LOG BOOK - 8 DAY/70 HOURS
I have been reading my Barron's CDL book to prepare for taking my CDL - But I have a question - can't find an answer: After the 8 day/70 hours rule how much time do you have to have off? It doesn't say - I also went into the FDOT site - it states that you can't drive past 70 hours/within 8 days - but doesn't state how much rest before you can drive again...? Thanks for your help!
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will show you the answer.
first, get yourself a log book.
pretend you're a driver and you're on a trip.
each day you drive ten hours.
On the eighth day you get inspected and you're grounded. why?
You don't drive on the 8th day.
So when can you drive again?
assume we started on the 1st of the month.
Begin with the 2nd.
Add up your hours from the 2nd to the 9th.
Are you still over 70? If yes, don't drive.
If under 70, you can drive the number of hours shown that are left.
If that number is 5 hours, then you can only drive 5 hours.
Technically, that's "working" hours.
"Working" hours are those hours shown on line 3 + line 4.
Just do a fictitous trip to see how it all works out.
subtract your first days hours from your 7 day total when you get to the 8th day and how ever many hours your are below 70 is the number you are allowed to work that day.
Day 1 10 hours
Day 2 8 hours
Day 3 7 hours
Day 4 8 hours
Day 5 8 hours
Day 6 8 hours
Day 7 10 hours
Day 8 1 hour
You have worked 70 in 8 days here so until midnight home terminal time you can do nothing and at that time you can legally work the number of hours from day number 1 which is 10 The nest day if you worked 10 hrs on the 9th day you can work 8 hours/ Providing your 8 day total never exceeds 70 you are legal providing you have your time off when required
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I was just reading - doing all the technical stuff and had not filled out a dummy log sheet. thank you so much for showing me. I appreciate it.
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