A driver may also use the sleeper berth to extend the 14-hour limit. Any period in the sleeper berth of at least 8 consecutive hours does not count as part of the 14 hours, and, therefore, allows a driver to extend the time during which a driver could use their maximum 11 hours of driving.
What are the most common hours of service violations?
Here are the most common HOS driver violations from roadside inspections, and how to fix them:
- Stopping Form & Manner Violations.
- Stopping Not Current Violations.
- Stopping Driving Beyond Time Violations.
- False Records Violations.
- No Record of Duty Status and Failing to Retain Previous 7 Days’ Logs.
How long can you pause 14 hour clock?
Drivers can pause the 14-hour clock today
The driver must take a break of at least 2 consecutive hours sometime during the day. The break must be spent off duty or in a sleeper berth (or using a combination of the two).
What happens when a truck driver runs out of time?
By federal law, a driver can only drive so many hours per day/week before they absolutely must stop or face severe violations if their log book is checked. When they run out of hours, they must stop and wait for the clock to run out or wait for another driver to take over.