Isn't this just the cats meow.....

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by crocky, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    This has to be the most annoying thing about HOS..

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    3:30 from home but have to do a 30 min break because I only have 3hrs of drive time left before the break.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    This happens to us all the time. Sometimes need to do a full 10 only 60 to 90 minutes out.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    E log is the #1 ruin of trucking.
     
  5. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Even better after this, they pulled me into the GA weigh station and wanted to do an inspection on my elogs.. I talked my way out because I showed him, look man I have barely enough time to get home. If I have to do 40 min inspection I'll end up having to violate my HOS.

    He actually agreed and let me go lol.. I was amazed I ended up parking at home with 4 mins on my 14hr..

    I loaded 2 trucks Wed in Ocoee fl, FL dropped the 1st same day in Florence, SC then stopped 50 miles from Raleigh, NC. Dropped the 2nd one in the morning in Raleigh then ran to Sims, NC to pick up a bucket truck and was back home last night.. 630 miles Wed, 666 miles Thurs.. lol and they want to waste my time with inspections...
     
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  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Which GA scale was that?
     
  7. striker

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    Due to a moron customer, we had one of our city drivers run out of hours 40 minutes from the office, in a daycab. Sometimes, you have to say screw it and take your chances.
     
  8. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    The last one headed south before FL. The DOT guy told me they were having an inspection party on elogs all day. They were doing an elog check blitz he said. Said they arrested 3 drivers for drugs while doing it. 2 were actually on drugs and 1 they found drugs in his truck...
     
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  9. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Yeah I'm essentially a day cab right now because don't have a sleeper on my truck and no way I'm getting a hotel if I'm 50 miles from home..
     
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  10. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    Well, at least you have the drive time to make it after a 30 minute break. I hate it when my 14 only has 29 or slightly less more minutes than my break clock and no way to use a sleeper split to use that 29 minutes.
     
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  11. slow.rider

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    They're mostly looking for chronic violators or driving past your 70. A few minutes here and there isn't a big deal.
     
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