driving over 14hr limit...elog

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by kloy, May 13, 2012.

  1. kloy

    kloy Bobtail Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    So i had like 10 mins till my 14 ran out because my load that should of been ready wasn't and i couldn't park overnight there so i found a walmart near by. As i get close by i gone over by like 4 mins, and then parked, while my Qualcomm is going off sayin that I've gone over my hos . Then i get a call from my company an hour later saying the owner doesn't want me parked there, which i seen signs but i also seen bobtails there ( which were gone when i woke up ) plus i figure walmarts for the most part didn't mind.No biggie, i understand. So i said yeah ill move, then dispatch said just go onto off duty drive which i did ( also new to this Qualcomm thing and didn't know about that option )and noticed it wasn't beeping or sayin over 14hr violation......... ( maybe because i was driving city speeds or had a time limit to allow this driving? ) so i get on I88 tryin to find an exit because didn't see any type of parking spot. And drove like 20+ miles till i found an off ramp. :biggrin_25516:So question is what's next? Since its logged onto this Qualcomm (which is the newer kind with navigation and sliding keyboard)also i think you have to keep logs on you for pass seven days or so?, and with that said, if i got pulled into a sale or something is that when the violation be exposed or is Qualcomm gonna send this into dot some how? just wondering if i should worry a little? Anyone had problems like this before?? Thx
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  3. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    Lake Worth, FL.
    We've been on elogs for over 2 years and what we are told to do when something like this happens is to put into remarks that you were looking for a safe haven to park. Also going over your 14 hour clock by 10 minutes is not a real big issue once in a while, doing it every day is a different story. And we are only talking 10 minutes, not 2 hours. My company has us sign a violation sheet and thats it.
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  4. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

    May 6, 2007
    Same here. We get scolded and told not to do it again.

    DOT understands an occasional goof. Just don't make a habit of it.

    Your company is just as guilty of falsification. By asking you to change to an invalid status.

    But, guess who would have gotten blamed if you had been involved in an accident.
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  5. Ex-Con-Trucker

    Ex-Con-Trucker Medium Load Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Atlanta, Ga
    My first month or so out of training, I went over, with the companies permission. 5-6 days later I was going through a VA scale house, and was pulled in for an inspection. He saw it, wrote it in the inspection report, and got ten CSA points if I'm not mistaken. They multiply by 3, so I really got 30 of them. Now, you couldn't pay me to go over. I went over when I was bob-tailing, and 25ish miles from the house if I remember correctly. It was either go home, or take a ten that close to the house.

    Every electronic log should have a line 5, off duty, driving for instances like this. I don't care if you have to get permission to use it, as long as it prevents future CSA points due to parking, or lack thereof.
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  6. Smaggs

    Smaggs Pie Crust

    Apr 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Knight gives us a 10% grace. I think DOT gives all drivers that grace, provided you only use it for your type of situation and not just driving an extra hour every day.
  7. NewNashGuy

    NewNashGuy Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    US and Canada
    My idea of a line 5 is for when the shipper delays the hell out of you and runs out your whole clock. Either that or give us a 16 hour clock.
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  8. MSheets

    MSheets Light Load Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Granite Falls,NC
    Or just note it and do a 10 hour break like you are required. If everyone did it like they are supposed too instead of working for free maybe some real change would happen.
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  9. me only

    me only Medium Load Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    buford ga
    Why are you driving 14 hrs anyhow ?

    my bad ,thats what i get when i just read the header .
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  10. FatDaddy

    FatDaddy Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Katy, TX or Swedesboro, NJ
    He didn't drive 14 hrs..he was detained at the shipper. It all counts against the clock
  11. ZippyNH

    ZippyNH Medium Load Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Southern NH
    Be sure to have a notation in the elog about the event...
    Parked, had to move to safeharbour....would be a good description.
    Did the elog yell at you...when a violatiin happens, they can get annoying ....if not, maybe you logged 8 hrs at the shipper/reciever in the sleeper while detained....so the elog is happy...
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