70 hour rule/ 34 hour reset

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  1. Sorenson

    Sorenson Bobtail Member

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    Do you have to drive the full 70 hours before doing a 34 hour reset? Can I rollover my hours?
     
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  3. georgeandson

    georgeandson Heavy Load Member

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    Go get a log book is you do not already have one and read it. This will answer all your questions and explain clearly what you can and can not do.
     
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    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The way things are now, any time you get 34 hours completely off duty, never going to lines 3 and 4 for the entire time, you reset your 70 hour clock back to zero in the eyes of enforcement.

    It effectively does away with recapping your hours if you don't run too hard and would not get that many hours in 8 days unless you can't get that many hours off in a row.

    It was chosen to disrupt regular hourly drivers as little as possible, you take your regular 10 hours off plus another whole day, and you are reset to zero.
     
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  5. Sorenson

    Sorenson Bobtail Member

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    Can rollover hours be applied to 34 hour reset?
     
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    me only Medium Load Member

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    Drivers of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles involved in interstate commerce have an option that allows them to reset their accumulated on-duty time. This option, known as the 34-hour restart provision, says that once a driver has 34 consecutive hours off duty, he/she may "restart" the 7/8-consecutive-day period. After the 34-hour period, the on-duty hours worked before that 34-hour period started no longer have to be considered when calculating the driver's 60/70-hour limit.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1025027
     
  7. DragonTamerBrat

    DragonTamerBrat Road Train Member

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    If by rollover hours, you mean the hours you get back at midnight, then NO. You have to be completely OFF DUTY and/or SLEEPER BERTH for a full 34 hours.
     
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    Panhandle flash Road Train Member

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    Maybe you ought to give us your definition of "roll over" hrs. Like has been said, if you have a total of 34 hrs (lines 1&2 only), you've completed a reset and have a fresh 70 to run. No "roll over" needed. Now if your talking about running on your "recap", thats a whole nudder story and I'm sure that theres someone who can explain that better than I can!!!! :yes2557:
     
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  9. Svoray

    Svoray Medium Load Member

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    You can reset the 7/8 days after 34 consecutive hours of off-duty...unless you're in the oilfield like me and reset after 24hrs. As for rollover hours, this isn't AT&T. Now there is some way of gaining hours back but not sure hour that works.
     
  10. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you complete a 34 reset, you now have a fresh 70 to work. You cannot have more than 70, so, forget about rolling over any extra. (I'm assuming you want to have 70 plus extra hours un-used from the previous 70)
     
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  11. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Thanks for coming up with that explanation, it explains much.
     
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