SUMMARY OF HOURS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS

The following table summarizes the HOS regulations for property-carrying and passenger-carrying drivers.

HOURS-OF-SERVICE-RULES
PROPERTY-CARRYING DRIVERS PASSENGER-CARRYING DRIVERS
11-Hour Driving LimitMay drive a maximum of 11 hours

after 10 consecutive hours off duty.

10-Hour Driving LimitMay drive a maximum of 10 hours after 8

consecutive hours off duty.

14-Hour LimitMay 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 LimitMay 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.

Rest BreaksMay drive only if 8 hours or less

have passed since end of driver’s

last off-duty or sleeper berth period

of at least 30 minutes.  Does not

apply to drivers using either of the

short-haul exceptions in 395.1(e).

[49 CFR 397.5 mandatory “in

attendance” time may be included

in break if no other duties

performed]

60/70-Hour LimitMay not drive after 60/70 hours on duty

in 7/8 consecutive days.

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.

60/70-Hour LimitMay 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.  Must include two periods

from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. home

terminal time, and may only be

used once per week, or 168 hours,

measured from the beginning of

the previous restart.

Sleeper Berth ProvisionDrivers 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.