HOS....

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  1. nightowl

    nightowl Active Member

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  2. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Isn't it funny how that works? Those HOS regs don't apply to snow plow operators either. I can't imagine that plowing snow for 24 hrs straight could turn your brains to scrambled eggs.
     
  3. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Wings Over the World!

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    The old hands might revert to the original h.o.s.

    Hopefully there will not be any accidents, crashes or wrecks because of such extended driving allowance.
    We'll know soon.
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    After Irma hits florida and other states, regs will be lifted for other transport needs.
     
  4. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go Well-Known Member

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    This sometimes happens when state of emergency occurs in one or more states and since Houston and Florida are known disasters it doesn't surprise me to see fuel tankers on a double log book
     
  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I've mentioned this before, in 1962 what was known as the Cuban Crisis, we hauled military freight and amo into Fla.
    We ran no logs,no speed limit, not required an 8 hr break, stopped at no scales or check points.
    I think this lasted about 2 weeks, RTL, Carolina Freight and Akers Motor Lines ran this way, I don't know about other carriers.
     
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  6. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Back before Mississippi allowed doubles the governor said they would let anything in if it was hauling supplies after the state was hit with a hurricane. I remember some freight lines took advantage of the situation & sent in all doubles. As I remember that state was a hold out on doubles which caused freight to be routed around state lines. Not long after this the law was changed to allow doubles.
    When you need help you are not so choosy.
     
  7. Lazer

    Lazer lied to again

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    There is a bit of confusion where I work, does the suspension apply to those drivers that are hauling into the affected area's, or everybody in the states listed that may just be local drivers doing local deliveries?
     
  8. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest it applies to FEMA carriers who have contracts with them
    This doesn't include broker loads
     

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