The newly updated HOS are somewhat complex to grasp from a programmer's point of view.
They have to deal with a lot more of scenarios, not only involving split break combinations but also if a user has a sleeper or not.
For them to update their existing software reflecting all the changes and make it bug free so soon, might not be that simple.
Keep Truckin made it possible to resume work after 7 hours sleeper the same way it was possible to do it after 8 hours split before.
I did not have the opportunity to see what I does after the first 7 hours break is succeeded by 3 hours break yet. One thing for sure, no 14 hour clock extension after 2+ break, if taken first.
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The more convoluted HOS the more bug prone ELDs get.
Needless to say, paperlogs would handle even more complex tasks than that.
What an idiot back in early 2000s decided that HOS back then, so simple, innocent and clear as a spring water, had become obsolete?
I think those of us that have done this for so long just have something deep in our brain that never turns off about driving.
I have the same dream about trucking.
I take a curve too fast... tire drops off the shoulder and the load shifts and the longest, drawn out rollover on earth commences.
I don't drive that way... have never been close to rolling one.
Still... repeatedly it visits me and it's REAL.
I've done some extensive VB projects, SQL server projects in my youth, so I can imagine.
But yes. Definitely understanding what is meant by FMCSA here is the biggest challenge.
Okay I was reading about this new rule last night.
According to what I read it works like this:
Say you start work at 6 a.m. you drive until 12 pm and then you take an 8-hour break. That 8-hour break pauses your clock.
So since you used 6 hours before your break, you have eight hours remaining because the 14 hr clock was paused.
So it is 8 p.m. after your 8 hour break. You have hours until 4 a.m.
If you take your two hours at 4 a.m. your 14-hour clock restarts.
But here is the important part.
Your 14-hour clock starts at the end of the first break that you took (8pm). NOT at the end of the second break.
So your 14-hour clock would restart from 8 p.m. meaning you have hours now until 10 am.
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