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US Code - 2013 truck driver rules - current revised regulations

Jan 1, 2013

REVISED HOURS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS IN A NUT SHELL

  • Drivers may drive up to 11 hours in the 14 hour on duty window after they come on duty following 10 or more consecutive hours off duty.
  • The 14 hour on duty window may not be extended with off duty time for a meal or fuel stops, etc.
  • The prohibition on driving after being on duty 60 hours in 7 consecutive days, 70 hours in 8 consecutive days remains the same, but drivers can RESTART the 7 - 8 day period anytime a driver has 34 consecutive hours of being off duty.
  • CMV drivers using the SLEEPER BERTH PROVISION must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth, or off duty, or any combination of the two.

§395.5 Maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles.

Subject to the exceptions and exemptions in §395.1:

(a) No motor carrier shall permit or require any driver used by it to drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle, nor shall any such driver drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle:

(1) More than 10 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty; or

(2) For any period after having been on duty 15 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty.

(b) No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver of a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle to drive, nor shall any driver drive a passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicle, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver's services, for any period after—

(1) Having been on duty 60 hours in any 7 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier does not operate commercial motor vehicles every day of the week; or

(2) Having been on duty 70 hours in any period of 8 consecutive days if the employing motor carrier operates commercial motor vehicles every day of the week.

[70 FR 50073, Aug. 25, 2005] - This was the last revision date as of 01-17-07.

 

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