Offset 34 with team?

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  1. Lunatic0000

    Lunatic0000 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve heard of guys off setting 34hour reset?

    Driver 1: 10hrs sleeper, 24 off duty... roll out
    Driver 2: 10hrs rolling, matched 24 off duty, 10 sleeper

    Legal?
     
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  2. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    One drivers logs do not affect the other driver in any way, so how could it be illegal if both drivers keep legal logs?
     
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  3. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    My brother and I teamed quite a bit. We called that a "rolling 34".

    We split the day into 12 hour shifts, midnight or noon was shift change. Sometimes I might wake up at midnight and we are sitting at a customer or a truck stop, waiting for an appointment. If I end up not working that shift, then the next shift I have my reset.

    We could stay out for weeks without having to park the truck for a 34, other than those times we arrived early for an appointment.
     
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  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I guess I am missing something. I don't see how a team can do this and avoid parking the truck.
     
  5. Cat sdp

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    Truck is parked but just for 24 hours......

    But both drivers end up with a 34 hour reset when it’s over.
     
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  6. starmac

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    Probably just a little bit easier or at least attainable a little more often on paper logs, no?
     
  7. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    No.

    Easily attainable on blogs.

    The trick is to manage a team on strict 12 hour shifts. None of this hero stuff where a team member wants to max their 11. That's counter productive. Just stay on a fixed 12 hour shift.

    I ran team OTR with my brother and with trainees that qualified to run team. We always split the clock to maintain sleep schedules.

    Any time the truck parks because of customer schedules or waiting for a dispatch, that creates the opportunity for a rolling 34.

    One other thing: you DON'T have to take a 34 IF you have plenty of hours coming back (from 8 days ago). I ran solo sometimes for a couple months without taking a reset. Every night at midnight I got hours coming bag. Elogs actually make this easier. All the calculations to the minute are done for you. No more cranking on the calculator.
     
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  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I understand how a guy can do it, but with my luck I would get parked 1 1/2 hour into my 12 hour shift. lol
    I never ran team except for a very few emergency loads, and when I was more or less training a family member or friend.
     
  9. TravR1

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    My partner and I do stuff a lot like that, or a variant of it. I didn't know it had a technical name.

    Like when we are at a terminal waiting for a load, the driver that didnt drive in Probably gets a 34, that guy rolls first.

    We dont keep set schedules because it wouldnt be fair for the day driver who does most of the driving and our pick ups are during business hours. Usually Mon-Wed we park over night so both can sleep, which sucks because I like driving overnight.
     
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