number of hours a driver can work in a day

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LaUpser, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. LaUpser

    LaUpser Member

    I haven't driven since peak ended. and I had to go back to my other job well I have given that job up to work preload and drive. what I can't remember is how many hours total in a day I can't go over. I know it's 50 a week. I can't got over. I'm only asking because Monday is my first day and they ask me to come in for 3 for preload.
     
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    14 consecutive including lunch, you need a 10hr rest period to reset.
     
  3. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    It is not not 50 in a week, it is 60.

    You cannot drive more than 11 hours per day. This really never affects package car drivers.

    You cannot drive after being on duty 14 hours without taking 10 hours off. This includes lunch and breaks.

    You cannot drive after being on duty for 60 hours in 7 days. This does not include lunch and breaks in the 60 hour total.
     
  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Not sure what you're saying here, I drive well more than that a day. I'm assuming that the time I take with the vehicle not in motion doesn't count?
     
  5. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Yes. That is time behind the wheel, including stopped at traffic lights, construction, accidents etc.

    Edit. Time while you are not driving, delivering packages, making pickups, does not count.
     
  6. calcio56

    calcio56 Active Member

    I never heard of this 11 hour nonsense
     
  7. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    You have not heard of it because it is never, or very rarely, a concern for package car drivers.

    It does affect all feeder drivers.

    You have heard of the 14 hour rule and the 60 hour rule, have you not?

    Most UPS package cars are classified as commercial motor vehicles for the purpose of DOT hours of service.

    Most package cars have a gross vehicle weight rating of over 10,001 pounds, hence commercial motor vehicles. The drivers are then subject to DOT hours of service.

    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-of-service


    http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/summary-hours-service-regulations
     
  8. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't you allowed 1 sixteen hour work day in a seven day period?
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  10. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I believe it's once a month, and it can only be extended if you were going somewhere, where normally you'd be back before 14 hours, but due to an accident/breakdown (or other unforeseen issues) come up
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Like sitting at the railyard? Been there done that.
     
  12. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    That shouldn't allow you to be extended, they should bring you back before you'd need to be
     
  13. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    You must have never read the DOT regulations then.
     
  14. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    You can work over 14 hours if you are just unloading or someone else takes over the driving, rarely happens.
     
  15. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Punched out at 17 hours -1 hour lunch =16 hours on the clock. Once. They did have to come meet me and drive me the last 1/2 hour on road.
     
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  16. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I'm not denying that it happened, I'm saying that if your delay was because you were waiting at the railyard, then they should have told you to roll out
     
  17. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    And my trailer would have magically arrived at it's destination?
     
  18. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    .....I'm positive your feeder department has more drivers than JUST you
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Ya think? All available were there myself included. That's what happens when the train is three hours late and those that two trip can't. Try and keep up.
     
  20. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I'm perfectly capable of keeping up, it's not a hard concept. Are you saying that all of you violated, then?