Getting ahead of 34hr reset, help me figure this out.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Shaggytc, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    The one I found, but can't find anymore, was an opinion piece by the fmcsa director.
    It's an opinion piece so it has zero legal weight, but it's an opinion piece by the guy who tells everyone what to enforce.
    Wish I could find it again and bookmark it.
     
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  3. Mototom

    Mototom Heavy Load Member

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    I get what you’re saying and whatever anyone does I would recommend splitting the middle.

    I go on duty for opening my doors, turning in paper work etc and stay for 15 minutes, I also walk around my trailer etc.

    I then go to sleeper or off duty.
    get the green light and again go on duty pit in my go’s info remove the wheel chock etc, this is for 10-15mins. Then go to drive.

    uve had several inspections and the only trouble I’ve gotten was I once went over my 30 trying to back in off a highway that took me over an hour.
     
  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Light Load Member

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    I cant even understand the question to be honest.

    70 hours in 8 days, 34 hours you get a new set of 70 hours or day one hours will be given back, then on day 9 day 2's hours etc..

    usually your ELD will have a count down or some way for you to calculate your time. Which ELD are you using
     
  5. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Heavy Load Member

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    And no carrier will do this.
     
  6. Semi-retired65

    Semi-retired65 Bobtail Member

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    70 hours is 70 hours any which way, reset or recap. I believe the real focus should be how much of your 14 clock is driving miles. That’s where you make $$. That’s where the true operating efficiency is.
     
  7. Ridgeline

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    Wow ... you guys overcomplicate things.

    I’m stupid in thinking that if you are hitting your 34 reset, you are working hard but not smart.

    I tell my drivers not to do this, not to squeeze out as much work as they can but learn how to leverage the loads to make more money.

    another thought, if your reg book is from 2012 or what ever ... get an updated version of it.
     
    Just passing by Thanks this.
  8. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Heavy Load Member

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    recap is 70 hrs in 8 days
    reset is 70hrs in 7 days
    so you get an extra day to work in a week on reset.
     
  9. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Medium Load Member

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    Finally some sanity. Lol.
     
    slow.rider Thanks this.
  10. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Medium Load Member

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    Dude, give it up. Seriously.
     
  11. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    Keep giving up your time. Asked FMCSA yet?
     
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