How much can I work?

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  1. JimiD303

    JimiD303 Bobtail Member

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    I am a telecom tech, mostly climbing towers. I have read about maximum hours per week being 70 to 80 depending on rest. I frequently work 90 plus hours per week without even touching the truck as I just use it to transport a man lift or tractor and it sits there until job is done, or it just gets driven back to shop. Am i still bound to those hours even if Im not using the truck at all? If so, is there a way around it, i.e. two job titles at the same place of employment?
     
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  3. Connie_D

    Connie_D Bobtail Member

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    If your close to home like I think it’s 100 mile radius then your not bound to truckers hours
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    (Ignore poster above, he's wrong. He's likely talking the time card exemption, which has a 12 hour limit of being on-duty/driving per day and the 70 still applies.)

    It depends on the weight rating of the truck. Most likely with it having a man lift on it, it's over the 10,000 threshold that requires logging. I'm going off the assumption that's true.

    Now,. you have to follow all logging rules when driving the truck. That means you cannot drive after the 14th hour after a 10 hour break. Nor can you drive after being on-duty for 70 hours in an 8 day period.
    Now note the word driving. You can work literately 24/7 and not be in violation. You cannot, however, drive on public roads without the required breaks.

    Now even that assumes you are working under federal regs. I.e. your state doesn't have special Hours Of Service (HOS) and follows federal HOS. Also assuming there is no exemption for utilities.
     
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    JimiD303 Bobtail Member

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    JimiD303 Bobtail Member

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    Most definitely over 10k, I weigh in at 79,865 with tanks full and an empty stomach, ha. No state or utility exceptions. That definitely answers my question though, I thought it pretty silly to regulate work outside of driving just becsuse of CDL. Just wanted to make sure I could still work the hours I needed otherwise I'd be giving up the CDL, thanks much.
     
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  7. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

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    The logic behind it is that even though you'te not driving. It still tires you out working.
     
  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The 100 air-mile rule doesn't exempt you from Hoursbof Service (HOS) it just exempts you from keeping an up to date logbook if you meet all of the other requirements.
     
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