Duty-Status Buttons in the GeoT Drive App
The FMCSA has revised the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations beginning on September 29th, 2020. The FMCSA hopes these new rules will add more flexibility to drivers without adversely affecting safety. There are 4 changes that will go into effect with these new regulations:
- The Short-haul Exemption
The new rule will expand this exemption to 150 air miles and will allow a 14 hour work shift.
2. Exemption for Adverse Driving
The new regulation will expand the driving window for adverse driving by up to an additional to 2 hours
3. 30 Minute Break Requirement
This now requires the 30 minute break to be made after 8 hours of driving time, instead of on duty time and now allows on duty/not driving time to count toward this break requirement. Yeah!
4 . Sleeper Birth
The new rule will now allow the driver to meet the 10 hour minimum off duty requirement by spending at least 7 hours of this period in the sleeper and requires a minimum of at least 2 hours spent inside or outside the berth. The two periods must equal 10 hours, however, and neither period counts toward the 14-hour driving window.
These new rules can be a bit confusing but also a bit exciting once you’ve understood them. For more details or explanation on the new rules that will be going into effect this month, take a look at the below links: