Drivers call for hours changes
Unpredictable hours and long delays in loading and unloading cause problems with hours because the waits become unprofitable on-duty time, said Donald Blair, who drives for his family-owned fleet. “Something needs to be done about that,” he said.
Donna Wing said the current hours rule allows less work time per week than the prior rule, which limits her income, so any revision needs to extend allowable work. “I have to stay out and make up for that time that is lost,” she said. “I love my family. I love my home. I just don’t get there that much.”
D.J. Brown called for better training of new drivers and more simplicity overall in regs that affect drivers. “Let the feds take care of the DOT,” he said. “They gave it to states. The states gave it to the counties. The counties gave it to the cities. There’s no way I can keep up with all those laws.”