Off Duty Time

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Ken G.'s Comment
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The way I understand HOS rules if you back into the dock you can go off duty while truck is being loaded or unloaded is this correct?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Schism's Comment
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You can go off duty on the logs...but it does not extend the day. Your 14 HR clock starts the second you go On Duty for thqt day and need to get your On Duty Driving done in that window .

Ken G.'s Comment
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You can go off duty on the logs...but it does not extend the day. Your 14 HR clock starts the second you go On Duty for thqt day and need to get your On Duty Driving done in that window .

Yea that was my understanding. Thanks for the confirmation.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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The way I understand HOS rules if you back into the dock you can go off duty while truck is being loaded or unloaded is this correct?

Actually no you cant. Off Duty means you are out of the truck and have absolutely zero responsibility for the truck which is not the case.

You log it as Sleeper Berth cause you are not working and as far as anyone is concerned you are taking a nap.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ken G.'s Comment
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The way I understand HOS rules if you back into the dock you can go off duty while truck is being loaded or unloaded is this correct?

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Actually no you cant. Off Duty means you are out of the truck and have absolutely zero responsibility for the truck which is not the case.

You log it as Sleeper Berth cause you are not working and as far as anyone is concerned you are taking a nap.

Ok off duty sleeper birth and you can do this as soon as you bump the dock. Correct?

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Ken, I do this a lot because it conserves your seventy hour clock. Like GuyJax said I recommend that you do it as sleeper berth. You should also remember to always log some time as on duty while there. Instead of going straight from driving to sleeper berth , allow yourself fifteen or twenty minutes of on duty time. That way if your logs were to be checked by a D.O.T. officer you are in compliance for showing some on duty time for getting unloaded or loaded.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ken G.'s Comment
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Ken, I do this a lot because it conserves your seventy hour clock. Like GuyJax said I recommend that you do it as sleeper berth. You should also remember to always log some time as on duty while there. Instead of going straight from driving to sleeper berth , allow yourself fifteen or twenty minutes of on duty time. That way if your logs were to be checked by a D.O.T. officer you are in compliance for showing some on duty time for getting unloaded or loaded.

Thanks Old School. I think I read in a previous post that you should show 15 to 20 minutes after arrival as onduty time.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ken G.'s Comment
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Ken, I do this a lot because it conserves your seventy hour clock. Like GuyJax said I recommend that you do it as sleeper berth. You should also remember to always log some time as on duty while there. Instead of going straight from driving to sleeper berth , allow yourself fifteen or twenty minutes of on duty time. That way if your logs were to be checked by a D.O.T. officer you are in compliance for showing some on duty time for getting unloaded or loaded.

Thanks Old School. I think I read in a previous post that you should show 15 to 20 minutes after arrival as onduty time.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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