Hours of Service Drivers – updated June 1, 2020

Hours of Service Drivers Final Rule - This final rule is effective September 29, 2020

FULL ARTICLE:  https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-of-service

"FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. The Agency: (1) expands the short-haul exception to 150 air-miles and allows a 14-hour work shift to take place as part of the exception; (2) expands the driving window during adverse driving conditions by up to an additional 2 hours; (3) requires a 30-minute break after 8 hours of driving time (instead of on-duty time) and allows an on-duty/not driving period to qualify as the required break; and (4) modifies the sleeper berth exception to allow a driver to meet the 10-hour minimum off-duty requirement by spending at least 7, rather than at least 8 hours of that period in the berth and a minimum off-duty period of at least 2 hours spent inside or outside of the berth, provided the two periods total at least 10 hours, and that neither qualifying period counts against the 14-hour driving window." -FMCSA

Last updated:  June 01, 2020
from:  https:/https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-of-service/www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/hours-service-drivers-final-rule

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