The rules suck. They are not simple, they are not fun, and they sure take a lot of the glam out of the gig. Unfortunately they are here to stay.
Since the rules have been in place, accidents have been reduced. No disputing that. Sure they may not be needed for YOU, but on average, overall, they work. Could they be better? Absolutely. Do they need to evolve? For sure. Will complaining help? No.
The DOT rules are here to stay, the best bet is to just learn to keep the wheels rolling and money flowing despite the speed bumps you come upon.
It is easy to get caught up in the Debbie downer whines of drivers complaining about the DOT rules and regulations, but this does not help. Avoid letting the negative thoughts creep in your mind or they will fester and drive you crazy out there on the open roads!
In an attempt to let people know what it is like for over the road drivers, I am heading out with Jim Palmer Trucking driver Allie Knight.