What are the hours-of-service rules (work hour limits)?

Posted by John Harris on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 @ 11:12 AM

Q: What are the hours-of-service rules (work hour limits)?

A: Under federal hours-of-service regulations that will take effect January 2004, interstate commercial drivers won't be allowed to drive more than 11 hours or drive after 14 hours on duty until they have had a 10-hour break. Drivers cannot drive after accruing 60 work hours during a 7-day period or 70 work hours during an 8-day period, but a "restart" provision will allow truckers to actually go for 17 hours in 7 days or 88 hours in 8 days.

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