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    Daylight Savings Time and DOT Logbook

    Can someone please inform me how daylight saving time is correctly marked in your log book as well as how it affects your actual drive/rest hours ? Thanks, I have seen quite a bit of informative information here


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    I've actually talked to a couple DOT people while being treated to a complimentary inspection at a weigh station, and I've never gotten a concrete answer.
    Personally, I just log whatever time my watch actually says, and then in the remarks section on the bottom of your log, I denote the time change. Haven't been called to the carpet on it yet.

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    Go to page two of this section down at the bottom of the page for a post by soon2btrucking from a week or two ago. Good luck!

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    Just put flag on the bottom stating day light savings time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsntiger View Post
    Can someone please inform me how daylight saving time is correctly marked in your log book as well as how it affects your actual drive/rest hours ? Thanks, I have seen quite a bit of informative information here
    here's the deal, in the fall, when you set your clock BACK, say you shut down at 8:00 pm, normally you would be alive to drive at 6:00 am. but on the day the time changes, you can drive at 5:00 am. your log only shows a 9 hour break BUT, you actually took a 10 hour break. a note or flag on that page stating the dst change is a good idea. the dot officers know what's going on and it should never even be questioned.

    in the spring, it works the other way, you will still be taking a 10 hour break, but your log will need to show an 11 hour break.

    hope this makes it at least as clear as mud.

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    When does daylight savings time start??? I know its soon right

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    Quote Originally Posted by brinkj23 View Post
    When does daylight savings time start??? I know its soon right
    First Sunday in November I think, but I could be wrong...it has happened once before.

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    Sunday November 2nd is the day!

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    Just to throw a monkey wrench into the mix, I'm split breaking tonite. After my break, I am eligible to drive til 0445 tomorrow morning (November 6 2001).

    Shall I just pull over at 2AM then wait for an hour and proceed as if it is still 2AM?

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    In your case, Scottie, since Swift's computers can't see the time change, yes, I would. If you drive through and log what everybody's clock will be saying, you will get a questionable speed. If you log it as if the time change didn't happen, as one poster above said, your logs will not match your QC and it could earn you a falsification.

    For you and all Swifties, best to park for an hour.

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