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5 Take-Aways: HoS Proposed Changes

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Aug 19, 2019 10:54:49 AM

With the much anticipated hours-of-service proposed rule changes announced, ACT Research team breaks down the 5 take-aways as well how this will impact carriers.

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  1. More flexibility in 30-minute rest break
  2. Split duty 7-3 or 8-2 would make up for getting stuck at a dock
  3. Adds two hours to driving day (14 to 16) in case of weather (10 hours overall does not change)
  4. Add 30 minutes to 3 hours onto day for congestion, but must be followed by at least 10 hours in berth before next day
  5. Short-haul exemption from 100 to 150 miles, and from 12 to 14 hours

How will this impact carriers ?

Carriers have a desire for productivity, and it would be great for driver quality of life. The proposed changes offer greater flexibility for drivers, potentially adding a "benefit" to the work environment. However, proposed changes would be to add capacity to an already overcapacitized market, further impacting rates and profits.

Stay tuned for more information and insights from ACT Research on the proposed HoS changes.


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