I won't repsond to any specific posts and I'm a little surprised of those that might think are harsh and/or personal comments in my above posts. I was only hoping to make folks consider some of their past decisions which are mostly limited and expressed in these WM threads.
Also I find it interesting that folks seem to have missed that I including a lot of qualifiers/caveats in my posts ...
1st post: "I know personally", "I highly doubt", and "IMO"
2nd post: "I personally think", "What I woiuld call", and "sense to
3rd post: "best answers I have seen, but with the caveats I posted in my post above'
4th post: "sorry I think", and the two "IMOs"
5th post: "probably pushing beyond what IMO", "My suggestion" and finally "Sorry, but I think I'm about done and if all my rants aren't deleted please excuse my indulgence here on this subject."
1: to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2: to scold vehemently
neither of which I feel I did w/o appropriate qualifers/caveats.
It's obviously up to each individual, but even professional drivers must obey strict driving times with manatory "down times" with stirct federally mandated limits HERE
and hope folks would take these into consideration. As non professional drivers, with rigs probably requiring more attention to detail I think even those limits are too generous for us, but that again as all other posts here are just our personal opinions.
Here are the basic limits as I read them
May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
May not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.