DOT Hours of service change.

Red Devil

Well-Known Member
It's almost like safety wasn't a factor in making these changes.
Yeah no kidding. But why not then just make it 18 hours? 20? Maybe the DOT rule should say you can’t work any more than 24 hours in a row unless the company provides your amphetamines.
 

brett636

Well-Known Member
The HOS rules have changed, but it appears UPS is sticking with the old rules for now. They typically follow stricter rules than those put out by the DOT to reduce the risk of violations. Maybe they will change by this peak, but I haven’t heard anything official.
 

AKCoverMan

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Yes all drivers. 11 hours of drive time up to 13 under adverse conditions.
Yes but it’s driving time, and in package we spend half our time selecting packages, delivering, and picking up. It would take a very very rural route with very low stop density and lots of miles to get tomeight hours of behind-the-wheel drive time in a day.
 

Rack em

First to worst!
Yes but it’s driving time, and in package we spend half our time selecting packages, delivering, and picking up. It would take a very very rural route with very low stop density and lots of miles to get tomeight hours of behind-the-wheel drive time in a day.
I've heard of a route that does 12-15 stops a day and it's over 12 hours every day. I can't imagine it's less than 11 hours of drive time.
 

Jones

fILE A GRIEVE!
Staff member
I've heard of a route that does 12-15 stops a day and it's over 12 hours every day. I can't imagine it's less than 11 hours of drive time.
It doesn't matter because package drivers don't keep a log book. The only thing that counts in package is on duty time.
 
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