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Obama Administration to Reconsider H.O.S. Rules

logbookThe Obama administration agreed on Tuesday to consider regulatory changes to the current Hours of Service rules.  As you all know, the Bush administration changed the H.O.S. rules several years ago.  Previous to the change, drivers were able to drive for 10 consecutive hours, which had been the rule for 60 years.

The Bush administration changed the rule in hopes of decreasing driver fatigue.  But consecutive hours of driving was increased to 11 hours.  The FMCSA will propose a new H.O.S. rule within the next nine months.  I’ll keep you all posted.

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  1. October 28, 2009 at 10:41 am

    with this possible change comming,will i have to “buy” another PC.MILER or can i redo the settings? just wondering. maybe J.P. can help me….

  2. jpdubois
    October 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    PC MILER will adapt in much the same way driver’s will. The next couple years will be another jerk-off dance by FMCSA and organizations like CRASH determined to control the industry. Since there is little they know and little they can do I have put on my psychic cap and devined that they will return to 10 hours driving and abolish the restart rule and proclaim how they have saved the world.

  3. John wieczorek
    October 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

    These organizations and our gov are not going to be happy till we have the black boxes, so I for one say just put them on then we can charge fo all the miles we run and the time we put in, and I would like to think Cabotage laws could be inforced. I think a driver should not have to work 70 hours or more a week just to make a decent living. Just my thoughts would like to hear other comments. Thanks John #7439

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