How do you handle time zones?Seems confusing

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by mcmanly, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. wulfman75

    wulfman75 Road Train Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Athens, GA
    you log everything the same time zone as your home terminal. take my company for example we are eastern time. if I deliver in california at 5 am local it's 8am est, i log it 8 am.
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  3. NewNashGuy

    NewNashGuy Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    US and Canada
    It is easier than you think. I live in the central timezone so if I am going out east and it delivers at 5pm, I just pretend that it is at 4pm. Your pickup and delivery times are all that matters. It is cool when I drive out west and the sun seems to go down at 10PM lol.
  4. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

    May 14, 2012
    as stated before...log on your home terminal timezone. if you use you phone to tell time, make sure it changes. my phone gets stuck sometimes at the borderline of timezones. if you're using elogs, they are set at home terminal. also,with my company, the loads appt times are set for the shipper/receiver timezone. its all confusing when you first start out, but it gets easier
  5. Wooly Rhino

    Wooly Rhino Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Liberty, Missouri
    My tablet is my clock and I have it set for multiple time zones. I always need to know what time it is on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. But I also use it for different timezones in the US.
  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    If home calls to say someone died, it'll be 5 hours behind, the next day.

    Then hopefully I'm 2 hours ahead in LAX boarding.

    At least I arrive back 3 hours earlier the same day I left . . .
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  7. Richter

    Richter Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    Philadelphia Pa
    We log central time, I keep my cell on local and my dash on central. When trip planning i have an extra hour if delivering on east and an hour less if delivering on mountain. Just add an hour or subtract as needed. it gets easier as you get further in your career.
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  8. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Heavy Load Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    When I drive at night alot I forget what day it is so I flip my phone open and it has the current date on it.
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  9. Balakov100

    Balakov100 Road Train Member

    May 10, 2012
    Temple, TX
    Most states are pretty easy.

    Few of them are pretty screwy.
  10. Skunk_Truck_2590

    Skunk_Truck_2590 Road Train Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Stonewall, LA.
    I keep my dash and CD deck clock set to CST and let my phone roam with the time zones. Then I can grab it on the way to bed and set my alarm accordingly to the customers pickup or delivery by either adding or subtracting depending on the time zone I'm in. That's always worked for me for log book and customer purposes.
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  11. bubba mark

    bubba mark Medium Load Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    I live on the east coast and all of my pick ups and deliveries are set on eastern time no matter what part of the country I'm in.
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