Daylight Savings Time and DOT Logbook

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  1. bugsntiger

    bugsntiger Bobtail Member

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    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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    ssbowles Heavy Load Member

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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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    brinkj23 <strong>"Asphalt Cowboy"</strong>

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    Just put flag on the bottom stating day light savings time.
     
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    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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    brinkj23 <strong>"Asphalt Cowboy"</strong>

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    When does daylight savings time start??? I know its soon right
     
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    First Sunday in November I think, but I could be wrong...it has happened once before.
     
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    Lilbit Road Train Member

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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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