For Those Who Want A Significant Change In Hos Asap

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  1. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go So we got that going for us, Wich is nice

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    Now is that time to voice your gripe ....


    The U.S. Department of Transportation intends to propose a rule that would change federal hours of service regulations for truck drivers. Nearly seven months to the day after DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began soliciting feedback for a potential overhaul to hours regs, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao took to a stage before a packed crowd at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville to make the announcement.



    At last year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, you told the Department what you wanted. You wanted flexibility in hours of service regulations. And we listened,” said Chao on Friday.

    She said industry feedback on the ANPRM was instrumental to the DOT’s decision to proceed to the proposed rule stage. “We asked for your participation and you participated.”

    Read more..

    https://www.overdriveonline.com/its-official-dot-intends-to-propose-hours-of-service-reforms/
     
  2. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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    10-2, 10-4. Gripe #1:

    "Serious consideration" means what it means from those that have ZERO PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE in Truck Driving.
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    There's this NEW ADDITION (Rider) for ALL DRIVERS, to be implemented in 2020 (should have been implemented in 2000):
    https://www.overdriveonline.com/fmc...ister-for-cdl-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse/
    Such "recording" shall certainly inhibit hiring practices, or so it claims. There will still be "drivers" that slip through the cracks since it IS of a federal design.
     
  3. 20_yrs_2_go

    20_yrs_2_go So we got that going for us, Wich is nice

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    I'm almost sure the already in play [ psp ] covers all failed drug tests along with violations. The link you posted is like a follow up to make sure they don't fall off the wagon and get lost
     
  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Chauffeur for AOC

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  5. Cerberus_Kelpie

    Cerberus_Kelpie Well-Known Member

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  6. BoredBob

    BoredBob New Member

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    The problem is they need to differentiate between micromanaged delivery drivers who need lunch break and whatnot, and delivery date but otherwise free truck drivers.

    The only rule the second group needs is a mandated 8 hour sleep period that doesn’t get pushed around too much, (starts no more than 4 hours earlier later than previous day) a 16 hour window in which work can be done, and 2.5 off duty hours in day whenever driver wants, plus automatic exemptions to 16 hour rule for delay at shippers/full truck stops. Get rid of the 30min break get rid of the 11 hour clock.

    Note that if you take your 8 with your 2 hours off, it’s the same as a 10, you just need .5 hour break, so it’s same as now.

    But unlike now, instead of sleeping on a shoulder bc you ran out of hours and sitting for 2 hours in the morning, you can grab 8 hours sleep, and head to truckstop in morning for shower, toilet and breakfast. Instead of sitting twiddling thumbs for 8 hour break, bc you bought sandwich at fuel stop, you can add that 15 off duty and recover the other 15 at you rest break that night.
     
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