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