New Hours of Service Rules! Are You Aware?

ATTENTION: There are new DOT hours of service! These rules went into effect on February 27th, 2012. If your moving and storage company was not aware of these changes, allow us to inform you. Our experts at Wolpert Insurance are able to provide you with much more than just a free movers insurance quote; we strive to provide you with updates and news in the industry, too!

First, new rules started on February 27th:

•    Drivers may now log time spent “resting” in a parked commercial motor vehicle (CMV) as “off duty”. The driver cannot be working during this time.

•    Drivers may log up to 2 hours in the passenger seat of a moving CMV as “off duty” (provided that time is immediately preceded or followed by at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth).

For more information on changes going on in the industry, be sure to head over to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website. Also, be sure to come back next week when we will be discussing new mandatory rules that will be in effect starting July 1, 2013.

As for coverage, you can head over to Wolpert Insurance! We would be happy to provide your moving and storage company with a free movers insurance quote. Our specialties include: automobile liability, automobile physical damage, warehouse liability, motor truck cargo and more.

See you next week!