Logging Sleeper/off duty, can I get a violation?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by CREnglheimen, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. CREnglheimen

    CREnglheimen Bobtail Member

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    Was told u can get a violation for logging sleeper time as off duty. That’s just pathetic honestly. I had a dot officer try to give me a violation once for leaving it on sleeper when I did hometime once. Which is someone understandable but is still petty as ####. I couldn’t stand that ####er. People like that make the world suck. If you are a dot officer and you give people violations for #### like that you’re just a loser.
     
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  3. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    Yeah I think I got a pnet message a few weeks ago that someone got a violation for that and to log it properly.
     
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  4. CREnglheimen

    CREnglheimen Bobtail Member

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    it’s honestly stupid. I can’t stand our government and their idiotic departments
     
  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    This is why there should not be separate lines for Sleeper Berth and Off Duty.

    If you're not on duty then you're not on duty, plain and simple. It doesn't matter whether you're sleeping in the sleeper or at home in your own bed.
     
  6. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    It's a pretty simple rule. Inside the truck = sleeper. Outside of the truck = off duty. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. LoSt_AgAiN

    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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    Technically if you’re behind the imaginary line where the curtains hang, log sleeper. If you’re in passenger seat in a parked truck, or outside of truck, it’s off duty. And all time even sitting in driver seat is legally supposed to either be logged as on duty or driving. And yes I agree it’s a load of manure lol
     
  8. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    I had DOT almost put me out of service for do the same thing many years ago. They don't like that stuff anymore
     
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  9. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Heavy Load Member

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    To be off duty means you aren't responsible for the truck/load/dispatch etc etc. One could be logged, "off duty" while taking their 30 but they aren't literally off duty. It's very debatable.
     
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    ProfessionalNoticer Heavy Load Member

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    There's been a guidance statement from the FMCSA that one could take their 30 from the driver's seat. The HOS are a joke.
     
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  11. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    someone correct me if I’m wrong, but that is for daycabs.
     
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