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New to the trucking industry with oh so many questions! Not a driver, but a driver advocate and that little annoying safety lady everyone complains about...

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Posted:  5 months, 4 weeks ago

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Agriculture HoS Exemption Waiver

Hi All! The FMSCA place a waiver for livestock haulers last year but was set to expire Feb 28th 2022. Do anyone know if this has been extended? I've been looking all over but figured one of you all may have seen it somewhere. TIA!! Below is the provisions on the waiver...:

A provision in the infrastructure bill recently signed into law expanded the miles agricultural truckers can drive without the HOS restrictions. Divers hauling livestock already were exempt from the HOS rule for the first 150 air miles of their runs. Now they also will be exempt from HOS rules for the final 150 air miles from their final destination, providing additional flexibility to ensure drivers can safely complete their deliveries while protecting other drivers and ensuring the welfare of the animals in their care,

Posted:  6 months ago

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HOS Suspended in GA

Hi All! Georgia's governor suspended the HOS rule due to the severe storms.

I tried reading up but can't see how WHO this affects. Is it those delivering relief goods or those traveling through?

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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OTR Driver Sourcing..

Hi All! Curious to know how you were linked up with your current carrier or previous employers. What job boards did you find yourself on, or did you come across the opening on a forum such as this?

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Carrier Safety Incentives

Thanks, Annie! Oh gracious, the time change and my 11 month old have my brain in a fog...rofl-3.gif

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Carrier Safety Incentives

Hi All! What type of safety incentive programs do your carriers provide?

Looking to get more engagement from my team, so I'd love to know what you all have with your company. Specific to annual performance, quarterly, monthly, specific metrics you're assessed on or that fall under the safety incentive umbrella? Any incite is helpful!

Posted:  8 months ago

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Prohibited Items in Your Truck?

You all are hilarious! Yes, I am referring to in cab items; grill plates, hot plates, items like that. Obviously hostages are a given...all cabs come equipped these days I am sure rofl-1.gif

Posted:  8 months ago

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Prohibited Items in Your Truck?

The standard drugs and alcohol, passengers unless approved.

Why do you want to know what their reasoning is? The trucks belong to the company, unless one is a LO or 00, so it's not my place to question why not.

Laura

Curious as to various company policies pertaining to in cab furnishings. I'm glad to see several don't allow drugs/alcohol rofl-3.gif I am not a driver, I work for a carrier in Safety. I've found through my experience some of the best knowledge comes from individuals who have been doing this of years, so just curious!

Posted:  8 months ago

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Prohibited Items in Your Truck?

Hi All, Do any of your carriers prohibit you from carrying specific items in your truck? If so, what items and what is their reasoning?

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Any Cross-Border Truckers?

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Is anyone here being affected by the cross-border vaccine mandate Canada has going into effect?

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Yes, my outfit is affected. The advice I got on this site when I brought it up was to get the vaccine or quit. Got the impression that since it affects such a small minority of drivers, it’s not a big deal.

Yea, it is a small group, but my company has a Canadian division that crosses multiple times daily so we're being impacted like crazy...

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Any Cross-Border Truckers?

Is anyone here being affected by the cross-border vaccine mandate Canada has going into effect?

Very curious to hear how companies are handling this and how you all are feeling about it.

Apologies if this is not an appropriate topic.

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Sleeper Berth...on a customer site?

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Has he run out of time on his 14 hour clock when he does this? He may be trying to finish the load without getting a 14 hr violation recorded. If so explain to him he can use any unused on duty time for the day without violating.

Yes, exactly what they're doing! I just spoke with two drivers who were doing this to try and save their clocks, but what my boss (vet driver 20 years) said they need to show at least 30 mins on duty and can opt for off duty OR as you all stated was legal, they can go into their sleeper. I told them the goal is not to run their clocks out but they can't just drop it in PC. We have new policies rolling out, one specific regarding PC use.

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Sleeper Berth...on a customer site?

Lots of good information in this thread, thanks! New issue...I have a driver noting Loading time under PC...this is clearly a violation but I can't get through to him. Ugh, the nice approach isn't working but I know no other way now than to be rude about it...

Posted:  9 months ago

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Sleeper Berth...on a customer site?

Thanks for all of the resources, y'all are great! I am a safety assistant, one task is reviewing all driver logs and oh boy...the different situations that pop up. Also our loads are all primarily over sized, we also have some in the oilfields so its been interesting trying to learn and navigate all of these variables and permit restrictions. It's great though!

Thanks again for the warm welcome :)

Posted:  9 months ago

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Sleeper Berth...on a customer site?

I appreciate the feedback. Yes, I have been nose deep reviewing multiple regulations. Currently drafting policies so I am trying to cover a lot of "what ifs" prior to any issuing any of these out. I am not a driver, just new to the industry, my background is industrial manufacturing so OTR is a new arena for me.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Sleeper Berth...on a customer site?

G-Town, thanks for the clarification on that. Is this a general rule or only specific to oilfields...I feel like it covers all divisions. Thanks again!

Posted:  9 months ago

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Sleeper Berth...on a customer site?

Hi All! I am new to the trucking industry and have seen conflicting views on going under Sleeper Berth as opposed to On Duty while unloading on a customers site.

As a firm believer in regulations, I feel this should be On Duty, but can any one give some insight to this.

This scenario is in the oilfields which from my understanding could just fall under Waiting Time.

Appreciate the help in advance!

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