The new HOS proposal has been out now and drivers are really happy, in general with the "flexibility" it will provide. This is mainly due to the up to 3 extra hours a day you can spend off duty and extend your 14 hour day to 17 hours. I have seen no one talking about the fact that this is UNPAID time. You will be adding 3 hours a day unpaid. Is that the flexibility you want? This will relieve the pressure on shippers and receivers to get you out sooner. Your company has much less incentive to get you moving because you have all this new "flexibility". It pains me to see OOIDA in support of the new proposal. Why are many drivers in a constant fight to try to work as many hours as possible for free? Plus, who the heck wants to work 17 hours a day? It is bad enough to have to fight companies to get paid, now the drivers are on the side of the company and willing to add 3 unpaid hours a day. Ridiculous.
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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.