New DOT Regulations

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by caharrell5, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. MenInBrown

    MenInBrown Active Member

    What do you think about the new DOT regulation on a 30 minute break before 8 hrs of work? Any idea if this will stay or not?
     
  2. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Here is the funny thing about this 30 minute mandated break. My center is a bonus center and a lot of drivers are still not taking any of their lunch. They put in 1 hour, but they do not stop working.

    The law was made do to the fact it is proven that a 30 minute rest during an 8 hour shift significantly reduces the risk of an accident.

    Now, remember don't back, because safety is priority one at Big Brown.

    How long until there is a lawsuit do to someone falsifying records and UPS allowing it?
     
  3. Brownslave688

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

    There's a 30 minute break law?
     
  4. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

  5. Brownslave688

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

    Sorry that was sarcasm.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I stopped to talk to a package driver this week and got that exact response.
    ​Sheesh...
     
  7. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I mention it at work from time to time. I get "F' that" or "I will be done and back to building with a 10+ hour dispatch under 8 anyway...."
     
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Does everyone realize.... this only apply's to feeder drivers with a CDL ?



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  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    It has definitely made dispatch's job a lot harder. It's not the first 30 minute break that's a problem. It's the second that will put you over 14.
     
  10. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    I think you are wrong, from what research I did late last year when this came across my radar, it does apply to package cars. Will redo my research.
     
  11. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    You need to talk with the enforcement division at the FMCSA.



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  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed. It has nothing to do with CDLs. If anything would get a package driver out of the rules, it would be the registered weight of the package car (PLUS the TP-60 if you tow one). If your single or combined weight is 10,000 or under, maybe that would exempt you.
     
  13. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    No reason for me to talk to them. You very well could be correct.
     
  14. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    There is a story going around of a package car driver in KY already getting hit with a fine. Came from our safety chair and I rarely believe him. Anyone else heard this? Our safety chair tried to convince us that the cell phone law applied to us when of didn't so i don't trust him with this stuff.
     
  15. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    The FMCSA has said, they wouldn't regulate package cars unless they cross state lines.

    Also.... package cars drivers aren't required to have a DOT medical card.... UPS requires it, because they are self insured.



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  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    ​Would like to see that on their website, can you link it?
     
  17. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    it's federal law. so what's the problem?
     
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Few feeders in our local cross state lines. Still applies.

    Commercial vehicles. Gross weight. Hours of service. That's all you need to know.
     
  19. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Maybe you could show where the FMSCA has said this. Every package car division I know of is obeying the rules.
     
  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Problem is some people are slow learners. Writing a check or two will help them get the picture.