Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.
Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.
States are likely to treat rest-break violations differently, some requiring the offending driver to sit for the break, but it should not be marked as an official out-of-service violation, says CVSA.
Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."
Though it's too soon to know exactly how enforcement of the new hours-of-service regulations are faring, the enforcement community to this point has noticed some confusion and many questions regarding the required 30-minute break.
The guidance comes on the heels of the July 1 effective date of hours of service rule changes and clarifies guidance it says has an "effect of discouraging drivers from taking breaks" or documenting them ...
Domestic workers making state-by-state inroads on their own FLSA exemption (similar to company drivers') from the possibility of overtime pay -- meanwhile, a friendly, familiar, potentially lucrative contest.
According to some analysts, it could make good financial sense to fleets to switch early to self-driving trucks.
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