HOS rules

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by runawayload, May 22, 2014.

  1. runawayload

    runawayload Light Load Member

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    Here's my question.

    Say I typically work in a yard moving trucks in and out of doors and don't leave the property. Does this go towards a 14 hr day or does not count? Second part; say I worked 5 hours of a scheduled 8 and then sent on a run that takes 10 hours, does the 5 go against my time or not?


    I guess to simplify is yard time considered on duty not driving?
     
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  3. 77smartin

    77smartin Road Train Member

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    Off topic...Is that Hank the Angry Dwarf?
     
  4. runawayload

    runawayload Light Load Member

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    Yes it is. Sure do miss the little guy
     
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  5. BUMBACLADWAR

    BUMBACLADWAR Road Train Member

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    Yes,once you start a log sheet even working at a factory counts off your 14. Of course assuming you havent had 10 hours off. It seems like since you never leave the local area. You could use the 16 hour short haul trucker exception. Still only drive 11,but once a week do a 16 hour day.Just a thought.
     
  6. sazook

    sazook Road Train Member

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    If you split time between being a yard driver and a road driver, from my interpretation of the guidance for section 395.2, the time spent as a yard driver should be recorded as regular driving time.

    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/395.2?guidance

    The question asked refers specifically to weekdays and weekends, however, given that there is no guidance saying that this doesn't apply otherwise, I'd assume that any time spent as a yard driver should be logged as driving.
     
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  7. runawayload

    runawayload Light Load Member

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  8. airforcetoo

    airforcetoo Heavy Load Member

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    now the question is what if a yard dog doesnt even have a CDL then what?
     
  9. Nukem

    Nukem Road Train Member

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    Then, said yard dog, doesn't get behind the wheel of anything with air brakes, weights more then 26,001 lbs, a fifth wheel, etc...

    but of course, people ALWAYS obey the law... :biggrin_25518:
     
  10. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    If he is strictly operating on private propert he doesn't need a CDL or to follow Hours of Service.
     
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  11. crackinwise

    crackinwise Medium Load Member

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    Any work, even not trucking related will count as "on duty not driving". For example; you leave the trucking company and work as a night waiter somewhere.....That time counts as On Duty Not Driving. This would have an effect on your 70 and your 14. If you worked all night somewhere you would need 10 hrs off before going on the Driving line
     
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