max legal miles

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  1. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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  3. ttyson

    ttyson Medium Load Member

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    Only two logbooks make you a super trucker.
     
  4. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Depends on your definition of legal..

    I turn in legal logs and run consistently over 4k miles....I don't work for a mega fleet or get babysat 24/7 either..
     
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  5. IKESALE

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    those guys claiming 3800-4200 miles if there really runnin that and lieing on logs, it just doesnt seem worth the risk of loosing your career.

    im on paper logs, but my truck is also gps'ed, and my location gets recorded in the computer at the terminal.
     
  6. KeithT1967

    KeithT1967 Road Train Member

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    Some people are obviously stretching the limits, I could name one for certain but I'll let that dog lie. ;)

    Your comment about 15 min load/unload makes me think you might be logged on-duty the entire time. That's not required unless you're actually performing work. Nor are you required to be logged on-duty while waiting in line for a pump.

    Then there's the nature of your runs. I'm at 2200+ and still have almost 30 hours on my clock. Easy running out of Ohio into Oregon. Bouncing around the NE I'd be lucky to have 15 left.
     
  7. ttyson

    ttyson Medium Load Member

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    ALL time spent waiting to load/unload shall be recorded as ON DUTY NOT DRIVING.
     
  8. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Maybe but who actually does that.You could burn up your 70 real quick that way.If I was sitting in the dock say 6 hrs,that time spent will be logged on line 1.
     
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  9. Lepton1

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    On e-logs I averaged about 2800 miles per week. Best week was about 3300 miles, and that was with a 62 mph truck. On long coast to coast runs it is possible to get higher than that, as you limit waiting time at shippers or receivers. Throw in an ungoverned truck running through 70-80 mph speed limits and I can easily see how folks could average much much higher on coast to coast runs. Throw away the e-logs and get a coloring book and it is dead easy.

    Of course that is all predicated on whether a driver has the mind set to pay attention to the verb in "Professional Driver".
     
  10. thomaskirk8

    thomaskirk8 Light Load Member

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    I have a friend (on e logs) who has done over 4000 miles a week. Certainly not every week but it can be done.
     
  11. KeithT1967

    KeithT1967 Road Train Member

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    Incorrect.

    FMCSR 395.2:

    On-duty time means all time from the time a driver begins to work or is required to be in readiness to work until the time the driver is relieved from work and all responsibility for performing work. On-duty time shall include:

    (1) All time at a plant, terminal, facility, or other property of a motor carrier or shipper, or on any public property, waiting to be dispatched, unless the driver has been relieved from duty by the motor carrier;

    There are several federal court rulings recognizing that the Carrier does NOT have to give a driver specific instructions to be relieved of duty. The most recognized one happens to be the ruling on the 30 min break which allows a driver to be off-duty while sitting in the drivers seat.
     
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