IBT Power Point Summary of New DOT Regs

July 8, 2013: The International Union has a thorough summary of the new DOT regulations now in effect.  While much of this will impact nonunion operators and drivers more than union, a few parts are very relevant to many drivers. 

Examples of important things to note are the prohibition on the use of hand-held phones (page 15 in the summary); the prohibition on more than eight hours of consecutive driving (page 11), which now outlaws for example a UPS package car driver or cartage driver working all day and then taking their lunch as the end, to get off earlier.

The changes in the 34-hour reset (page 10) will affect nonunion drivers primarily, and will probably have no impact on Teamsters. This 2004 memo from the IBT Freight Division on the 34-hour reset is presumably still in force.


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