How to log

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Grandiego, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Just tell them Im a local driver, and Im exempt from logging. They already know.
     
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  3. Adios amigo

    Adios amigo Bobtail Member

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    Ask the safety manager at your company.If he doen't know then log your day anyway. If in doubt, log it. Do not take chances with your CDL! It's not worth being lazy. It is easier to ask a DOT officer about it when you put a completed log book in his/her hands. Good luck in your new job.
     
  4. dieselbear

    dieselbear Road Train Member

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    What section are you quoting?
     
  5. jtrnr1951

    jtrnr1951 Road Train Member

    Yes you need to log................
     
  6. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    You need to read that section 395 a little slower. I cant find the regulation you pasted that from (do you have the rule number for it?) but Trust me, owner operators have logbooks too. That's not a total exemption from all logging rules. Nobody is ever exempt. Some of the vehicles you will drive won't require a logbook, but if you drive a vehicle that requires one, you'll still have to have logs for the last 8 days if you did any work at all. Including flippin burgers at mcdonalds. However that can be logged as line 4 and theres a special form that you can fill out for it instead of actually drawing the lines, kind of like the 100 mile radius exemption log.

    I'd just log everything, honestly.
     
  7. Kimono_skunk

    Kimono_skunk Bobtail Member

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    Ok I think I got it from page 3 when someone was asking about pre and post trip... and Logrus replied here...

     
  8. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I didn't read all the pages, but, a good tip is to vary your entries. Ocassionally log 30 minutes to pre-trip, or 1 hour to un-load. The DOT boys aren't idiots, they know that not every entry is identical. DDDDUUUUUUHHHHH!
     
  9. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

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    I logged 4 hours to unload once. But it actually took me 5 hours.
     
  10. driverkc

    driverkc Light Load Member

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    What you should try to do is if it's only 7 minutes past the quarter, then log back to the previous quarter. Then when you go back on the drive line, wait till 8 minutes past the quarter, and log in on drive line at the next quarter hour. You just saved yourself 1/2 hour of drive line. Do that a couple times of day when your running behind and you'll be able to get 60+ miles further down the road. Watch your average speed though, you company drivers.
     
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