When it comes to new hours-of-service rules, it’s not minutes or hours that trucking companies and shippers should be counting, but a driver’s weekly turns.
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Clock Ticking for Trucking Hours-of-Service Changes
Look for road-checks to increase in certain areas right after this new HOS is implemented. Truck enforcement has also become a lucrative business for many municipalities that have found a new niche during the recession for raising fast capital to support their local governments. All in the name of safety, of course! Actually the latest drama from Washington doesn't help a drivers well being nor the public but makes it more difficult to rest when needed because of rigid mandatory time frames in which one is being forced to comply. We're not machines that can be turned off and back on again at a specific moment according to these wise handlers in Washington who haven't a clue of the life a driver leads out here on the highway. This will never be a nine to five job no matter how much the federal government tries to micro manage trucking. One shoe doesn't fit all but no one seems to understand that. We're individual humans not cattle!!!!
Thanks for your comment, trucker4hire! How do you see the changes to the 34-hour restart and new break requirement affecting your work, miles and hours? — Bill Cassidy
This is what happens when we elect idiots who select even bigger idiots to supervise government services.
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