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6.4.2 Property-Carrying Operations (395.3)

49 CFR 395.3 lists the maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles.

Hour of Service Rules for Property-Carrying Operations

Rule

Definition

Start of Work Shift

A driver must take 10 consecutive hours off duty prior to starting a shift.

14-Hour “Driving Window” Limit

A motor carrier must not permit or require a driver, nor shall a driver drive after the 14th hour after coming on duty following 10 consecutive hours off duty. Once reaching the 14-consecutive-hour limit, drivers must have 10 consecutive hours off duty before driving again.

11-Hour Driving Limit

During the 14-consecutive-hour period explained above, drivers are only allowed to drive for up to 11 hours. Once a driver has driven 11 hours, he or she must have 10 consecutive hours off duty before driving again.

30-Minute Rest Break

Except for drivers who qualify for either short haul exception listed in 49 CFR 395.1 (e)(1) or (2), driving is not permitted if more than 8 hours have passed since the end of the driver’s last off duty or sleeper berth period of at least 30 minutes.

60 and 70-Hour Limits

A motor carrier must not permit or require a driver, nor shall a driver drive after a total of:

  • 60 hours on duty in 7 consecutive days (if the motor carrier does not operate CMVs every day of the week); or
  • 70 hours on duty in 8 consecutive days (if the motor carrier does operate CMV’s every day of the week).

Note: An off duty period of 34 or more consecutive hours may restart a driver’s 7 or 8 consecutive day period. See Sections 395.3(c)(1) and 395.3(c)(2) for applicable 34-hour restart provisions. FMCSA suspended indefinitely enforcement of the 1–5 a.m. periods and once in 168 hours.

Note: If the driver of a property-carrying CMV works more than one job of any kind, that time must also be included as on-duty time.

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