Problems With Current HOS Rules.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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If the demand for drivers keeps increasing and be # of drivers is decreasing, how is it that driver wages stay the same for like what,? last 20 yrs or so? Kinda off topic but the answer is probably so much government regulation causing free market dislocation.

You've had such a big loss of blue collar jobs that pay a living wage in this country over the past 30 years that more and more people have turned to trucking. Since the economic meltdown of 2008, that's brought even more drivers into the industry. So even though there is a lot of turnover in the industry and companies are always hiring, there's always a supply of new drivers to fill the seats.

Wine Taster's Comment
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I agree and disagree with just about every response. While, I hate the 70 rule, I understand why it is there. 70 hours a week, every week, is exhausting. Trust me I did it for a long time in my previous career. The 14 hour rule keeps people from being awake too long and then driving. It does not prevent you from running the hour you want. I have been up everyday this week at 3 AM. Shut down at 1700 and had no problem parking. The reset goes along with the 70. I get it but I hate the 0100 to 0500 provision. Example, other day I parked at 1700. It was Saturday, my delivery was Monday morning at 0500. I had been sitting for over 34 hours but could not get a reset because I had to move to get to the delivery. That to me is unfair. The 30 minute break is what it is. They don't want someone stupid to push it driving 11 hours straight without stopping. The split sleeper rule is pretty much useless except in rare cases. The one thing I wish they still had was the split rule so you could break it up however you wanted. Say, you drive for 3, take a 2 hour nap, drive 3 more, take a 2 hour nap. The way the rule is now, you could only drive 4 more hours instead of 6. The rules really need some refinning but I think it will be very hard to please everybody unless you had no rules. That is not the answer either!

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