View Poll Results: New Hours of Service
I'd like the old 10 hours sleeper, 14 total "on duty" hours 17 53.13%
I'd like the old, old, old 8 hours sleeper, 15 total "on duty" hours 15 46.88%
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:33 PM
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Default New Hours of Service

How does everyone think of these new "Hours of Service" that went into effect on Oct. 1st?

Personally, they do not affect me since i drive 11 straight hours (except to fuel and use the little boys room) and take 10 consecitive off.

What do the rest of you think of the new "hours of service"?
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Old 10-06-2005, 10:10 PM
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I'm not sure it matters what I think...there they are, so we have to live with it!!!! IMHO

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Old 10-06-2005, 10:42 PM
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They've never changed it since i started in '78 and now they've changed it twice in a year :roll:
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:30 AM
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I am not hijacking this thread.

Black boxes is the real concern. When those become mandatory, that will be the real problem.

I just got into a 2005 379 pete. I found a piece of paper in teh glove box which states that my truck just might be equipped with one, and if I get into an accident in California, they can use the info contained in it. It then gave web links for additional info. I'll bring them home when I get back to the truck tomorrow.

The way I see it, the demands of business are going to be the promary motivating factor in determining what hours you can run. The country needs to move, and really, that's all there is to it. We're already afforded more hours in which to work than almost any other industry. Hell, my wife works SIX hours a day, and the school district calls that full time. Must be nice, eh?
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Old 10-15-2005, 07:52 AM
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I don't like the new new rules.

I started driving under the old new rules. I liked the split sleeper thing when I was solo... it seemed most of my deliveries came in the middle of a ten-hour break, so I used it a lot. Every 3 or 4 days, I'd need a real ten hours and would take it. If I were still driving solo now, I'd be lying on my logs for most deliveries. Sometimes you can't though, some consignees time-stamp the BOL.

I drive team with my hubby now. The vast majority of the time, the new rules don't effect us. I work noon to midnight, he works midnight to noon - that includes driving, fueling, getting service, pickups or deliveries, or even chores like groceries or laundry if we're not under a load. I like having a regular schedule and a real long sleep period daily, so I kind of like that I "can't" do short shifts anymore.
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Old 10-15-2005, 12:25 PM
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With the new rules I get less sleep even as a team driver. If I stop to nap I can't stop the clock and my hubbie has to drive more miles (guilt) so I now drive farther with fewer breaks, and this new rule is supposed to get me more rest?
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Old 10-15-2005, 05:18 PM
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Iloved the old old rules you could stop the clock any time. eight hours was enough. sleeper time.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:19 PM
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make that 3 changes :roll:
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:14 AM
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They both suck.

13 hours driving out of 15 hrs in the truck is the Canadian rule.

And if you run slow for weather you can run 15 hrs.

In my opinion, if you cannot work 15 hrs a day, you have no business being in the trucks.
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Old 11-05-2005, 07:13 PM
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Default Revised H.O.S.

Rockymtndriver, what i mentioned is under United States Department of Transportation rules, not Canada rules. When i first started in trucking, we had a 15 "total on duty" hours to work from, 10 of those hours were spent driving.

Now with the 14 "total on duty" hour rule (11 of those hours for driving), The Department of Transportation cannot seem to get anything on the "Hours of Service" right.

With me being an OOida member, i am not gonna let no one from no company push me around on the "H.O.S.". Being early or late to a Shipper or Receiver, i will run legal and compliant. Alot of these "pencil pushers" at some of these O.T.R. trucking companies do not realize that they are messing with the federal gouvernment and they claim its the drivers fault for running illegal, i'd like to see the Feds do a "through" check of everything, up and down on each document, from the driver up to the owner of the company.
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