Trucking Regulation Changes?

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David D.'s Comment
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My wife just now heard something on a national radio talk show aabout some changes that are supposedly coming in rules for truckers at the first of the year. That's about as much as she could give me. Anybody know what might be up?

Meper's Comment
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The House and the Senate passed the Ominibus bill, removing the 34 hour restart rule now in effect and the rule that was in effect before July 1,2013 will apply. It is supposedly on President Obama's desk for signing.

Meper

Bradley D.'s Comment
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The House and the Senate passed the Ominibus bill, removing the 34 hour restart rule now in effect and the rule that was in effect before July 1,2013 will apply. It is supposedly on President Obama's desk for signing.

Meper

What was the rule before July 1st? And is this supposed to be a good or bad thing.

Old School's Comment
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Brad, I think most drivers would consider this a good thing. Basically here's what is happening: the 34 hour reset will no longer require two time periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. - just a straight 34 hour break and you are good to go with a fresh set of hours on your 70 hour clock. The other change is that you will no longer have to wait 168 hours before you can take another 34 hour break to reset your clock.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Brad, I think most drivers would consider this a good thing. Basically here's what is happening: the 34 hour reset will no longer require two time periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. - just a straight 34 hour break and you are good to go with a fresh set of hours on your 70 hour clock. The other change is that you will no longer have to wait 168 hours before you can take another 34 hour break to reset your clock.

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Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Brad, I think most drivers would consider this a good thing. Basically here's what is happening: the 34 hour reset will no longer require two time periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. - just a straight 34 hour break and you are good to go with a fresh set of hours on your 70 hour clock. The other change is that you will no longer have to wait 168 hours before you can take another 34 hour break to reset your clock.

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Yes! And let's hope that they see the light with this this study they are supposed to conduct and make the 'new-old-new-again' rule permanent. smile.gif

Eckoh's Comment
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I hope it gets signed as the 1 to 5 rules is annoying as it can cause a 34 hour reset to take over 50 hours. That and the once a week just seems silly.

Turbo Dan's Comment
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Going back to the old HOS rules is a "BIG" thing,,,,,, trucking companies had to higher more Drivers to cover the Lost hours, also truck stop Parking got filled up by 7:00pm because a lot of Drivers were staying of the road at night trying to make the hours work out.....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
David D.'s Comment
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Well! That was enlightening!

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