Trucker Nation joined forces with D&K Truck Compliance in a particular effort to gather data, away from the FMCSA and other carriers and drivers who may operate within the COVID waiver from the past year. From their result, the two organizations believe that “for 600 days professional truck drivers have been proving the point we were all trying to make when we petitioned to change HOS.” And now, ages later, the FMCSA is signaling an intention to utilize data. All to be from carriers who run underneath the COVID-19 exemption. This, of course, being post-September 1st, for the purposes of getting “how many carriers use the exemptions, how often, and for which purposes.” As a result, the data would deliver to carriers with varying results.
On a data chart, compiled by OverdriveOnline.com, approximately 56% of truck drivers surveyed have not been using the COVID-19 emergency declaration waiver to parts of the hours of service. Only 23% of the truck drivers surveyed said that they had been using the COVID-19 emergency declaration waiver to parts of the hours of service.
Regarding COVID-19, there had been complaints regarding the phenomenal question: “Why are we asking truck drivers to capture hours that they aren’t subject to?” Plenty of questions are bring left unanswered as a result of the FMCSA not doing their due dilligence. The data collection effort on COVID-waiver use is to be announced in tandem with waiver changes coming into effect on September 1st. Of course, the FMCSA would believe that every truck driver should be a law-abiding, sixteen-wheel driving, highway hauling citizen of these United States.