The 11 & 14 Hour Rule explanation

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  1. LogsRus

    LogsRus <strong>"Log it Legal"</strong>

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    Yes you are right! I got it but yeah some may not have read it close enough:occasion5: It's Saturday and if you are home have a drink on me!
     
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    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    In regards to the 2 hr weather/accident/traffic extension.


    I have never used it, and have been caught in some horrible weather crossing WY and a few other states. Usually the weather gets bad over a period of time, an hour or more, there by allowing time to get off the road. But then I'm not one to run as long as the road is open. There does come a time when I'll hang it up even if the road is still open. I can see getting stuck in bad traffic but weather is an excuse from my experience.
     
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    LogsRus <strong>"Log it Legal"</strong>

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    Yeah that is kind of what I feel, but I let the drivers use it every now and then, Darn them if they get into trouble with it! The thing is if they don't get busted on the road with the exscuse and DOT comes into the office and their logs are perfect except a few exscuses, more than likely they won't say anything about it! But CAUTION: If you use the exscuse and you are busted by DOT/Officer or you are in an accident; OUCH! You will wish you did not lie/CRAYON w/e YOU WANT TO CALL IT! :smt040 (hey how did the new smiley come about, gosh everyone will hate me with the smileys)

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    Hi, I know this is an old thread, I found it while looking to see if my question has already been aired. If it has, I haven't found it. :)
    My question is this, is it in any way permitted to go past the 14 hour rule, while NOT violating the 11 hour rule, to drive until you find a safe place to park due to unforseen delays at a shipper?
    I for one do not consider on ramps or unimproved roadside pulloffs as safe places to take a ten hour break.
    I ask because I had to drive an hour past my 14 the other day to find a place to park for the night due to having to wait an hour and three quarters for the shipping clerk to have her lunch break before handing over my BOL's.
    I've only been driving for a month and a half and this is the first time I've run into this situation.
    DannyB
     
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    In simple language, NO. A friend of mine was written up for violating the 14 hour rule, by only 10 minutes trying to find a place to park.
     
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    LogsRus <strong>"Log it Legal"</strong>

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    I will confirm! NO NO NO NO ! DOT says you need to find a place to park before your 11 or 14 hour is up. There is no exception to the 11,14 or 70 hour rule that allows you to find a safe place to park. Drivers would use that exscuse all the time and not really be true is my guess why they don't let you use it.
     
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    my chime in:

    If you go past your 70 or 14 hours - it doesn't matter a whit how many you have left on your 11. Truck stays where it is - or you drive illegally
     
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    What to do if you arrive at shipper 1pm, don't get loaded until 5pm, 14 ends at 5pm, and there's no available parking at shipper or on road next to shipper? I know this is theoretical but what if? I know that what I'll end up doing is driving to the nearest safe and legal which is what the experienced truck drivers have told me they do. Are they wrong? What's the alternative because right now I don't see one.
     
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    I think as long as you do not make it a habit you should be fine.
    However I would reccomend not driving too far that way you will not have to log it.

    I always scouted for parking on the way to the shipper or reciver that way I had a place to park if they ran my 14 hour clock out.

    I use to also go straight to the sleeper after I checked in with them when I was getting loaded or unloaded.

    That way I could catch a few winks and alot of the time I was able to get 2-3 hours of sleep.
    Of course it did not stop or extend my 14 hour clock but atleast I was refreshed and could drive to my safe spot without being tired.

    One thing that I do all of the time is once I get to the shipper or reciver I would send in the macro for that then log the 15 min that I would say it takes to check in and get assigned a door hopefully.

    If I had to wait for a door assigment I would go from on duty not driving to the sleeper and I would check in about once per hour but when getting out of your truck make sure you do not have cops watching you or you can have trouble for falsifying logs.
     
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