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Old 07-26-2007, 01:16 AM
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Default Can someone please clarify this for me... old 70/8 hos rule

My husband basically started when the new HOS rules came into effect. I was wondering about what happens when the 34 hour reset is eliminated.

I know it would revert back to the 60/7 or 70/8 rule. When someone drives 70 hours do you have to wait until midnight on the 8th day to gain time back to be able to start driving again?

When you gain the time back, do you have the full 70 back, or do you have to start recycling time with no way to really reset?
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:37 AM
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I know it would revert back to the 60/7 or 70/8 rule. When someone drives 70 hours do you have to wait until midnight on the 8th day to gain time back to be able to start driving again?
Yes, and then you only gain back the hours you had from 8 days ago.

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When you gain the time back, do you have the full 70 back, or do you have to start recycling time with no way to really reset?
With the old rules, what you did 8 days ago dictates what you can do today. Here's an example:

Day 1. 3 hours
Day 2. 10 hours
Day 3. 10 hours
Day 4. 10 hours
Day 5. 7 hours
Day 6. 10 hours
Day 7. 10 hours
Today. 10 hours

Now, you have used up all 70 of your hours. Tomorrow, you have 3 hours available to you, because that's what you used 8 days ago. Assuming you use them all up, then the day after that, you'll have 10 hours available.
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:24 PM
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Thanks Rev. I sure hope you guys don't loose the 34 hour restart then.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:14 PM
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The only good thing about the new hos is the 34 hour restart. I hope we keep it as well. If not, you will see truck stops selling a lot of extra log books. :wink:
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:28 PM
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downside to that is i see many more dot inspections to catch the ppl running 2 logs. of course if you run looseleaf (not saying I've ever done that) :wink:
but I see looseleaf being the wave of the future.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:50 PM
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Default Old 70/8 HOS

As a rule of thumb, under the old HOS rules, if you log no more than 8.75 hours/day (lines 3 and 4), a driver will not run out of hours. Very necessary to know how to do recap. BOL
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Old 08-08-2007, 04:54 AM
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I started 13 years ago and I prefer not to have a forced 34 hr restart. It is not nice to have to sit for 34 hours in the middle of nowhere because a dispatcher doesn't trust that your addition is correct. The recap is absolutely necessary under the old laws. At midnight you get the hours back that you ran 8 days ago.
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:52 PM
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I started 13 years ago and I prefer not to have a forced 34 hr restart. It is not nice to have to sit for 34 hours in the middle of nowhere because a dispatcher doesn't trust that your addition is correct. The recap is absolutely necessary under the old laws. At midnight you get the hours back that you ran 8 days ago.
Just to be clear here, you realize this is a policy YOUR company has. The FMCSA does NOT "require" or "force" a 34 hour reset.
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:12 AM
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hey golf. get in any rounds on the road
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:16 AM
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Just to be clear here, you realize this is a policy YOUR company has. The FMCSA does NOT "require" or "force" a 34 hour reset.
No, the 34 hr restart is not a company policy.
It is a provision (and part of the rules) of the HOS.
Scroll down a bit, and you will find all the rules about the 34 hr restart.

See this link for the scoop.
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regul...#_Toc111021256
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