This has never been much of a honeymoon. After one of our recent articles noted that large percentages of drivers and fleets don't believe ELDs are good for the transportation industry or are making trucks safer, we got another big dose or three of feedback.
Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) adjustment of more leeway in what can be counted as personal conveyance—a driving status that can allow a truck driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle outside of the HOS on-duty drive time constraints—scores of drivers say more must be done.
FMCSA helped with one big problem many truck drivers complained of: running out of available drive time while delivering or picking up a load and then being told to leave the premises. The agency said a driver in that situation can operate the truck to the nearest safe parking space to take the necessary off-duty time and rest.