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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    The new HOS rules have been published.

    FMCSA Publishes Final HOS Rule, Granting Flexibility to Drivers

    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/fmcs...bility-drivers
    I have now read several trucking industry groups have said the new HOS rules will affect safety in a negative way.
    The Teamsters have aid the same thing.

    Teamsters Denounce New Trucker Hours Of Service Rules For Threatening Safety
    The Teamsters are taking aim at new truck driving hours-of-service rules released today by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), saying they would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large.

    Effective 120 days from now, the FMCSA will increase the short haul exemption to 14 hours on duty within a distance of 150 air miles. Additionally, the new rules will alter the driver break rule to require a 30 minute rest break after eight hours of driving instead of eight hours on duty. It will also allow drivers to record 30 minutes as "on-duty non-driving" status to take a break, among other things.

    "In an effort to increase so-called 'flexibility' for trucking companies, the FMCSA is abandoning safety and allowing drivers to push themselves to the limit even further," Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said. "Trucking is already one of the nation's most dangerous jobs. We shouldn't be sacrificing the health and safety of drivers just to pad the profits of their big business bosses."
    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...301059730.html

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  3. #242
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    Default Re: All FMCSA Information

    Another article about the Teamsters views on this HOS change. ABF already has the guys doing such long trips now, way too long. They eliminated so many of what used to be the stops between two points last year that drivers are already pushed to the max.

    Teamsters union pushes back on FMCSA plan to make hours of services rules more flexible
    According to FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen, the new policies were derived from listening to the concerns of truckers, and will improve safety on America’s roadways while strengthening the nation’s motor carrier industry.

    However, truck drivers’ union International Brotherhood of Teamsters rebutted that claim, saying the new rules could lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large. "In an effort to increase so-called 'flexibility' for trucking companies, the FMCSA is abandoning safety and allowing drivers to push themselves to the limit even further," Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said in a release. "Trucking is already one of the nation's most dangerous jobs. We shouldn't be sacrificing the health and safety of drivers just to pad the profits of their big business bosses."

    Among other changes, the rules will now FMCSA will increase the short haul exemption to 14 hours on duty within a distance of 150 air miles, up from 100. Additionally, the new rules will alter the driver break rule to require a 30 minute rest break after eight hours of driving instead of eight hours on duty. It will also allow drivers to record 30 minutes as "on-duty non-driving" status to take a break, among other things, the Teamsters said.
    https://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/...-more-flexible

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    Default Re: All FMCSA Information

    The new hours of service rules are scheduled to be implemented Monday, September 28.
    Click the link to read the major changes to the rules.

    FMCSA’s new Hours of Service rules to go into effect in September
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s recently debuted Hours of Service (HOS) rules are on course to go into effect in late September.
    The FMCSA’s Hours of Service Final Rule is slated for publication in the Federal Register on June 1, 2020, and is set to take effect 120 days after that publication date.
    This would set the effective date for the new HOS rules for Monday, September 28.
    The three month implementation delay will give ELD providers time to update their technology to accommodate the rule changes.
    The FMCSA debuted the HOS Final Rule on May 14 after two years of active development.
    https://cdllife.com/2020/fmcsas-new-...-in-september/

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