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Property-Carrying CMV Drivers
Passenger-Carrying CMV Drivers
11-Hour Driving Limit
May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
10-Hour Driving Limit
May drive a maximum of 10 hours after 8 consecutive hours off duty.
14-Hour Limit
May not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10
consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.
15-Hour On-Duty Limit
May not drive after having been on duty for 15 hours, following 8 consecutive
hours off duty. Off-duty time is not included in the 15-hour period.
60/70-Hour On-Duty Limit
May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. A driver may
restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off
duty.
60/70-Hour On-Duty Limit
May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days.
Sleeper Berth Provision
Drivers using the sleeper berth provision must take at least 8 consecutive hours
in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper
berth, off duty, or any combination of the two.
Sleeper Berth Provision
Drivers using a sleeper berth must take at least 8 hours in the sleeper berth,
and may split the sleeper-berth time into two periods provided neither is less
than 2 hours.
NOTE:
The only amendments that affect passenger-carrying drivers are the change to the on-duty definition, which allows time spent resting in a parked commercial motor
vehicle to be considered off duty, and the penalties provision, which categorizes as “egregious” any violation of the driving-time limit by 3 or more hours (thus invoking
maximum penalties). These operations must comply with the hours of service limitations specified in
49 CFR 395.5
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Commercial Drivers License (CDL) New Hours of Service Rules (2012 / 2013)
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PROVISION
CURRENT RULE
FINAL RULE – COMPLIANCE DATE JULY 1, 2013
Limitations on minimum "34-hour
restarts"
None
(1) Must include two periods between 1 a.m.- 5  a.m. home terminal
time.
(2) May only be used once per week.
Rest breaks
None except as limited by other rule provisions
May drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since end of driver's last
off-duty period of at  least 30 minutes. [HM 397.5 mandatory "in                 
attendance" time may be included in break if no other duties performed]
PROVISION
CURRENT RULE
FINAL RULE – COMPLIANCE DATE FEBRUARY 27, 2012
On-duty time
Includes any time in CMV except sleeper-berth.
Does not include any time resting in a parked CMV. In a moving
property-carrying CMV, does not include up to 2 hours in passenger
seat immediately before or after 8 consecutive hours in sleeper-berth.
Also applies to passenger-carrying drivers.
Penalties
"Egregious" hours of service violations not
specifically defined.
Driving (or allowing a driver to drive) 3 or more hours beyond the
driving-time limit may be considered an egregious violation and subject
to the maximum civil penalties. Also applies to passenger-carrying
drivers.
Oilfield exemption
"Waiting time" for certain drivers at oilfields
(which is off-duty but does extend 14-hour duty
period) must be recorded and available to
FMCSA, but no method or details are specified
for the recordkeeping.
"Waiting time" for certain drivers at oilfields must be shown on logbook
or electronic equivalent as off duty and identified by annotations in
"remarks" or a separate line added to "grid."
Source: Hours-of-Service (HOS) Final Rule (December 2011) (PDF Version)
CURRENT HOURS OF SERVICE (HOS) RULES