Map 21 rule

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by red_eye, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    A little worse than than even. If the milk (or any other ag guys, or supply to farms) never leave the 150 radius, they can work 24/7 during planting and harvesting season.

    Unfortunately this is not going away anytime soon. This is not FMCSA getting a wild hair up their backside. This was specifically required by law from congress (as the title says, legislation titles "MAP-21"). To go away, it will take another law...
     
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  3. red_eye

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    IMG_20130422_104001.jpg shipped like this
     
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  4. 06driver

    06driver Road Train Member

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    Pretty sure handling it into that box is going to look packaged to any DOT.
     
  5. 06driver

    06driver Road Train Member

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    They write laws daily, and there is another highway bill coming down after the numbnuts in DC get done with their immigrant dog and pony show.

    I get letting a farmer move his stuff in his truck. Everything else IMO should be just like anyone else.
     
  6. ZVar

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    While true, remember it took about 5 years for MAP-21 to get this far....
    It was passed in 2012. had to go through a couple rounds of court battles, then an actual date set, etc...

    So removing a provision will likely be a 5 year process....
    Of course I could be just being pessimistic.
     
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  7. Blackshack46

    Blackshack46 Road Train Member

    If thats your return trip, i cant see the milk being unpackaged. Lol.
     
  8. red_eye

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    Yes that' return...milk wouldn't qualify...it is in gallon jugs.. but the produce is bulk.. only packaged to get it to distributer..they package the produce..for retail..
     
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    For the record, HOS exempt ag. trucks have considerably better crash statistics than OTR HOS compliant trucks
     
  10. ZVar

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    If true, I wonder how long that will last once local ag companies realize they are HOS exempt and can push drivers to work 24/7. Not to mention what that will do to making the wages fall drastically for those drivers.
     
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  11. Accidental Trucker

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    the exemption is not new. We've used it for drcades.
     
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