Property-Carrying Four Rules 11 Hour Rule A Driver Shall not DRIVE more than 11 hours following the equivalent of at least 10 consecutive hours off duty. 14 Hour Rule A Driver Shall not DRIVE after coming on duty 14 hours following the equivalent of at least 10 consecutive hours off duty.
60 Hour Rule A Driver Shall not DRIVE after being on duty 60 hours in any 7 conseutive days. 70 hour Rule A Driver Shall not DRIVE after being on duty 70 hours in any 8 consecutive days.
Rest Period Options Off Duty Time At least 10 consecutive and uninterrupted hours off duty. Continuous Sleeper Berth Provision At least 10 consecutive and uninterrupted hours in the sleeper berth.
Continuous Off Duty and Sleeper Berth Provision : At least 10 consecutive hours sleeper berth and off duty time combined and uninterrupted. Sleeper Berth : The equivalent of at least 10 consecutive hours off duty.
Required Information In A LOG BOOK Date Total miles driving today Truck or Tractor and Trailer number Name of Carrier Drivers signature/ certification 24-hour period starting time Main office address
Remarks- locations where change of duty status occurs. Name of co-driver if applicable. Total hours ( at far right edge of grid) Shipping document number (s) or name of shipper and commodity.
Hand Held On Board Recording Devices ( AOBRDs) A electronic or mechanical device capable of recording drivers duty status information accurately and automatically as required by CFR 395.15. The device must be integrally synchronized with specific operations of the commercial motor vehicle in which it is installed.
AOBRD Definition cont. At a minimum, the device must record engine use, road speed, miles driven, the date and time of day
AOBRDs must be capable of producing: Hours of service Chart Electronic Display Or Printout showing time and sequence of duty status change Note : Being able to print is not a violation CFR395.15 does not require AOBRDs to produce a print out at roadside.
On Board Information Must have an instruction sheet: How data may be stored How data may be retrieved from the recording system Must have a supply of blank drivers record of duty status graph -grids
A smart phone log book application does not constitute an AOBRD, as it is not communicating with the vehicle by being integrally synchronized.
Use of Mobile Telephone Using at least one hand to hold a mobile telephone to conduct a voice communication; Dialing or answering a mobile telephone by pressing more than a single button Reaching for a mobile telephone in a manner that requires a driver to maneuver so that he or she is no longer seated driving position, restrained by a seat belt that is properly installed.
Use of Hand-Held Mobile Telephone No driver shall use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving No motor carrier shall allow or require its drivers to use a hand-held mobile telephone while driving
Definition Driving means operating a commercial motor vehicle on a highway, including while temporarily stationary because of traffic, a traffic control device, or other momentary delays Driving does not include operating a commercial motor vehicle when the driver has moved the vehicle to the side of or off a highway and has halted in a location where the vehicle can safely remain stationary.
Exceptions 911 calls to report a accident A bluetooth wireless or wired device A speaker phone function Use of single-button control on the steering wheel or dash board Push to talk two way communications