Is lunch factored into hours of service?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bigmistake, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    What's the difference if you shift for 10 hours or drive a forklift for 10 hours and then go drive for 4 hours on road.

    The FMCSA does not have an issue with driving a forklift for 10 hours and then driving on road for 4 hours.

    I've done both. Driving a forklift for 10 hours makes you more tired than shifting for 10 hours, but the FMCSA doesn't care.
     
  2. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    I disagree.

    Straight from JJ Keller

    2. What are the requirements of a “yard” according to the FMCSA?
    The requirement is that the vehicle cannot be operating on what is defined in §390.5 as a “highway.” A highway is any roadway, public or private, that the public can operate a four-wheeled vehicle on that is not restricted by signs or gates.

    Top 10 FAQs About the ELD 'Yard Move' Special Driving Category | J.J. Keller Encompass Fleet Management System | ELDs, ELogs & More
     
  3. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    I think you are missing the larger picture. The FMCSA regulations apply to commercial motor vehicles and commercial drivers. A forklift is not a commercial motor vehicle. Loading trailers for 10 hours is more fatiguing than both activities but the FMCSA doesn't care if you do that then drive for 4. JJ Keller even recognizes it's for"small vehicle moves" , similar to personal conveyance, and isn't contradicting the activity described in the guidance that still governs. I'll stick with the guidance until it is changed or removed, but it's been there at least since ELDs were implemented.
     
  4. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    The benefit of the air mile exception is that drivers only record on duty time. You only need to keep track of hours worked because UPS has already proven they qualify for the DOT exception. This exception means you do not keep track of drive time, so, as a package car driver using the air mile exception you will never be classified on duty driving because you are not required to keep a log book, just your hours worked.

    I don't understand what you guys are going back and forth about. If your first job of the day doesn't require use of a log book then HOS rules would apply and the driver would be responsible for knowing how much time he has available for the day. If you shifted for 3 hours you would have 11 hours drive time/on duty time available and be required to take a meal before 8 hours on duty. If as a shifter you went off private property it would be different.
     
  5. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    That's my opinion also.

    @104Feeder is saying the FMCSA classifies the shifting time as driving, thus only leaving 8 hours of drive time available.
     
  6. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    There is an interpretation specific to shifting which is still currently posted on FMCSA that qualifies such work as on duty driving time. Correct that the 150 air mile exception dispenses with the log book which makes the classification of your time moot. We aren't arguing, just debating finer points of HOS mostly because we obviously enjoy the same sandbox (fine white crushed coral sand, no cat turds, pristine classic TONKA trucks).
     
  7. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Snub-nose International......