How many hours can a local truck driver drive in a day?
14-Hour Driving Window
You are allowed a period of 14 consecutive hours in which to drive up to 11 hours after being off duty for 10 or more consecutive hours. The 14-consecutive-hour driving window begins when you start any kind of work.
What is the 14-hour rule?
The DOT 14-hour rule is a law that dictates how long a driver can work in a 24-hour time period. According to the rule, a driver must fit all of their drive time for the day into a 14-hour shift. This law states that a worker must take a mandatory ten hours off duty after their 14-hour driving shift.
What is the most hours a truck driver can work?
May 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.