HOS what would you change?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by tjgosurf, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. VULCAN1999

    VULCAN1999 World's #1 Grandpa

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    When I was in my 20's and early 30's I never sleep more then 5 hours a night and I felt great, in my 40's now and need at least 7 to 8 max, if I sleep more I feel worse. And I have sleep apnea and sleep with a CPAP.
     
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  3. Stormcroe

    Stormcroe Light Load Member

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    All I can add to this is a BIG AMEN!
     
  4. Randy R.

    Randy R. Bobtail Member

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    If this new logging law goes into effect I myself will b losing around $1000.00 amonth because of 1 hr. less driving aday and no re-set on my 70hrs. This is a free country and no one should tell someone how much money they can make. I've been driving truck for 26yrs. this should be unconstitutionsl. It is a buch of B.S.
     
  5. Randy R.

    Randy R. Bobtail Member

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    You say 1 hr. aweek will not matter? When I'm rolling down the road I average $23.00 an hr. x 7 days That's $161.00 aweek. And $644.00 amonth, not counting the possibility of being able to re-set my 70hrs every 5 days. I'll be losing about another $400.00-$600.00. I call that INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    Either we keep the ones we have. Or we go back to the old ones...completely.

    I like the 34 hr reset. But I like being able to nap, as easily as we could under the old ones.

    I want to see a "nap break"...that doesn't penalize you on your work day.

    Otherwise,,,let's just keep on keeping on.....Cheating for those of us who know how. Just like we've always done.
     
  7. 24valve puller

    24valve puller Medium Load Member

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    How about 14 hours on duty, with no hour limit on driving, any sleeper time extends the 14 hours and is subtracted from the 10 hour sleeper time, and keep the 34 hour restart.
     
  8. javelinjeff

    javelinjeff Medium Load Member

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    well IMO,if the law is to be revised again,go back to the 2004 law-34 hour restart,split sleeper berth exemption,and allow meals/fuel stops to extend your driving time from the old laws.personally i like the mid day naps when it recharges your body to run into the night when traffic is lighter,allowing you to cover more ground.although some of the "super truckers" claim they can run 3 logs and go coast to coast non-stop,we know thats BS.in reality as long as you are getting proper rest every day as YOUR BODY NEEDS IT,the notion of how many hours per days(70 in 8,60 in 7) serve no use to those of us who can handle being out there to make the miles. these limits were drafted when trucks were primitive at best and sleepers were a rarity.when HOS rules are drafted with the driver's interest in mind, vs the special interests,the law would be far more flexible.although this will NEVER happen
     
  9. Gio

    Gio Light Load Member

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    Maybe they should spend that time walking or running. Your body needs exercise everyday. They would be able to sleep better also, if they exercised.
     
  10. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    I can't argue with you there.
     
  11. jfitz

    jfitz Bobtail Member

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    I wish the they'd keep the 34 hr reset. The 34 hr reset allows me to work two jobs and legally go down the road.
     
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