Written up for being in the shower while logged as sleeper berth.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by RuralTrucker, Jul 22, 2022.

  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    While I agree with you on this, I want to add one caveat though.
    Do it as the carrier wants, unless it's obviously illegal like running PC to get to the receiver.

    Some carries are better than others.....
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    nitpicking officer you had, Back on loose leaf days I had a scalemaster tell me to log off duty, he questioned my 2 hour off duty then down to sleeper, i told him anyone who stayed 10 hours in sleeper without getting up to go pee was lying.

    Log it like you do it i guess.
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  4. tiddlytanker

    tiddlytanker Light Load Member

    May 4, 2017
    Minot, ND
    Thats the second time I had that same violation. (logging off duty for the 10 hours instead of sleeper birth). Its just frustrating because I was doing it right the second time except for the one day I pressed the off duty button without noticing. Never made that mistake for the previous year except the one week they decide to give me a level one.

    Any old timers know when the sleeper birth line was added? I feel like it would have been added for the sole purpose of doing split sleeper breaks. They added it to help drivers have more flexibility but instead law enforcement is weaponizing it against us.

    There is no reason why off duty shouldn't be allowed in place of sleeper birth but thats not the case. Legally speaking you probably need to log your bathroom breaks. Thats Orwelian and wasn't the original intention of the sleeper birth line.
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  5. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

    May 7, 2019
    No. Short periods out of sleeper do not mean a driver falsified his log.
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Someone should call the Marshals in on this.

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  7. Boondock

    Boondock Road Train Member

    Jul 20, 2019
    We're tired of this crap!! We're not gonna take it anymore!!! 8PfKWm6AX1IdDRARyg.gif
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  8. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Airlie Beach QLd
    My take on all this is that somebody in your companies safety department seems to have it in for you, it really is splitting hairs ain't it? While technically they are right, that off duty time and sleeper cab time are different and maybe are supposed to be logged in differently however it is still off duty time. Bottom line was you were not driving and were resting.
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  9. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2017

    We can agree on this, but make sure the motor carrier is going to take responsibility for the consequences.

    If you use a jug you are legal--- leave the sleeper to P you are in violation.
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  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
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  11. smokey12

    smokey12 Road Train Member

    May 30, 2012
    I would quit that company ASAP. All the crap we have to put up with and they do this? Never heard much good about KLLM and who wants to go to Jackson Ms. all the time anyway, what a dump.
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