Starting with USX on Monday 8/8/11

Discussion in 'US Xpress' started by TruckerGsch, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. NoCoCraig

    NoCoCraig Road Train Member

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    A couple of things. First off no excuse on stopping to get you food. What a jerk.

    You are on elogs, you do not need a paper log book unless is goes down or you have a violation. The DOT can look at your elogs and you do NOT want a paper copy laying around if the elogs are working (they always are working) as it will not match exactly.

    At the end of the day I always adjust my on duty postings on elogs. Lots of time, you stop at a rest area for a bathroom break and you do not log off. At the end of the day you edit this to preserve your 70 hours. Normal for every driver I know. I will stop for fuel which takes 10 minutes but then pull up and go to the bathroom and get something to eat. I adjust the logs later.

    I always move over for a vehicle on the side of the road. this is just common sense regardless of whether it is a law or not. It is just safer driving.
     
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  3. federal221

    federal221 Heavy Load Member

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    the thing is I usually never stopped since when I ran team I never had time since I ran alot of JT or transit runs that had to get there right away.
    I only stopped for fuel. one of the co drivers had to stop every 3-4 hours that ticked
    me off and I got rid of him he was breaking my back since he wasnt running hard
    I was loosing money.I liked getting the load there as soon as possible then getting
    something to eat
     
  4. federal221

    federal221 Heavy Load Member

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    I just dont see why people wana team and wana stop every 4-5 hours I am sorry
    but most of the freight I touched had to go straight there to the con.
    thats the only way I made money. I like getting the load and delivering right away
    sitting on a load is stinks your loosing out on runs
     
  5. federal221

    federal221 Heavy Load Member

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    In my opinion you need to drive 7 hours straight but some times I understand with loads having a window and stopping when you have the time.
    Thats why I like team I like to keep on rolling I cant stand sitting for a 10 hour break
    I feel like its a waste of time I for the most part am ready after 6-7 hours of down time
     
  6. TruckerGsch

    TruckerGsch Medium Load Member

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    Do you also unload at the receiver when you are on off duty status?
     
  7. TruckerGsch

    TruckerGsch Medium Load Member

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    @ Federal we were not team.


    @ NoCoCraig Reply #35 was for you. Twice he drove after hrs because I was not allowed to drive. He is on duty all the time I drive.
     
  8. federal221

    federal221 Heavy Load Member

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    alright man I wasnt sure and I had the same experience when I first started driving
    I drove when I didnt have hours left and backed. we didnt have stop either.
    I guess I understood though but I do agree you must have been ticked.
     
  9. federal221

    federal221 Heavy Load Member

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    I have unloaded a couple of times when I did stores and some warehouses
    expecially grocery warehouses
     
  10. HD_Renegade

    HD_Renegade Road Train Member

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    TruckerGsch - Dont give up, get with another trainer and get back to getting that 150 hours in.
     
  11. phillyburb

    phillyburb Bobtail Member

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    truckergsch: I am a little confused In one of your first post you said you passed all the test including the duckwalk, but then you said you went home due to bad eyesight only to be hired. I was wondering what type of vision test did they
    make you do. The reason why I am asking is I got a prehire from them today via computer. I also have bad eyesight
    20/60 left eye 20/20 right eye
     
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