Daylight Savings Time and DOT Logbook

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by bugsntiger, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. bugsntiger

    bugsntiger Bobtail Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    naples, fl (temp)
    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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  2. ssbowles

    ssbowles Heavy Load Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    High Desert,CA
    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.
  3. munrkr

    munrkr Medium Load Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    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!
  4. brinkj23

    brinkj23 "Asphalt Cowboy"

    Dec 26, 2005
    Just put flag on the bottom stating day light savings time.
  5. tinglish

    tinglish Light Load Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    Cottonwood, CA
    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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  6. brinkj23

    brinkj23 "Asphalt Cowboy"

    Dec 26, 2005
    When does daylight savings time start??? I know its soon right
  7. ssbowles

    ssbowles Heavy Load Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    High Desert,CA
    First Sunday in November I think, but I could be has happened once before.
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  8. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Let me check my logbook
    Sunday November 2nd is the day!
  9. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    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?
  10. Injun

    Injun Road Train Member

    May 15, 2010
    West o' the Big Crick
    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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