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24 May 23

The U.S. Senate still wants to change your Hours of Service, but they haven’t decided what they want to change just yet. The Senate passed a bill that would make changes to HOS based on what the FMCSA recommends in a study that's been in the works for more than a year.

That study is supposed to decide if the 2013 version of the HOS rules were any safer than the 2011 version. The 2013 version was the one that required 34-hour restarts to include two periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., and the restarts could only be used once a week.

For now, those rules have been rolled back to the 2011 version. 


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Senate bill would have two possible outcomes:

1. Restarts go back to the 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. rules

2. Restarts stay the same as they are right now, but with a new 73-hour limit to on-duty hours in a 7-day period 

The House of Representatives are considering a bill that would do away with the 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. version of the rule entirely, regardless of what the FMCSA study finds. That would keep HOS rules the way they are right now.

 

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The government is great at making work where they do not need to.  I guess job security.  Everything is a big deal and they don't even know what they are talking about.  

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Carlos martinez
Carlos martinez

They need to focus on the real problem. That is the brokers, shippers and receivers as well because the pay is low and than when the shipper takes to long to load you still have to make the appointment that was originally set up even if you don't have time. Because the receivers are not willing to take the load late or they want to reschedule for two days later and they don't want to compensate the driver accordingly. So drivers are forced to drive tired and out of hours.

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Exactly, Fmcsa makes only rules for drivers they  also have to  make for shippers, receivers and brokers.They don't care about appointments.They do what they think. ...so how can driver survives

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The rules need to stay as they are right now also what needs to change is when you go off duty your clock stops

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Vincent Flores
Vincent Flores

Even still nothing replaces common sense of stopping for sleeping and driving when your ready to drive.

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They need to do something about lumpers. Im local owner here in NJ i sometimes pay more for unloading a trailer then i got payed to delivered . Local run pays $350 and lumper fee is $375. How is this legal how did we get to that.

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So true they need regulations too ! Lol

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Chuck Carlson
Chuck Carlson

So make the broker or shipper pay these fees. Doesn't matter what the fees are as long as you charge for them up front.

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We got to that because the Government got involved. It used to be the drivers got extra to unload trailer. When you got to the shipper there would be a group of people at driver check in that you could negotiate the price with. Tbe driver and lumper but make money. But then the government got involved and required wharehouse to 1099 and get insurance so the birth of lumper services started. Wharehouse now dont have to do anything. Lumper services charge what they want.

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These clowns are worse then a child, they dont get there way they pout....take your shovel and Paul and go home.

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Okay , guess police , firemen , first responders , doctors, nurses and anyone else that deals with lives should have the same rules ! I have been driving a truck since I was 9 years old with no accidents but our famous government does not care about the quality of the drivers on the road

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Edward Ferrari
Edward Ferrari

the hours of service that have to periods of 1am to 5am cost lost of revenue ,and to already bad parking problem and finally takes our need to adjust our work schedules as needed away. We are the ones who know best on what is needed. Not some one  in DC that has no knowledge or idea of what it is that we do,or on how we do it. The way i see it if a shipper holds you up for the inability to unload in a timely manner, then we should be able to go off duty and not count against us on our 14 hour clock.

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Also something needs to be done about the shipper and receiver for taking so long to load or unload because once you have started your clock they don't care and it's eating up your 14 hour day. That's why it needs to be after you have checked in and docked and you go off duty are sleeper birth the 14 hour clock should stop. It's not what the driver is doing it's the shipper and consignee. This does not happen all the time but enough that it's eating up valuable drive time for the driver and if he or she is not moving we are not making any money.

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Rules for the hours , rules for drivers Yes !
How about rules for the Brokers ! Why the Brokers take commission only for one phone call and the commission is between 5%-25% . And why no regulation for Broker Company,for the double bookings! Why is the Brokers between the customer and transportation company? Why ?Don't need the BROKERS !

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Who forces You to work with Broker?
Why don't You work direct with Shippers so You won't have to deal with Brokers, if You don't like them?

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Charles jr
Charles jr

Only thing about working direct with shippers it might take months to get paid

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Your right. All they do is concentrate on the HOS. It's about time for them to concentrate on how much money these broker's steal. It does not matter where you haul in the U. S anymore they are paying less by the day . They want driver's to basically haul loads for free. It's time for all driver's to put a stop to this abuse. It's time to either pay or do the load yourself broker's!!!!

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Since our prestiges government officials don't have a clue on what truck driving is about they should be required to spend at least a week on the road with a Truck driver so they can get a real life experience of what we deal with.  They can see what happens when we go to the shippers and consignees, when we try to make time driving through construction zones, rush hours and try to find a place to park when our hours are threw.  Maybe then they would understand a little better a pass regulations that make sense.  I dare them to leave their suits and briefcases behind and do this.

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Every time this subject comes up, we start to have discussions, and the comments are the same without any action from the drivers, simply because there's nothing we can do about it, and they know it.
The construction worker on the road is going to prolong the job to get more $$, The dock workers at the DCs  are so lazy, they watch each other, at times they want little something to get you emptied, the brokers don't give a dang, so are your government thugs in fine suits. The trucking business, specially for the OOs is gone in the tank, and sadly so your liberties and the country all together, thanks to the greedy corporations and sold out officials.
I personally don't give a dang about the rules, and will continue to cheat for as long as I can, until it's time to quit. I would've never thought that of all parties involved, the DOT officer will be the one who cares about the me the most. Yes folks, few times they turned the blind eye to me and even helped me to fix things, then they let me go. God bless, and good luck to all.            

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Why they get complicated.they have and they are using the thecnology.have the company pay the drivers by the hour.and company and shippers fight who pays for it.as far on brokers as long as there is trucker that are safisfy with just fuel to get back it will allways be chip brokers.the blames is in people who does not makes numbers.

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What they need to do is give up their job as a senator and go try to get a CDL and medical certificate and try to make a good living while trying to follow rules made by someone who has never been in the cab of a big rig!

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Dunlap trucking
Dunlap trucking

They need to go back to the the old hos,to ensure drivers get enough time off,48 hr restart,back to ten hr drv rule,and five hr on duty,they should have never messed with it to start with,old school,the old timers set them rules they knew what was safe and what was not,them rules were set back wene the majority of drivers were still in diapers,but you dot,always on the safer side.

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Shannon Wolfe
Shannon Wolfe

The first thing that must happen to make trucking better is all you guys crying about the cheap rates need to learn to say no to cheap loads. I do it everyday and I always find good loads. I have been consistently hauling loads that pay from $2.25 to $3.50 per mile and keeping my dead-head below 15% and I rarely set empty. I have been averaging approx. 12,000 miles per month. That is hauling about 70% brokered loads. If everyone will start saying no to this $1.00 to $2.00 freight it will set at the shipper and the rate will come up. I pull a flatbed and primarily haul legal loads, so don't tell me the rates are low, you are just accepting cheap rates and making those brokers rich.

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