Logging Vacation Time In Your Logbook

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Kevin R.'s Comment
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I'm recently returning to long haul driving after several years of local, non-log book driving. My question is, How do I log my previous seven days if no work was performed?

Thanks, Kevin

Heavy C's Comment
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What I do for any extended off time is just use one page, draw the line all the way through if duty and right the total hours off. So the days would be 72 hours etc. The in the notes right what days you were off. That's what I was taught I've never been told different. Hope this helps

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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I just came off vacation. About the same as Heavy C said. The only difference is we were told to write the dates in the comments. It will be obvious you were off and it is no ones business why or what you did.

BugSmasherOne (Paul K.)'s Comment
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With our electronin logs, QualComm , I put myself on line 1/off duty and then log out of the system. When I return, I log back into the QC. A message comes back with the past 8 day log, showing line one for the entire time I was off. I then just approve (sign electronically) the 8 day log and I'm done.


Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.


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Turbo Dan's Comment
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For my company if off duty crosses the end of the month into the next month, I have to use 2 pages, showing off duty thru the end of the month on the first page, and continue on the 1st to the end of off duty on the second page,,,, I quess that's what the Govment wants.....


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Kiwi303's Comment
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All they care for here is "time since last 24 hour break"

So for today for instance the sections of the logbook would have "Date: 08/07/14 (DD/MM/YY, not MM/DD/YY)" "Date of last 24 hour break: 07/07/14" "Cumulative time: 0 hours"

That's it.


A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

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