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  1. truckingirl92

    truckingirl92 Bobtail Member

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    Is it a law that you have to LOG a pretrip inspection?? Since I've started driving for Werner, I have never logged on duty time, and I explained to the logs department why I would not. But I wasn't sure if I was stopped by DOT that I would get written up for not logging a PTI.
     
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  3. bigdogpile

    bigdogpile Road Train Member

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    yes you have to log it,, how are you going to explain to the officer that you did do your PTI? you cant just say you did it but didnt log it..Dont worry though there will be many many more things that you will do for free that must be logged,but I guess you dont want to use up all your hours and not get paid...
     
  4. truckingirl92

    truckingirl92 Bobtail Member

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    well that's what I told werner, I don't log on duty because that's counts against my 70hr clock, which I have to reset about every 8 days because im out of hours. but they never say anything about me not logging a pre trip.. I know they send me a message if I don't send the macro 46 at the end of the day, but they haven't sent one for me not logging the pretrip.
     
  5. DriveItUSA

    DriveItUSA Light Load Member

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    it is DOT policy to log it, but DOT does NOT require a macro for it. DOT DOES require the Post Trip macro (macro 46) at the end of each day.

    Werner company policy requires you to flag your pre-trip when you have a change of duty status at the beginning of each day of driving, or after midnight whichever comes first.

    so when you start for the day, get up do your macro 51 ( DRV ________ is Current DRV _______.____ MI), then change to on duty - pre-trip inspection, do your pre-trip, then when you start driving it will change to on duty driving once you start rolling.

    at the end of the day, go to messaging, do your macro 46, enter trailer #, list any defects if none put N, then send, confirm you want to send, and change your duty status to sleeper berth.

    thats it. 2 simple operations that take about 40 seconds each.

    your pre-trip should take 10-15 mins if you are thorough. 5 mins if you just do the safety stuff that a DOT inspector would look for (brake pads, abs, lights, turn signals, 4-ways, air lines, tire tread and sidewalls, lugnuts, horn, mirrors, reflectors, license plate, license plate light, triangles and flares and fire extinguisher) and chains (in certain areas).
     
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  6. zinita17601

    zinita17601 Road Train Member

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    try to plan fueling at the end of your day,log half an hour on duty for fueling and post trip.hit two birds with one stone.another trick to extend your seventy every time you loading or unloading put yourself on sleeper after 30 mn of being on duty,it wont extend your 14.sometime i can go for weeks without having to take a 34 restart.
     
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  7. Ellipsoid

    Ellipsoid Bobtail Member

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    Log half an hour? 30 mins for fueling and post trip? You can log those together as only 15 mins...
     
  8. truckingirl92

    truckingirl92 Bobtail Member

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    my problem is, at the end up the day, im lucky to have 10 minutes left, I literally drive until I have no time left what so ever.
     
  9. Ellipsoid

    Ellipsoid Bobtail Member

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    You can drive until you've used all 11 of your driving, and your 14, and your 70. And THEN do your 15 mins for fuel/VI. It doesn't matter.
     
  10. freightlinerman

    freightlinerman Road Train Member

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    Do you stop on the shoulder of the interstate and park for the night?
     
  11. truckingirl92

    truckingirl92 Bobtail Member

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