HOS Reset Rule

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Jccoach, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member

    You can run a lot of days on recap. As long as you did not have a day in the previous 8 days that you only logged a couple hours total on duty.

    Man I miss the days before the little computer told me when to drive!
    I used loose leafs until last year and sure miss them!
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  2. tech10171968

    tech10171968 Medium Load Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Still using loose leaf here. And, when the ELD mandate hits our small company, I'm going to miss them, too.
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  3. GiantBeard

    GiantBeard Medium Load Member

    Oct 16, 2015
    Petaluma/Indio, CA
    So how is the mandate going to happen? We have a policy of sticking your head in the sand until someone kicks it.

    Do I just keep running paper logs until the DOT shuts me down?

    How the heck will this JJ Keller place stay in business?
  4. Stew209

    Stew209 Medium Load Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Out in the Sticks
    I run on recap hours for weeks/months until its time for me to go home. I rarely take a 34hr reset unless I'm forced to.
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  5. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    NW Indiana
    Don't worry about JJ Keller. They have had EOBR system available for a while, and will have an ELD system to sell. Too bad it is a private company, if they had stock to sell I would purchase a lot.
  6. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Cle Elum, WA
    I still do paper and fill out my recap section but I don't think I've ever ran on recaptured hours since my first true OTR job in 2011. The type of regional work i do now doesn't allow for it. I either have the hours available to do the run and get back or I sit home and wait to reset. In reality they usually run out of work for the week before I run out of hours anyway.
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  7. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

    Jul 15, 2006
    El Chuco, Tejas
    JJ Keller prints a lot more than log sheets. Who doesn't have a copy of the green rule book printed by them? :)
  8. ttyson

    ttyson Medium Load Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    you can still stop and nap and chat or shower and eat...nowhere in the HOS does it say that your REQUIRED drive 11 in 14...
  9. otherhalftw

    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

    Nov 18, 2008
    CA...gold discovery foothills
    The time you took to do whatever didn't run against a time limit of work hours. Today, if you stop for over 3 hours, you are now cutting into available time to drive before the required 10. Judging by your response and reasoning, you might not have anything but the current rules to compare to. Just an opinion.
  10. ttyson

    ttyson Medium Load Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    Correct "available" drive time, But its your choice to drive tired,or hungry, or stinky,because you dont want to eat up "availible" drive time.if lm hungry l stop and eat if lm sleepy l stop and nap,if l want to simply stop the truck and get out and walk,l will, If I used up any "available drive time doing those things,and I run out of drive time one hour before,drop off,oh well l take another 10 60 miles miles from the reciever..
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