Today the FMCSA suspended the HOS part 390-399 until at least April 12. I will let you know if they extend it. If you haul some items you are exempt from the HOS regulations but you must still log your time and make a notation on your log about the temporary exemption. Also, once you deliver that load you then are required to take a 10 hour break before starting your next load. Trucking companies may try to take advantage of truck drivers and have them drive farther than they should. You are still responsible to get adequate rest and drive safely. Haz mat rules are not suspended meaning you still need the endorsement on your license and will still have to placard properly. Also, size and weights are not suspended so don't try to stuff 100000 pounds in your wagon. Be sure to get rest but it certainly is an opportunity to make some extra money. This will make rates on the spot market take a dive as suspending the FMCSA HOS rules increases truck capacity. Owner Operators will not be happy with this in the long run, that is for sure.
Have you seen any difference in your loads? What is your company saying about the suspension of the HOS through April 12? Let me know right HERE!
See you on the road!
Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.