While some measure of finality is a welcome feature of new HOS rules, the change is far from 100% positive. Between serious potential for inconsistent enforcement and the certainty of lowered productivity, there are a lot of lemons in the new rules.
Taking a positive attitude about being dealt this latest bushel of lemons, Team Run Smart blogger Henry Albert says, “One of the principles I’ve operated my business from is the old adage ‘when life throws you lemons you make lemonade.’ This adage has served me well over the years through the many twists and turns that my business and my life have gone through.”
Born of necessity during an earlier career in racing, Albert’s penchant for turning adversity into advantage inspires his advice for dealing with HOS lemons.
Of dealing with the ever-changing rules in racing, Albert explains, “On each rule if I looked hard enough, I could find a silver lining to be exploited advantageously on the track. Sometimes making lemonade out of lemons was not the answer, as at times I had to make lemon pie.”
, Team Run Smart