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February 2007 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8: Splitting of Daily Off-Duty Time / Sleeper Berths.

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1 February 2007 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8: Splitting of Daily Off-Duty Time / Sleeper Berths

2 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -2 Drivers can use sleeper berths and team drivers to increase off-duty time flexibility What is a sleeper berth? How can a single driver use a sleeper berth to increase off-duty time flexibility? What are team drivers? How can team drivers use a sleeper berth to increase off-duty time flexibility? © Microsoft®

3 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -3 What will I learn in this module? Sleeper berth construction criteria Sleeper berth rules for a single driver Sleeper berth rules for team drivers © Microsoft®

4 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -4 What is a sleeper berth? Area of commercial vehicle used for sleeping accommodation Sleeper berths must meet specific construction requirements Driver cannot “make” a sleeper berth using driver, passenger or back seat area

5 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -5 Sleeper Berths in Commercial Vehicles In cab or securely attached to cab In cargo space if separated from rest of cargo space Cannot be in sleeping facilities being transported as cargo (example: boats, campers, travel trailers) Cannot be in or on a semi-trailer or full trailer

6 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -6 Sleeper Berths in Commercial Vehicles 1.9 metres x 60 cm x 60 cm Easy and direct access Adequate heating, cooling, ventilation and protection from exhaust, leaks, dust and rain Mattress ≥ 10 cm; adequate sheets and blankets (sleeping bag is adequate) Means of preventing ejection of occupant © Microsoft®

7 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -7 Sleeper Berths in Buses In passenger compartment 1.9 metres x 60 cm x 60 cm Solid walls and locking door Window shades to control lighting levels Adequate heating, cooling, ventilation and protection from exhaust, leaks, dust and rain Mattress ≥ 10 cm; adequate sheets and blankets (sleeping bag is adequate) Means of preventing ejection of occupant

8 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -8 What are the sleeper berth rules for a single driver? Driver can split 10 hours daily off-duty time into sleeper berth periods  Driver must rest in the sleeper berth  Each sleeper berth period ≥ 2 hours  Total for 2 consecutive sleeper berth periods ≥ 10 hours

9 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module 8 -9 Possible Combinations of Sleeper Berth Periods Sleeper Berth Period Total Sleeper Berth Time 3 hours7 hours10 hours 4 hours6 hours10 hours 5 hours 10 hours

10 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Example #1

11 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Eligible Sleeper Berth Periods Sleeper berth period >= 2 hours This sleeper berth period + another sleeper berth period >= 10 hours Driving time <= 13 hours (before and after the sleeper berth period) No driving after 14 hours on-duty (before and after the sleeper berth period) No driving after 16 hours elapsed time (before and after the sleeper berth period)

12 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Daily Limits When Using Sleeper Berth Stop driving after 13 hours driving time in a “day” Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time in a “day” At least 10 hours off-duty in a “day” and none of the off-duty time can be deferred to the next day © Microsoft®

13 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Work Shift Limits When Using Sleeper Berth Stop driving after 13 hours driving time (before and after each eligible sleeper berth period) Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time (before and after each eligible sleeper berth period) Stop driving after 16 hours of elapsed time (before and after each eligible sleeper berth period)

14 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Work Shift Limits When Using Sleeper Berth Include all activities since the end of previous sleeper berth period until start of next sleeper berth period Exclude current sleeper berth period Previous Sleeper Berth Period Work Shift (Part A) Current Sleeper Berth Period Work Shift (Part B) Next Sleeper Berth Period © Microsoft®

15 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Start of Work Shift #1 Start of Work Shift #2 Start of Work Shift #3 End of Work Shift #1 End of Work Shift #2 End of Work Shift #3 A CB Example #1 (cont’d)

16 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Switch to a Regular Work Shift 8 consecutive hours off-duty time to make the switch Can be combination of off-duty time and time spent in the sleeper berth as long as the time is continuous REST FOR 8 CONSECUTIVE HOURS

17 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module What are the sleeper berth rules for team drivers? Team drivers (co-drivers) can split 10 hours daily off-duty time into sleeper berth periods  Driver must rest in the sleeper berth  Each sleeper berth period ≥ 4 hours  Total for 2 consecutive sleeper berth periods ≥ 8 hours  2 additional off-duty hours for each co-driver

18 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Possible Combinations of Sleeper Berth Periods Option Sleeper Berth Period Additional Off-Duty Time Total Off- Duty Time 14 hours 2 hours10 hours 24 hours5 hours1 hour10 hours

19 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Example #2

20 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Eligible Sleeper Berth Periods Sleeper berth period >= 4 hours This sleeper berth period + another sleeper berth period >= 8 hours Driving time <= 13 hours (before and after the sleeper berth period) No driving after 14 hours on-duty (before and after the sleeper berth period) No driving after 16 hours elapsed time (before and after the sleeper berth period)

21 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Daily Limits When Using Sleeper Berth Stop driving after 13 hours driving time in a “day” Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time in a “day” At least 10 hours off-duty in a “day” and none of the off-duty time can be deferred to the next day © Microsoft®

22 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Work Shift Limits When Using Sleeper Berth Stop driving after 13 hours driving time (before and after each eligible sleeper berth period) Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time (before and after each eligible sleeper berth period) Stop driving after 16 hours of elapsed time (before and after each eligible sleeper berth period)

23 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Work Shift Limits When Using Sleeper Berth Include all activities since end of previous sleeper berth period until start of next sleeper berth period Exclude current sleeper berth period Previous Sleeper Berth Period Work Shift (Part A) Current Sleeper Berth Period Work Shift (Part B) Next Sleeper Berth Period

24 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Start of Work Shift #1 Start of Work Shift #2 Start of Work Shift #3 End of Work Shift #1 End of Work Shift #2 End of Work Shift #3 AB CD Example #2

25 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Co-Driver Daily Log

26 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Switch to a Regular Work Shift 8 consecutive hours off-duty time to make the switch Can be combination of off-duty time and time spent in the sleeper berth as long as the time is continuous REST FOR 8 CONSECUTIVE HOURS

27 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Switch from Team Drivers to Single Driver Record change in the daily log Follow rules for new driving situation (i.e., single driver) from that point forward

28 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Team Drivers Single Driver

29 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Module Summary of Daily and Work Shift Limits (Sleeper Berth) Daily Limits Regular Time:  No driving after 13 hours driving  No driving after 14 hours on-duty  At least 10 hours off-duty Work Shift Limits Single Driver Using Sleeper Berth:  No driving after 13 hours driving on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period  No driving after 14 hours on-duty on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period  No driving after 16 hours elapsed time on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period (excluding time in eligible sleeper berth period) (Eligible sleeper berth period ≥ 2 hours; total for 2 eligible sleeper berth periods ≥ 10 hours) Team Drivers Using Sleeper Berth:  No driving after 13 hours driving on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period  No driving after 14 hours on-duty on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period  No driving after 16 hours elapsed time on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period (excluding time in eligible sleeper berth period) (Eligible sleeper berth period ≥ 4 hours; total for 2 eligible sleeper berth periods ≥ 8 hours. Require 2 additional hours of off-duty time.)


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