Department of Transportation – Hours of Service Rules
Hours of Service rules are the rules set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s division of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) governing the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This includes truck drivers and bus drivers. These rules limit the number of (daily and weekly) hours spent driving, and regulate the minimum amount of time drivers must spend resting between driving shifts. A driver of a CMV is also required to keep a record of working hours using a log book, outlining the total number of hours spent driving and resting, as well as the time at which the change of duty status occurred.Getting Answers To The Important Questions About Tractor Trailer Driving
For those that are considering learning how to drive a tractor trailer, there are a few things that you should know. These tips should help you.
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Jeeps have been part of automobile Americana ever since the first Jeep rolled off the American assembly line. Jeeps are rugged vehicles, but every now and again they have to be refitted or have their parts and accessories customized to meet the growing demands of off-road driving. Whether it is for aesthetic purposes or for repair the most popular Jeep parts and accessories can be found easier and faster than in decades past.Helpful Tips for New Truckers
The trucking industry continues to grow rapidly. In 1920, there were one million freight trucks on American roads. By 2006, there were 23 million.Truck Drivers – When Can You Use the 16-Hour Short Haul Exception
Some drivers may be wondering if they qualify for the 16-hour short haul exception, and if they qualify, how can they legally use it without going over their Hours of Service. Although the concept is quite simple, all of the exceptions throw you for quite a ride. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as you embark on the ride of your life.Double Wide Trailers
Have you ever thought about how we rank everything on a continuum? We seem to love to compare things and then judge the worth of each thing and place it on a scale of what fair good and best.Scale House Transponders For Semi-Trucks
One of the most time consuming and delaying parts about being a truck driver is the seemingly constant stops at scale house to check your weight. Although it is very important to not be hauling overweight trucks down the roadway without the proper permits, it would be nice if there was a way to avoid the lines at scale houses and the delays they cause.