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6.4.1 Exceptions (395.1)

HOS rules apply to all carriers and drivers except in specific situations related to the topics below. See 49 CFR 395.1 for more information.

Note: Some topics are complete or partial exemptions from compliance with HOS rules, while others are exceptions to the record of duty status (RODS) requirements.

  • Adverse driving conditions
  • Emergency conditions
  • Agricultural operations
  • Commercial beekeeping operations
  • Construction materials and equipment utility
  • Covered farm vehicles
  • Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 explosives
  • Driver/salesperson
  • Groundwater well drilling operations
  • Hi-rail vehicles
  • Livestock
  • Motion picture production site
  • Oilfield operations
  • Pipeline welding trucks
  • Railroad signal employees
  • Ready-mixed concrete delivery
  • Retail store deliveries
  • Short-haul provision: CDL & non-CDL operator
  • Sixteen-hour exception for property-carrying driver
  • Sleeper berths
  • State of Alaska
  • State of Hawaii
  • Travel time
  • Utility service vehicles

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