seconds. Might want to double check company policy on this.

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