questions about logging

by trevor
(QUEENS,NY)

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW TWO THING'S ON LOG'S...

1- DO YOU HAVE TO LOG WHEN YOU ARE BOB TAILING???

2- DO YOU HAVE TO LOG WHEN YOU ARE NOT UNDER A LOAD?? LET'S SAY YOU WANT TO GO 60 MILES AND YOUR OUT OF HOURS FOR THE DAY AND THE THE NEXT TRUCK STOP IS 60 MILES AWAY AND YOUR NOT UNDER A LOAD OR GIVEN A PRE-PLAN DO YOU HAVE TO LOG IT AS DRIVE TIME????

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Apr 11, 2010
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It pays to know your surroundings
by: NickV

It is a good idea to look at your map, route, and truck stop book. Most carriers don't want you going more than 25 miles from your drop. Plan accordingly.

Also there are ways around it all. Its probably something I shouldn't say but everyone does it. Pay attention to scale houses on your way to your drop. Are there any on the way back to the truck stop? Think you see what I'm saying. Just don't be stupid about it. Weigh stations don't play. They will make you sit and fine you on top of it. Don't go rollin through one thinkin just cause your bob tailing or empty that they won't pull you over for a surprise inspection. They have the right to 24/7 365 to do whatever they want.

Sometimes you have to fudge the books every once in awhile just do it in emergency cases and DON'T make it a habit. Just cause you got away with it today don't mean it will happen tomorrow. Also make sure if you pass a weigh station that says closed, that don't mean they can't open the second after you pass the sign. These places fill up and they close them to get trucks out and they switch the sign back to open as soon as they have room. Just be smart about it

Apr 06, 2010
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logging
by: Anonymous

log everything, as long as fuel receipts dont show you are making false statements, put the overrun miles on the next sheet or stretch the clock with shorter times at deliveries, ect. make the time work out as close as possible to your advantage

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