Springing forward: Truckers prepare for daylight-saving time

| 3/7/2008

Prepare to change your cell phones, watches and dash clocks Saturday night – daylight-saving time is here.

In order to comply with a 2005 energy bill designed to cut utility usage, most U.S. states will move an hour forward officially from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.

Arizona and Hawaii don’t participate in daylight saving time.

In 2005, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that added four weeks to daylight-saving time beginning last year. Daylight-saving time now runs from the second Sunday of March until the first Sunday in November.

Because the switch occurs during the early hours of Sunday morning, many drivers may be off-duty during the time change.

OOIDA Member Darrell Hicks said he is rarely affected by the biannual time change.

“Other than being a nuisance and causing sleep issues for a couple of days, it’s never bothered me,” Hicks said.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer