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What is a Logbook?

Nov 22, 2022 8:41:52 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Electronic logging device, ELDs, Logbook, Hours of Service, HOS, Personal Conveyance

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Truck drivers have been using records of duty status (RODS) for over eighty years now. In the past, drivers would fill out a physical logbook for their RODS. But nowadays this is done with an electronic logbook since it can keep better track of your data and hours-of-service (HOS) rules. 

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What is Personal Conveyance and How Far Can You Drive On It?

Oct 17, 2022 2:35:26 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Safety, Well Being, FMCSA, Hours of Service, HOS, Personal Conveyance

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Personal conveyance can be helpful when used correctly, from finding a safe haven or getting a bite to eat. It is important to your hours of service records that you properly log your time. However, your carrier may wonder what the limits are and if you have a say in it when it comes to your policies. Being able to use personal conveyance is an ELD requirement that you should know about.

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How to Calculate Your Trucking Cycle Recap Hours

Sep 23, 2021 11:27:54 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in Hours of Service

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Ralph wants to get home to his family as soon as possible, but he has hundreds of miles to go and needs to figure out how to avoid a 34-hour reset so he's not stuck in his truck unable to move. 

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What is Hours of Service (HOS)?

Sep 2, 2021 10:29:08 AM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in ELDs, FMCSA, Hours of Service

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Many drivers are unsure about ins and outs of the hours of service rules. There are HOS rules for passenger carrying vehicles, property carrying vehicles, local drivers and all of the rules are a little different from each other.

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