my company of 1600 trucks & few other companies around the country are very family friendly. we drive monday thru friday with sat & sun off. i've been getting a restart for my 19 yrs with this company. the 1 thing that made us mad was the 168 hr rule. sometimes i would come home on thurs evening and leave out on sun or mon or come home on sat 10 am & leave again sun nite or mon morning. i would come and go as i decide to do so. i never understood how my truck could start the 168 hr clock with out me. my doctor or dentist appt have to fall on a mon or tues, and with a mon appt i would not leave until tues morning around 9 or 10.
My lands really Ive got a quistion How Can You make more money with a rule that will not allow you to run your truck from east to west coast without being shut down if you leave one coast line when you get to the other you will not have enough time to get back home for your break or restart more money to be away from home longer Who pays that ? Not to mention less runs in a year means less money ? WOW
I wish it was left like it was. I actually made more money after it was changed to 1 a week. That put a crimp on the ones that like to run hard and cheap. That opened up a lot of freight because a lot of the cheaters on the 34 hr.restart had to slow down. I've mostly seen if you always want to make real money on what you haul you usually won't fill 1 log book in a week let alone 2 . But its always been like that in my 45 years of trucking. There are always plenty saying work me like a rented mule pay me just enough so I can eat at a fast food place, and let me stop at night just long enough so I can cry on another drivers shoulder.
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