Truck Driven by Temporary Driver While in (Sleeper Berth) Reset...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jax Graddy, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Jax Graddy

    Jax Graddy Bobtail Member

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    Guys,

    This is a difficult question to ask clearly. It's sort of a what if. Not a likely what if.

    Let's say your home terminal was in Dallas. And you were originally scheduled to drop a line haul (for example) dry van back at your home terminal just before you had to do a reset. But let's say you got caught up in some b.s. crash traffic and ran out of drive / service hours 3 hours short of your Dallas home terminal and you were forced to shut down and reset at a truck stop 3 hours away. And your wife or gf couldn't come get you.

    OK, that would suck. And maybe that doesn't happen too often, but I'd say it has happened. Based on that sucky situation, here comes the WHAT IF.

    What if at that truck stop you happen to run across one of your company co-drivers and he was there waiting on truck service (that was going to be a long while) or otherwise had a broke down truck, but he had plenty of HOS left. Could you log into Sleeper Berth hours and start your reset, and if he were kind enough, would he then be allowed to drive your truck the rest of the way to your Dallas terminal (assuming you trusted him to do so while you slept or just rested in the sleeper)? Forget about his logistics back to his truck … but let's play nice and just say someone from the Dallas terminal was headed back the way he came and could drop him. And forget about how the pay might work out, that's beside the point.

    Once back at the terminal your car was there and you could drive on home, drink a 6-pack, beat the wife, kick the dog and get some rest.

    I ask this not because it is my situation, I ask it in order to better understand possibilities for sleeper berth / reset time. Thanks.


    Jax
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    What if - just saying, that - theoretically, not that this is at all true - but if what I’m proposing were to happen -

    I’m really confused, and not that smart, so instead of answering, I’m going to throw some food on the smoker and grab another beer.
     
  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Long as he is running on his hours, yes it’s legal and is on company insurance as a driver, and company says it’s ok.
     
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  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    1st off, if you've got an eld, whoever is driving the truck (I'll assume its a multi-truck co) will have to log into his logbook on the device in your truck to use his hours, you will then be logged out under whatever line you chose beforehand.

    If you think you're going to game the eld, put it on line 2 and roll the 3hrs to your terminal, you'd be wrong because the eld knows when the truck is moving and it kick you onto line 3.
     
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  6. Hazmat Cat

    Hazmat Cat Medium Load Member

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    I’m not gonna respond with a real answer since you said kick the dog.
     
  7. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Why aren't you out here slaving behind the steering wheel like the rest of us on a Tues?
     
  8. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I’m trying to Make America Late Again.
     
  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    he kicks his dog..??

    #doglivesmatter

    sounds to me like we got an animal abuser here?

    plus, he says he beats his wife.
     
  10. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    What?! He beats his grandmother?! Why that no good SOB.
     
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  11. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    That's the long and short of it.

    Out of hours scenario was a regular occurrence when I was local. Every week there would be at least 3 or 4 drivers that ran out of hours and couldn't make it back to the yard. A manager would drive the company pickup to get them. Manager would drive back to base logged into the elog and the out of hours driver would drive the pickup.

    Other times there were more out of hours drivers than managers so two drivers would head out in a company tractor to rescue the driver.

    They were rarely more than a couple hours away though.
     
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