Monday, June 10, 2013

HOS as of July 1


The following table summarizes the HOS regulations for property-carrying CMV drivers. 
 (Valid as of July 1, 2013)
11-Hour Driving Limit May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.

14-Hour Limit May not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.
Rest Breaks May drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since end of driver’s last off-duty or sleeper berth period of at least 30 minutes.
60/70-Hour On-Duty Limit May not drive after 70 hours on duty in 8 consecutive days. A driver may restart an 8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty. Must include two periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. , and may only be used once per week, or 168 hours, measured from the beginning of the previous restart.

Sleeper Berth Provision Drivers using the sleeper berth provision must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth, off duty, or any combination of the two.

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