I’ll start off by addressing our LoadTrek clients – No matter what happens, it’s simply a matter of adjusting your HOS profile parameters. If the HOS rules change, you can quickly and simply accommodate these new rules in your AOBRD / ELD.
Why another HOS rule? There was a mistake made in last year’s budget package in regards to the 34 hour restart. This mistake in wording essentially nullified the 34 hour restart, although FMCSA decided to not enforce what is obviously a mistake.
The proposed rule states that a driver may not come off his 34 hour restart break if that driver has worked more than 73 hours in a 7 day period. The proposed rule does not change the existing 60 hours/7 days or 70 hours/8 days rule.
The rule must make it out of the House. If it makes it to the President, he has indicated he will veto the measure.
Before we do anything – let’s see if the rule changes or makes it out of the House.