ALL YOUR RULES SO FAR HAS PUT A LOT OF US OUT OF BUSINESS. THE RATES HAVE BEEN SO BAD THE LAST TWO YEARS THAT WE COULDNT KEEP OUR RIGS IN TOP SHAPE ANY LONGER AND A LOT OF US EVEN LOST OUR HOMES. I MYSELF HAD TO GIVE UP MY TRUCK BACK TO THE FINANCE COMPANY. THE ONE THING THAT YOU COULD DO IS MAKE ALL TRUCKS IN ALL STATES GO BY THE HOUR. MAKE ALL SHIPPERS PAY THE PREVAILING WAGE FOR THIS SERVICE AND WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO KILL OURSELVES OR OTHERS. OTHERWISE LEAVE THINGS BE, YOUVE HURT US ENOUGH. YOU HAVE NOT HELPED THE TRUCKERS YET.
Enough with the new rules crap!
You don’t tell auto workers how many hrs a day they can work then get in a car and drive to Florida!
Get reall the altime safety numbers have improved so much-what’s the deal?? Lobbyist selling there goods ?
Why don’t we really regulate them??
One other thing-if they want a real solution to ver hrs why not implement 12 on 12 off and 72 off after 120 hrs. Teams run 6 on and 6 off. No human I know can lay in a sleeper of a moving truck 10 hrs straight. I can’t lay in my bed at home 10 hrs!
post acc drug test for all autos cell phone post acc for autos higher fines for autos csa scores for autos look at the them stop useing trucks for a cash cow for money trucks are safer now then ever joe public wont admit its them that are the cause of most tt/ car crash/s
shippers call for na truck you make it on time and sit sit sit mandatory detention time pay allso a shipper score to many over loaded miss loaded truck and they can not ship no more time and time i go into a place 30 days later a whole new crew of temp workers load the trucks/ that have no idea what they are doing/ all the recorder will do is cut into a drivers day and cost money for carriers some big co/s have the recordes set where you can drive up to or around a terminal and not record driveing til a certain speed or time is lapsed to get around the rules driveing any where is driveing be it a roadway or a terminal a box will allso allow a co to tell drivers he still has time left to work in spite of if he is tired or not it should be driver discretion/ i myself rarely run my log out
Thanks for feedback here, everyone. Be sure to send in your thoughts to the FMCSA as well. Details on how at the end of the story here, of course.
New rules,new laws, when will you be satisfied, our record is constantly improving, leave us alone for a while,and we will continue to improve.
Maybe your time would be better spent trying to improve your approval rating,you are kind of in the basement now, I would hate to be out in public with the approval rating of our leaders at this time, please work on your rating as hard as you are working on ours.
Thanks for listening.
Pingback: Foiling the truckhackers, winning the triathlon | Overdrive - Owner Operators Trucking Magazine
It would be a lot more useful to install on board 4 channel (at least) video recorders only. With solid state hard drives of 72 or more hours capacity. This would provide visual evidence of what the idiot motoring public does around professional truckers and their truck/trailer rigs. This would provide all the statistics needed to prove any court case in accidents or tickets, and set the record straight on who actually causes the accidents involving commercial trucks. And stay with the paper log books, and stick with the established or the old rules for hours of service that we are used to working with. ( 10 hr. or 11 hr., take a poll among drivers for which one. )
Pingback: The limits of social media: More drivers needed in Washington meeting rooms | Overdrive - Owner Operators Trucking Magazine
OverdriveOnline.com strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.
"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the ...
Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.
Kenworth Class 8 factory trucks now available with a 3-yr/300,000-mile extended warranty. Details here: http://t.co/rk8z6luPSN