14 hour rule change

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Dave_in_AZ, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Medium Load Member

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    14 hour days are enough! This will just mean longer days with less useful rest. I absolutely guarantee that the mega I work for would love the ability to give us these longer days on a regular basis. It will allow them to do even more lazy planning than they currently are now.

    The FMCSA is taking driver comments. I’ll be doing so for sure.
     
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  3. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    What do people think about s company telling driver to extend his day when loading or unloading or you get fired. That's how it was on paper logs. They were not stupid they would not say that.

    They would say if you can't get the load delivered on time that will count as service failure or late load. You get 3 late load and we have to let you go, because we have 97% or 98% on time delivery. That's how it was on paper logs. All the trucking companies did the same thing, plus try getting another job when you got fired for late loads.
     
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  4. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Medium Load Member

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    I drove buses for 20 years, and bus HOS are slightly different, the biggest difference being we had a 15 hour clock that we could pause by going off duty. I worked some very long days!
     
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    nredfor88 Medium Load Member

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  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Those are the same HOS we had in trucking per 2004. Funny how they said we worked too many hours to be safe so they had to change the HOS. But the drivers hauling a load of people in a bus are ok with those same long hours.
     
  7. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Yea not perfect by a long shot but it's a step in the right direction. The other changes really don't effect me but im happy with new short haul regs
     
  8. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    As far as I’m concerned, compensation should be directly related to hos. Or vice versa.
     
  9. Jerry Rigs

    Jerry Rigs Light Load Member

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    This is what I want to see, a 5 and 5 split. I team, and this would keep us so much fresher. Rather than driving a long 10 or 11 hr shift. We should be able to swap every 3 or 4 hrs as needed, always keeping the tired driver in the bunk IMO.
     
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  10. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    If I'm correct just taking 3 hour off or in sleeper won't extend the 14 hour day. Not untill your have 7 hours in sleeper. So to get the benefits you would have get 7 hours in sleeper first to extend the 14 hour clock. Then you could drive more and finish the 10 hour break with 3 more hour off duty or sleeper.

    If you sitting 3 hours at shipper and in sleeper you won't extend the 14 hours clock. Just like 8/2 split does not really benefit driver much today. If someone spends 7 hours at shipper and you are in sleeper 7 hours then the 7/3 would help some. I hope I don't have use it, I like keeping the same working hours most days. I can't see logging 7 hours sleeper for most drivers today. They basically make you leave once loaded or empty.
     
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