Training and eld

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Happ86, Jan 24, 2022.

  1. Happ86

    Happ86 Bobtail Member

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    If I am training a new driver am I required to be on duty while I sit in the passenger seat?
     
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Legally, yes.
     
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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    BTW, where you are sitting doesn't change the answer.
     
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  5. PATruckie

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    Would that depend on whether the new driver had a CDL or a CLP ?
     
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  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    If you are training or supervising the person behind the wheel those are on-duty activities. Most confusion comes when first deciding what status (Driving, On-Duty, Sleeper, Off-Duty) benefits the driver's Hours of Service (HOS) and then trying to creatively interpret the HOS regulations.

    If the activity is work-related, or at the direction of the boss or benefit of the customer, it's probably always On-Duty, if it's not Driving. Few people ever take up the personal hobby of riding in a vehicle and teaching or supervising the person driving the vehicle. If training/supervising of a driver isn't On-Duty, what possible duty status could it be?
     
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  7. Ridgeline

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    New driver with a cdl?

    no.

    new driver with a permit?

    yes!

    which one are you “training”?
     
  8. ZVar

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    Wrong. In both cases it's a yes. It's work at the direction of the motor carrier so on duty.
     
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    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Then there is the fact team drivers can only be off duty in the passenger seat for a maximum of 3 hours before OR after 7 hours in the sleeper berth.
     
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