Hours of Service

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Hours–of–service rules: These rules, applying to trucks weighing 10,001 pounds or more, limit the number of hours a commercial driver may be behind the wheel. Every driver is required to keep a daily log of the time he or she has worked:

  • After 10 consecutive hours off duty, a truck driver may not drive for more than 11 hours.
  • A driver may not operate a truck beyond the 14th hour after coming on duty after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
  • A truck driver may not be required or allowed to drive for more than 60 total hours in seven consecutive days.
  • A truck driver may be required or allowed to drive for more than 70 total hours in eight consecutive days.

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