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February 2007 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14: Exemptions.

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1 February 2007 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14: Exemptions

2 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -2 Situations when a driver is exempt from driving, on-duty or off-duty limits: Emergencies Adverse driving conditions Driver traveling as a passenger Commercial vehicle used for personal use © Microsoft®

3 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -3 What will I learn in this module? Emergencies Adverse driving conditions Traveling as a passenger Commercial vehicle for personal use © Microsoft®

4 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -4 What is an emergency? Sudden, urgent, unexpected situation that requires immediate action Safety or security of people is at risk or likely to be in jeopardy Does not include driver’s desire to get home, shipper’s demands, loading/ unloading delays, market declines or a shortage of drivers

5 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -5 What can a driver do in an emergency? Driving, on-duty, off-duty, and cycle limits do not apply in an emergency Drive to the first available safe location Remove persons and load from emergency situation Record emergency in “Remarks” section of daily log

6 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -6 What are adverse driving conditions? Snow, sleet, fog, or other adverse weather conditions, that were not known to a driver or a motor carrier immediately before driver began driving from last place of rest Includes unusual road conditions Does not include delays at border crossings © Microsoft®

7 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -7 What can a driver do in adverse driving conditions (south of 60°N)? Increase driving and on-duty time in the cycle by up to 2 hours Decrease daily off-duty time by up to 2 hours Daily Off-Duty Requirement 10 hours – 2 hours = 8 hours Daily Driving Limit 13 hours + 2 hours = 15 hours Daily On-Duty Limit 14 hours + 2 hours = 16 hours

8 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -8 What can a driver do in adverse driving conditions (south of 60°N)? Driver must stop driving after 16 hours of elapsed time in a work shift Record adverse driving conditions in the “Remarks” section of daily log

9 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -9 Example

10 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -10 Summary of Adverse Driving Condition Limits (South of Latitude 60°N) Daily Limits (start time of 24-hour period specified by carrier)  No driving after 13 hours driving + maximum 2-hour extension  No driving after 14 hours on-duty + maximum 2-hour extension  At least 8 hours of off-duty time which form part of 8 consecutive core off-duty hours Work Shift Limits (period between end of one core rest period and start of next core rest period)  No driving after 13 hours driving + maximum 2 hour extension  No driving after 14 hours on-duty + maximum 2 hour extension  No driving after 16 hours elapsed time (includes all time in work shift)

11 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -11 What can a driver do in adverse driving conditions (north of 60°N)? Increase driving time by up to 2 hours Driver must take required 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time We will discuss driving north of latitude 60°N in detail in Module 16 © Microsoft®

12 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -12 When is a driver traveling as a passenger? Motor carrier asks driver to travel as passenger in commercial vehicle, car, train, aircraft or boat to destination where driver will begin driving Upon reaching the destination, driver takes 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time before driving

13 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -13 Example

14 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -14 When is a driver traveling as a passenger? Co-driver (team driver) who has been, or is about to be, the driver must rest in the sleeper berth (cannot sleep on passenger seat) © Microsoft®

15 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -15 When can a driver use a commercial vehicle for personal use? Vehicle is unloaded Any trailers are unhitched Distance traveled does not exceed 75 kilometers in a day (actual distance not radius distance) Driver records odometer reading in logbook at beginning and end of personal use Driver is not subject of an out-of-service declaration

16 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -16 When can a driver use a commercial vehicle for personal use? Using vehicle for personal use/reasons, travel time is off-duty (example: use commercial vehicle as a personal vehicle for weekend) Returning to home terminal at end of work shift, travel time is on-duty driving time Driving to home terminal to report for work, travel time is off-duty

17 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 14 -17 Example If driver uses vehicle to perform business for motor carrier, must record as on-duty time


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