673.6 Miles Today

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Michael V.'s Comment
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I drove 673.6 miles in 11.49 hours today total ,on duty 12.48 hours. all on e logs. just found a Wal-Mart with parking. I was scared because no parking at two truck stops and I was running out of hours. don't know if the office will be happy or mad. but I am going to sleep. I will see in the morning.

Scott O.'s Comment
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I drove 673.6 miles in 11.49 hours today total ,on duty 12.48 hours. all on e logs. just found a Wal-Mart with parking. I was scared because no parking at two truck stops and I was running out of hours. don't know if the office will be happy or mad. but I am going to sleep. I will see in the morning.

Who do you Drive for???? That happen to me when I drove for central/swift last year but I didn't get in trouble my dm said there's a hour window before they yell at you lol... Her words not mine

Dm:

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Just don't let it happen again. They probably won't say anything if it's your first time. But it could have put you on their radar. Make sure your logs are extra-good from this moment on because you'll probably have someone from Logs Department glancing at it. You just don't want to attract attention.

Also, this 1 hour window is B.S. An HoS violation is still a violation. A minute over is a violation just like 1 hour over is. There is no grace period. You do have. A grace period technically does exist but it won't apply to this case.

And lastly, pray you don't get a DoT inspection.

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.
AJ D.'s Comment
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If I don't have a plan on where to shutdown, I start looking as soon as I see a 1 on the duty clock . ie 1:59 .... you should always be able to find something before the clock runs out, barring traffic jams...

Jopa's Comment
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I drove 673.6 miles in 11.49 hours today total ,on duty 12.48 hours. all on e logs. just found a Wal-Mart with parking. I was scared because no parking at two truck stops and I was running out of hours. don't know if the office will be happy or mad. but I am going to sleep. I will see in the morning.

... lightweight ... why, in MY day we did a thousand before lunch and never batted an eye ... jeez, youngin's today ....

Jopa

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Wilson's Comment
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Yeah, I remember one time I was getting down to the wire. The clock was running out and there was no place to park. Finally a truckstop came on the radar. I did a quick calculation and knew it was going to be close. I got on the exit ramp and as soon as I got to the stop sign, I logged "off duty" and there was just one minute left! shocked.png Then I drove around the corner to the truckstop and parked. With elogs , you are able to drive short distances and as long as you don't exceed 25mph, you will remain "off duty".

I told that story to another trucker the following week and he said, "I never have *that* problem."

I asked how that could be. He said, "I'm on paper logs!" rofl-3.gif

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.

Elogs:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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I dropped 663 today, legal like. Hit 11 hours on the nose. (paper)

Wilson's Comment
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I dropped 663 today, legal like. Hit 11 hours on the nose. (paper)

Of course you hit it on the nose with paper!

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Pat M.'s Comment
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I drove 673.6 miles in 11.49 hours today total ,on duty 12.48 hours. all on e logs. just found a Wal-Mart with parking. I was scared because no parking at two truck stops and I was running out of hours. don't know if the office will be happy or mad. but I am going to sleep. I will see in the morning.

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... lightweight ... why, in MY day we did a thousand before lunch and never batted an eye ... jeez, youngin's today ....

Jopa

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And it was downhill both ways, right?

Pat M.'s Comment
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I asked how that could be. He said, "I'm on paper logs!" rofl-3.gif

We call those fairy tales..... The ending is always changing.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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