HOS Suggestion for Someone?

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  1. dedrouteCO

    dedrouteCO Medium Load Member

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    Let drivers borrow an hour from their 70 to use however they see fit. No traffic emergencies or extreme weather required. When you go over 11 the time-bank gets activated and taken from your 70. I'm sure I'm overlooking details like rolling recaps and stuff but this would solve my main source of stress in driving. Somebody make this happen please. Thank you.
     
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  3. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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  5. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Explain in detail a situation that matches your "main source of stress in driving"... Then some of us may be able to give you some tips and pointers to avoid such situations.

    I rarely stress over my HOS... And I run 3500 to 4200 miles every week on ELD. It all comes down to time management and knowing where/when to find parking. Many will say trip planning, but I myself trip plan on the fly... And its always changing.
     
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  6. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I think you are under the illusion that the government is run by rational people and that rational people would use this perk rationally. Unfortunately none of that is true.
     
  7. dedrouteCO

    dedrouteCO Medium Load Member

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    You've never tried to make a trip in one day and come up 20 miles short, ruining your reset opportunity or any other pesky thing that having and extra 60 minutes would solve? Get on board with this, guy. Drivers will build statues of me for this some day.
     
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  8. Redtwin

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    Your sense of humor alone is worthy of a statue in your honor. You got my vote. :D
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Here's the person that can make changes to the HOS, with a stroke of the pen.
    Elaine Chao
    United States Secretary of Transportation
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  10. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Ol' Mitch did alright for himself there.
     
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    Yeah, he sure did. She was worth $22 million when they married.
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    Here's a photo of her with Joe 'Hair Sniffer' Biden.
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