Don Hummer Trucking

Fall Back

Posted on 11/03/2017 at 06:00 AM by Troy Cummings

It's almost time to turn your clocks back an hour! 

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 am

 

In 1784, Benjamin Franklin wrote the essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light" which suggested candle usage could be reduced by waking up earlier to make use of natural light in the mornings. It wasn't until 1895 that the actual idea of daylight saving was proposed by a gentleman from New Zealand. In the early 1900s, the first nationwide implementation was organized in the German Empire and Austria-Hungary. Over the years, many countries used daylight saving in one form or another, especially since the energy crisis in the 1970s.

 

While the act of changing the clock twice a year can be a little disruptive for some, it is actually of great importance for truck drivers. Drivers can easily travel through 2 or 3 time zones in a day. This can cause uncertainty about what zone they are in at any time. Couple that with daylight saving time and it can really mess with a person's head! Any time our drivers take a load, all the times are given to them in Central Standard Time (CST) because that is where our corporate office is located. Drivers end up having to do the math as they progress on the load to ensure they are converting zones correctly. This is just another of the many aspects that make a driver's job difficult.

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 am

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