You asked for an example where "an RCA working less that 40 hours a week isn't gaming the system."Exactly. When eval works in favor of carriers, no one is screaming to pay the money back. Before COVID tons of routes were clocking in less time on their routes and still getting paid extra.
Somehow working 30+ hours and being paid 24 is still gaming the system?
Before Covid this route was not getting done early, just on time. Now, working close to a full day extra per week. Before Covid tons of routes were also NOT clocking in less time. This isn't always gooses or ganders.