OOIDA is doing a survey for the most disliked regs either on the books or proposed. MJ was trying to get folks to do the Survey so figure I would also push you folks to do it also. You can get to the survey from here: http://www.fightingfortruckers.com/ooida/?0 Doing a survey is but one small thing in a big production. I would encourage you all to call up your reps as OOIDA suggests once you make a list of your issues and how to fix them. I would also like to see us discuss here what regs are the worst from our individual perspectives. The worst 10 list will be ordered differently for most of us because we do not operate the same. @cbholister is in a day cab and paid hourly near ATL metro. His pissed off list is most likely different from mine being home based out of the PNW (heck mine is different when thinking about running shorties and when I air it out a bit). And @RedForeman though also an O/O will also be different than mine as I am leased on to a carrier (I think his safety manager is way cooler than the Safety Organization I have to deal with). My top 3 are: 1) The 70 hr/8 day rule. I can work with the 11 hour part of HOS rules. But to regulate me to 8 3/4 average per day ( if not taking a day off ) is an overreaching regulation. As a professional it was very easy to build my stamina to 10/11 hours driving per day. As a contract carrier It hurts my business to be required to either run less than my potential or take a day off bored silly at a place I do not really want to be. The bored silly part is a major psychological and stress full burden to me. It also throws off my internal clock that I feel degrades my safety for drive shift or 2 after taking a reset. Blue laws have always frustrate me. And to me this part of the reg is just another blue law. Really I have no interest in visiting a church, let alone one outside of my area. 2) The California Truck and Bus statutes, the ones that require EPA2007 and newer engines and Aero devices on trailers. It's the Cali regs I have an issue with. The EPA 2007 an newer engines have proven themselves to be not reliable. The industry may be approaching the point where reliability can be graded as a solid D in the American school grade system. As I look at my 800,000 truck (which should only be half used up) I am seriously looking at trading it in so that the inevitable catastrophic failure happens to someone else instead of me. Even if I am fortunate enough to avoid the failure I am confident electrical and emissions gremlins will eat away my pocket book shortly. Unfortunately my business model requires me to run Cali so I can not look for a pre-emissions truck. I am not sure I want to take on a $50k loan to upgrade to a newer truck that may be only marginally more reliable. 3) The 30 minute break rule has caused me severe intestinal distress. My body usually wants to take a 15 minute bio break about 2 hrs into a shift. The regs a written in such a way that it is in the best interest of the clock to hold it till at least 3 hours in. Really whoever wrote this needs to be buried under a pile of feces and then drowned in Urine that was held in by truckers for the extra hour. There are also times, if the ETA was tight, I run sleeper splits to avoid the extra time added to a run by this reg. It's a union favoring law not a safety reg. In fact it impairs my ability to operate safely.