HOS Suspended In GA

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Caroline C.'s Comment
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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?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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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?

Hi, Caroline!

A copy of the executive order can be found within this link, following:

HOS Suspended In Georgia.

It appears that its only for relief supplies and petroleum products, in and around the state. Hope this helps!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Sid V.'s Comment
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Hi Caroline,

Please keep in mind that even though HOS regs get lifted from time to time the driver still needs to be rested enough to operate a CMV. It's not a pass to drive for days on end.

Also, there are DOT officers that do not know about regs getting lifted and they'll write you up for it. And...good luck getting it taken off your record.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chief Brody's Comment
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So how does this work if I drive over my 11 and 14 in Georgia. After that I go to Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, you name it and I get an inspection, which shows I have a violation of over my 11 drive clock or over 14 hor on-duty clock. Do I tell the DOT officer in those other states that it doesn't count cuz I was in Georgia?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Travis's Comment
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Am I crazy to think this looks like the state saying "Hey, your safety isn't that important when we say we need ya" but offering 0 compensation aside from the ability to maybe get a few extra miles?

Add a $10000 tax credit this year for doing it, sweeten the pot 😂

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