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11小时的驾驶限制仍然适用于使用新的短途异常的驱动程序

货运业以其恢复力和适应性而自豪。没有什么比对此的反应更加证明COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of rising health concerns, the trucking industry worked with shippers, consignees, law enforcement and health experts to keep our country moving. Carriers and drives adopted new协议to reduce exposure to this deadly virus like electronic shipping documents, new delivery restrictions, and the increased use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

事实上,每当卡车运输行业面临变革时,它会通过重新评估其程序尽可能高效地重新评估其程序,同时保持安全和遵守。例子包括新的法规,如通过认证的医学审查员规则的国家登记处,导致运营商适用于司机健康的审查,无论是采用更强的健康和健康计划还是进行自愿阻塞性睡眠呼吸暂停筛查。随着毒品和酒精清算所的实施方面更加注重构成强大的测试计划。电子记录设备(ELD)授权的实施是另一个优秀的例子。作为运营商采用elthey scrutinized their operations to discover and adapt to inefficiencies that weren’t apparent on paper logs.

最新一轮更改为服务规则的时间没有什么不同。随着运营商解包的新灵活性rule changesthat were effective in late September 2020, they are examining their operations to discover when and how to apply these changes to improve their operations while ensuring fleet safety.

What the Expanded Short-Haul Exception is All About

The updated hours of service rules are highlighting the need for a renewed understanding of the foundation of the Hours of Service rules and how they should be applied.

One of the most prominent examples has been carrier and driver use of the expanded short haul exception to the hours of service recordkeeping rules (49 C.F.R.§395.1(e)(1))。新的短途规则大大扩大了异常的适用性。

以前,如果他们没有在100个空中英里半径之外运行并返回正常工作报告位置,并且在12小时内从税收释放出来,则授权授权。现在,司机可以从正常的工作报告位置运营最多150个空中里程,并且必须在14小时内从税收释放,而不是12.如果他们符合这些标准,司机无需记录他们的驾驶和工作时间记录使用传统的日志或eld。相反,简单的时间卡斯 - esque记录系统足够了。

Understanding the Benefit of the Short-Haul Exception

Unfortunately, early evidence is revealing that some carriers and drivers have a misunderstanding of the intended benefit of the short-haul exception. When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented the short haul exception, they did so with a recognition that short-haul drivers often make many stops in a day, complicating recordkeeping. FMCSA also recognized that multiple stops during a shift reduced time on the driving task and, therefore, the potential for cumulativefatigue与长时间驾驶相关联。然而,FMCSA没有打算从整个服务规则中豁免这些驱动因素,这意味着11小时的驾驶限额仍然适用。

可以肯定的是,100个空中英里和12小时的限制使司机违反11小时的驾驶限额的可能性不太可能。这可能导致运营商和司机误解了作为豁免所有服务规则的例外,就像农业异常一样(49 C.F.R.§395.1(k))。

自2020年9月下旬以来的早期证据突出了这种误解,因为一些短途司机似乎违反了11小时的驾驶限额。这些驱动程序甚至可能甚至不知道他们违反了规则,因为它们不会保留详细的记录,并且最关心的是在14小时内回到他们的家庭终端。如果执法社区揭示错误,这些运营商和司机可能是一个粗鲁的觉醒,以损害载体和司机。利用新时期的服务灵活性的人应继续评估他们的运营,以遵守遵守。

与任何重大规则变化一样,该行业目前在评估期间,以效率,生产力和安全性。与医学考官注册处,药物和酒精净空房,以及在其之前的eld规则一样,正在举行一段重新发现和审查的服务规则。运输行业再次经过困扰和适应的时间和时间。这些新规则变化将没有什么不同。卡车!

有关短途异常或其他FMCSA法规的更多信息,今天联系Trimble.了解有关这些规则如何影响舰队和司机的更多信息。