Should I be on duty or off duty

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  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The Pilots on 78 are even worse.
     
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  3. Mike Hardin

    Mike Hardin Bobtail Member

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    You aren't "relieved from all duties" when you do your 30. I've never followed that rule. Log your time putting out your cones as on duty. When roadside gets there log any time interacting with them as on duty. Waiting for them to show up? Climb in the sleeper and get a nap or get out of the truck and walk for exercise. Log line 1 or 2 as appropriate.
     
  4. Mike Hardin

    Mike Hardin Bobtail Member

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    Your 14 hour clock runs whether you are on duty or off anyway, unless you log 8 consecutive in the SB.
     
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  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If you are ever inside that Flying J Property in West Memphis... When leaving you are going to cross some defensive destructive gate.

    DO NOT whatever you do stop on top of that #### thing or BACK UP on or across it. You will have your tires shredded. (And be fired for a preventable. A very expensive preventable)
     
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  6. truckdriver31

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    the pilot is beside the loves. are you in the right area. 78 at the split
     
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  7. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I don't see how you LEGALLY log it as anything but On-Duty, Not Driving. Are you asking a question about regulations, what you can get away with, or how your first trainer would do it? Drivers seems to throw out those 3 possibilities with little regard to what question was being asked.
     
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  8. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    So I read through this thread and as a soon-to-be new driver I understand that "break down time" should be logged as on duty but I have a question. Suppose the breakdown comes when you're already 10 hours or so into your 14 hr clock and you have to wait 6 hrs for road side repair to show up? Wouldn't that put you significantly over 14 hrs? Also what happens once road side repair gets you up and running? I'm assuming your only choice is to get to a safe have asap but you're still driving way past your clock just to look for suitable parking. Is this a violation or how should it be handled???
     
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  9. Mike Hardin

    Mike Hardin Bobtail Member

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    If you break down and you are almost out of hours you request a tow. That happened to me. I had to shut down on the shoulder for a regen. By the time it was over I was going to be out of hours. I sent a message to roadside breakdown and they had me towed to a terminal.
     
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  10. cmarona463

    cmarona463 Light Load Member

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    Sounds like you're talking about the 55/40 split. There are two Pilots next to each other at the state line on 78 south of Memphis which I'm pretty sure is what Kemosabi was talking about.
     
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  11. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    whats the two on 78 where the blue beacon is
     
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