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View Poll Results: How did you or your fleet prepared for the new Hours Of Service rule changes?

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  • Haven't prepared at all

    1 100.00%
  • I don't know. I just drive.

    0 0%
  • Started logging the new way already

    0 0%
  • Switched from paper logs to e-logs

    0 0%
  • Adjusted some lanes/schedules to better accommodate restart restrictions

    0 0%
  • Adjusted some lanes/schedules to accommodate mandatory 30-min. breaks every 8 driving hrs.

    0 0%
  • Updated electronic-log software

    0 0%
  • Held/attended company meetings about them

    0 0%
  • Gotten prepared to run mostly off the recap

    0 0%
  • Other

    0 0%
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Thread: New HOS Rules Poll

  1. #1

    New HOS Rules Poll

    It has been three days only since the implementation of the new Hours of Service on July 1st. Most of the truckers complained saying that the "safe truck driver gets no respect" and seems like the regulatory requirements "will fail to stop fatigued driving". Here are some comments from the drivers:

    - “Been waiting for 3hrs here in a door slowly getting loaded. Totally screws my Elogs.”
    - "Receiver woke me up at 04:00 said they could unload early instead of 07:00. I was sound asleep. Oh well.”
    - “I’ve unloaded 44,000 lbs of boxed meat in 2 hours, it’s taken these morons 4 ˝ hours so far to load 13,000 lbs of shoes.”
    - “It’s one thing to pullover when your tired but the lack of safe truck pullover spots is sadly lacking.”

    To the rest of the truckers, how did you prepare for the new HOS? Do you think it's worth the preparation? Answer the poll and choose as many as applicable.
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    Drive Carefully & Come Home Safe
    Marie

  2. #2
    I am NOT a conspiracy theorist but it seems like the new hours of service do more to justify someone's job at the FMSCA than actually improve safety. Rules only work if they're followed and we all know when it comes to the logbook some, if not most people, are not going to follow the rules religiously.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian D. Gilmore View Post
    I am NOT a conspiracy theorist but it seems like the new hours of service do more to justify someone's job at the FMSCA than actually improve safety. Rules only work if they're followed and we all know when it comes to the logbook some, if not most people, are not going to follow the rules religiously.
    Totally agree!
    ********************
    Drive Carefully & Come Home Safe
    Marie

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