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PeopleNet updates software for 34-Hour Restart suspension

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PeopleNet announced that it has completed all required Hours of Service system updates to suspend the July 1, 2013, US Federal 34-Hour Restart provisions.

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Effective immediately, once a driver completes a logout/leave/login on their display, the system will automatically recalculate the driver’s last cycle (last seven or eight days) and apply the new requirements for a 34-Hour restart. This process will clear all “invalid” cycle violations and provide the correct cycle hours available both on the in-cab display and on the PeopleNet Fleet Manager, noted the service provider.

In order to ensure  that the driver’s cycle hours are calculated using a valid restart, PeopleNet recommends that fleet owners prepare drivers to follow the instructions as outlined below:

For those drivers that completed their last 34-Hour Off Period on 12/14/2014 or 12/15/2014:

  • If operating on a US Federal 60/7 Cycle: Drivers should complete a logout/leave/login after your terminal start time on December 23, 2014;
  • If operating on a US Federal 70/8 Cycle: Drivers should complete a logout/leave/login after your terminal start time on December 24, 2014;
  • For those drivers that have taken a 34-Hour Off period on or after 12/16/2014, please advise that they can complete a logout/leave/login at any time.

For example, if a driver took 34 hours off on 12/20 and 12/21; the in-cab display and PeopleNet Fleet Manager will show the driver in cycle violation on the morning of 12/22 if they exceeded their cycle available hours. Once the driver completes a logout/leave/login and selects the applicable US Federal Regulation, the system will recalculate under the new rules and clear the cycle violation.

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Drivers can also view the HOS Summary screen and validate that they no longer have access to the 34 Hour Reset Start & Complete line items, after they complete a logout/leave/login (see image above). This will ensure that they are operating under the US Federal Regulation with suspension of the 34-Hour Restart provision (meaning that any 34-Hour Off period will reset their Cycle), said PeopleNet.

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