How should I do my log?

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    mglasco Bobtail Member

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    Melton what do you mean by that?
     
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    Meltom Road Train Member

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    Interpretation for 395.8:

    Question 26: If a driver is permitted to use a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) for personal reasons, how must the driving time be recorded?

    Guidance: When a driver is relieved from work and all responsibility for performing work, time spent traveling from a driver’s home to his/her terminal (normal work reporting location), or from a driver’s terminal to his/her home, may be considered off-duty time. Similarly, time spent traveling short distances from a driver’s en route lodgings (such as en route terminals or motels) to restaurants in the vicinity of such lodgings may be considered off-duty time. The type of conveyance used from the terminal to the driver’s home, from the driver’s home to the terminal, or to restaurants in the vicinity of en route lodgings would not alter the situation unless the vehicle is laden. A driver may not operate a laden CMV as a personal conveyance. The driver who uses a motor carrier’s Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) for transportation home, and is subsequently called by the employing carrier and is then dispatched from home, would be on-duty from the time the driver leaves home.

    A driver placed out of service for exceeding the requirements of the hours of service regulations may not drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) to any location to obtain rest.
     
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    My 550 has a service body on and it carries tools, would it be a laden CMV?
     
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    Your new fleet manager is trying to make you comply. Sounds like your old job was not doing it as they were supposed to. All the time on the dozer counts toward your 70 hrs. You need a log now because your company requires it. If they do not do the 5 items of the short haul provision (100 air mile radius driver) of completing a grid style log, then you need to complete a log book.
     
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    I guess my main concern is on my day off if I go to the store or do laundry I will not be in a log book violation. But my truck hauls my tools and would that make the CMV a laden CMV?
     
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    I thought if you stayed within a certain distance you did not have to do a log, until you went over the 100 mile radius. But were I used to work he does alot of screwy stuff. As tuff as it is to get a job anymore, people will do just about anything to make a buck.
     
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    Your company has a choice running local. If they decide to log, you must comply. I worked for one company like that. Just because one of the drivers run outside the circle they made the whole company log.
     
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    Common misconception. It's a 2 part law:

    ~ Class A:

    Any combination vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 LBS or more, provided the vehicle(s) being towed have a GVWR of 10,001 LBS or more.

    ~ Class B:

    Any vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 LBS or more.

    As a example, a dump truck with a GVWR of 56k towing a 1k trailer would be a class B vehicle.

    A ford F350 towing a 10,000 LB trailer would be a class C, if they were hauling hazmat.
     
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    True.

    But the combination he described is OVER 26,001 lbs and makes the rest moot.
     
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    Not exactly. The example I gave you of a dump truck with a GVWR of 56,000 LBS towing a 1,000 LB trailer is still a class B vehicle, because the trailer doesn't weigh over 10,000 LBS.