Mar 18 – Recent Trucking News 10:31 pm

HOS Changes Will Make Your Driving Life Hell

I know for a fact that these people need to take a break of their own, and stop screwing around with our livelihoods. The new rules would make it so you have to take a mandatory 30 minute rest period. So, where the hell do you think the trucking industry will park those trucks for some stupid mandatory break? Yeah, that is exactly what I thought too.
We who are out here on the road know how hard it is to find a safe legal parking spot, these rule makers are clueless and always will be. They most likely never have even been inside a big rig, let alone spent years on their own lives out here.
Reducing our ability to make a reasonable living and staying out of our way is a good thing, but these rules will screw us over bigtime. I would like to know your thoughts.
ATA court arguments slam HOS rule changesTrucking lobby contends slated changes are “agendadriven

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) characterized the changes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made to driver Hours–of-Service (HOS) rules in 2011 as “driven” by an agenda in arguments it made before a three-judge panel of the U…

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