US Budget deal...longer hours for truckers?????

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  1. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

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  2. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Don't worry about that. You will be non dot by then. You will be required to deliver way more than 82 hours a week.
     
  3. no lates today

    no lates today New Member

    Maybe I'm confused but it says "slashed a typical truck drivers work week to 70 hours, down from 82 hours". So wouldn't that mean we are at 70 hours?
     
  4. El Morado Diablo

    El Morado Diablo Active Member

    The 70 hour rule doesn't change. Part of the rules of the 34 hour reset period have changed. It used to be you had to have two periods of rest from 1am to 5am during your reset. Now you only have to have one period of rest in the between 1am and 5am during your 34 hour reset. This gives the trucking industry a lot more flexibility to run their businesses.
     
  5. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    They can now operate with less drivers and that will in turn have more drivers looking for work, they can offer less pay and benefits to the ones they do employ. The fracking boom was a boom to all truck drivers and that increased cost to every other company that moves goods by truck. This was a gift to big business and another slap in the face to the working man.
     
  6. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Or...there's a constant shortage of drivers and this will help them meet the demand with the drivers they have.
     
  7. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Yeah over the road drivers want to make more money and want more miles. They dont want to take more time in the sleeper then they have to