Just to be clear

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Purplepackage, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Next weekend when express will run Sunday, if you are DOT you can only work saturday or Sunday correct? I'm noticing on our sign up sheet a lot f dot guys signing but saturday is mandatory
     
  2. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    If they are driving a vehicle which has a GVW of > 10,000lbs, then they can only drive 70 hours every 8 days, regardless if that day is a Sat or Sun. After 70 hours they need a 34-hr "reset" to gain a new 70 hours. They can also only drive 11 hours a day.

    Of course I'm not an expert on this :)
     
  3. Purplepromise54

    Purplepromise54 New Member

    I don't think it matters if your driving a go kart. If your DOT. No more then 70 hours per 8 days regardless.
     
  4. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    We were told Saturday is voluntary, Sunday mandatory, pending DOT hours review.
     
  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    We were told Sunday is the start of a new week, and hours cycle...doesn't matter plenty of fine church going folk here, nobody is coming in.
     
  6. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    If you work both you won't get your 34 hour reset. Doesn't matter what vehicle you happen to be driving, it's whether you're DOT or not.

    Also, the 34 hours can't just be any 34 hours. They have to fall during a certain time window. I forget what exactly the window is but if you start early you should check the rule to make sure you're not breaking it.
     
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Obviously not because the 11 hour rule is going to effect feeder drivers only.
     
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Praise Jeebus!
     
  9. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    What part of the reg says this?
     
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    The 11 hour rule is 11 hours of actual behind the wheel driving. No package car driver is going to hit that number and it would be pretty much impossible to prove if they did.
     
  11. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    Still doesn't mean they're not subject to it. How about the 14 hour rule?
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    It just confuses people. Why do that when it's not anything they will ever have to worry about?

    If you're DOT you are subject to the 14 hour rule. Many express drivers are not DOT.
     
  13. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Sunday is mandatory? Yeah, that'll be the day.
     
  14. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    If you're DOT the DOT doesn't care if you're driving a go-cart if the go-cart weighs less than 10K lbs. Now, if you drive your go-cart then switch to something heavier, all of a sudden your go-cart hours matter for those previous days. But if you drive just go-carts - have at it.
     
  15. Yozh69

    Yozh69 Member

    But the OP asked a question about DOT drivers so it's relevant here. Though most will never see more than 14hrs a day for sure.
     
  16. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Fourteen hour rule doesn't affect us here, so far from the ramp, sort starts after 0800, and CTV leaves before 1930.
     
  17. Purple no more

    Purple no more New Member

    Mando Sunday last year is one of the reasons why I retired. I felt that the Company was not respecting my personal beliefs. And to set the record straight, DOT can not operate more than 14 hours in a day, or 70 in a 8 day period. That is one reason that the Company re designated anyone operating a vehicle under 10,000 lbs NON DOT so they can skirt the law. Just wait until some overworked sod has a major accident.
     
  18. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Unfortunately it's not hard to see that one coming.
     
  19. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Really glad I live in a Province that states the company has to respect my religious beliefs. Want to force me to work Saturday? Not ideal but I'll deal with it. No way you're making me work Sunday.
     
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  20. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    It was anticipated that a bunch of people in this area would suddenly get religion for a day. Ain't looking good for them.