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From September, it will become easier for the trucker with updated HOS rules!
What will change from September 29?
Previously, CDL drivers were limited to 100 air miles for the short-haul exception. The short-haul exception now applies to drive within a 150-mile radius. If truck drivers' maximum working shift was only 12 hours earlier, now it has been increased to 14 hours.
Sleeper Berth Provision
Truck drivers are allowed to do a 7/3 split in addition to the usual 8/2 split. This means drivers can spend 7 hours in Sleeper Berth, finish some left-over driving time, and then do 3 hours in either Off Duty or Sleeper Berth to complete the split break.
30-Minute Break Requirement
This rule requires a 30-minute break after 8 hours of driving in On Duty status. 30-minute breaks now only need to be done after 8 hours of real driving. In the past, truckers had to take a 30-minute break within 8 hours of going On Duty, whether you were driving that whole time or not.
Adverse Driving Conditions Exception
This rule gives an additional 2 hours on the road if the driver is in unfavorable traffic conditions. When truck drivers announce "Adverse Driving Conditions" on their logs, they can now get an extra 2 hours for 11-hour driving hours and 14-hour duty hours.
To prepare for these significant changes, watch the Ezlogz explanation of the Final Rule.
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