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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by tallguy66, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    Is idling the truck around without tripping the computer falsifying your logs? To get in/out of a door & park on site to finish either a 10 or 34(Reefer...)?
     
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  3. LDLWells

    LDLWells Heavy Load Member

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    The letter of the law? Yes.

    But dot isn't going to pull you over in the Walmart DC because you were moving less than 5mph
     
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  4. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Medium Load Member

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    What he said. If you keep it under 5 mph, you’re safe unless there’s a DOT officer standing in your running board...
     
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  5. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    right but what if dot notices that you had either a 10 or 34 and somewhere in that time you were unloaded, by either looking at your computer or BOL?
     
  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    The definition of Driving is "All time at the controls of a CMV." So if you are in the drivers seat driving it's legally driving.
    This has nothing to do with elogs or paper. It's part of HOS.

    That said, no one is ever going to know unless you go over the 5 MPH threshold for e-logs, or you blab about it. Or you get in a bad wreck and the lawyers start comparing BOL times with logs....
     
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  7. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    that’s what I was wondering, the times on the BOL. I haven’t had any inspections yet and I was curious as to how likely it is for dot to dig as much as that lawyer might, but just on a normal inspection.
     
  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    I would say normally it's extremely unlikely. About the only way an officer is going to put that much effort into it is if you make them want to. Mouthing off, arguing, and just being a royal pain. Otherwise they are just going to look at your logs for obvious violations and move on.
    Heck, if you do a lot of drop and hook, those times are going to be wrong anyway....
     
  9. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Keep trucking elog shows a different start location but doesn’t trip it to driving .
     
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  10. LDLWells

    LDLWells Heavy Load Member

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    I'm not an otr driver I'm not feeling qualified to answer. I pull tankers and required to log all offloading time
     
  11. Loadassisen

    Loadassisen Bobtail Member

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    Sometimes u have to be careful if u near a town line i know most eld devises will pick up next town over if u really close by,so if u log off in one town and log in other ur location will definitely put red flag when dot checks it.
     
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