How have the new hours of service affected you?

Bob and Jackie Penfold
RWH Trucking
Crowley, La.
“They don’t. We run as a team.”

David Scott
Carriere, Miss.
“I don’t like that 14-hour rule. You’ve only got a certain amount of time. If you’re stuck in traffic, you could run out of time.”

Ronald Pressley
Clyde, N.C.
“I like it better in a way because we get to restart our hours. I don’t like the 10 hours we have to take. I can’t sleep 10 hours.”

Regina Jones
Columbus, Ga.
“They made me quit driving 48 states. Now I’m driving local. I was a team driver.”

Les Foster
Mid-State Systems
Hebron, Ohio
“I like the weekend hours, but the rest ain’t very good. Seems like you don’t have enough time in a day to do what we need to do.”

Crystal Lunnie
Lisa Motor Lines
Little Rock, Ark.
“I like it. I get two hours extra sleep. I get eight hours sleep and then have two hours to do laundry, eat.”

Stacy Burrell
Road Ready
Hubert, N.C.
“I didn’t drive 10 full hours at a time anyway.”

Diane Bolton
Timpson, Texas
“Actually, they’re better. I like that you get a 10-hour break. But I don’t see the point of them.”

Steve Kennedy
KW Transport
Gettysburg, Pa.
“I love it, the 34 hours off and start with a fresh 70.”

Jose Sarmiento
Martin Transport
Longview, Texas
“Not very much. I just unload and pull straight back to the house.”

Charlie Carter
Columbus, Ohio
“We don’t really care for it. Just don’t like lying around for 10 hours at a time. We should be able to sleep when we get tired.” n

Kenneth Sisco
Birmingham, Ala.
“They don’t bother me. I run team. They actually help me because I was running out of hours.”

Paul Maynard
CRST Malone
Catalbott, Tenn.
“A lot of people talked bad about them to start with, but they’re all right. We like them.”

William C. Jones
Pemberton Truck Lines
Tallulah, La.
“To me it’s a little bit better. You got more driving time. I think it’s pretty good.”

Rodney Anderson
East Coast Auto Transfer
“I’ve been running the same way I’d been running. I can’t afford to sit for a day and a half.”

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Russell Reed
Kingdom Cartage
“I’m getting mine. I’m happy.”

Mark Clevenger
CRST Malone
Talbott, Tenn.
“If they would just up our rates and lower the fuel we would be OK.”

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