Part of why I started Trucking Answers was to help explain the FMCSA rules to drivers. I teach this at work and very few drivers seemed to know the actual rules of the FMCSA. There are many folk tales of this and that but what are the actual rules to follow? If you don't know them you can be subject to a ticket.
I started an occasional series called "Trucking 101" which I thought was very clever. In each one I go over 1 rule in depth to explain it. I then get stacks of angry emails telling me I have no idea what I am talking about. UGH. The Green Book is the final word on these things. Personal Conveyance is very limited and much misused. I have done a number of these videos and I am sure there will be more to come as the rules are about to change again. I always encourage everyone to follow the rules and run legal all the time. This puts immense pressure on the industry forcing wages up. When drivers violate the rules they cut their own pay. Part of the reason we do not make more money is because we are forever cutting our own throat. Think about it this way, if a company can get you to work for free, why would they ever pay you? Every time you violate the HOS you are doing just that. They would need an extra driver except you are willing to violate the log to "get the job done". Hogwash.
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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.