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The recap in the front of your log book

Question:
There seems to be some confusion over the use of the recap on the inside front cover of your log book.
For those of you who seem to not be aware of it the recap is there strictly for the benefit of the driver. You can not be penalized in any way shape or form for how you use or do not use the recap.
The DOT does not require the recap to be filled out.
All filling out the recap on a daily basis does is to make it easier for you, the driver, to keep track of hours worked and hours available for any given day, week, etc.
As far as how to record a 34 hour reset in your recap. That is entirely up to you. It is whatever works for you so you know exactly how many hours you have available to work on any given day.
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The DOT does not require the recap to be filled out.
but they require the first line to be filled.
if youre going into canada woul be a good idea to do it since were on the older rules,
until sometime in june or september..
you could be ok for the 70 in the us and be over into canada because of the 34 reset
are you not entertained
jim caviezel=ive counted every block in my cell,many time's
richard harris=yes but have you named them yet

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True the recap in not required, but companies may make it policy that the driver fill out the recap as company policy.
I implimented this after the first of the year.
Some of my drivers don't like it, but it is company policy and they will follow it.
Last edited by fatboybluz on Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:01 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Personally I think any driver who doesnt use the recap, with the exception of drivers like myself who have very regular runs that KNOW they will never be out of hours, is being very foolish regardless of company policy.
As a final note on recaps here. Using the recaps, while not required by the US DOT, can earn you some "brownie points" while being inspected and might ward off a further, deeper inspection because it can say to the inspector that you are a driver who is taking that extra step to make sure you are in compliance with the HOS and therefore might be just as dillegent in other areas as well.
I will always be a mutter carer at heart.

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Our company requires all drivers to do the recap just in case they want to take a look at it.
Our logbooks also have the daily recap at the end of each page which I happen to like. Helps me out a lot.

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And here I thought we would have another spirited debate on the safety of retreaded tires.
car safe.
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I never use a recap. I use loose leaf and they dont come with it. I also don't find it to hard to figure out my hours worked.
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Why do you even need one with the 34 reset seems foolish.
Amann

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I do the daily recap. It must be true about the brownie points for it, because every time an officer has looked at my log book they thumb through looking at the recap and let me go.
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I had a recap come off the other day, but the casing was still holding 100 psi.
Thoirty4 hour restart makes this a moot point.
Ooohh, It hurts my head when I gotta think.

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There’s the right way, the wrong way, the governments way, the DOT enforcements types way, the safety experts way, the ATA’s way, the OOIDA’s way, the caring company safety directors way, or the 1 million arguing and bashing car-drivers on CB radio’s and posting boards way!
No matter what the way, we’re all a bunch of robotic twits!
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