What is the 14-hour rule?

What is the 14-hour rule?

The 14-hour rule According to the 14-hour rule, a property-carrying driver may not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty. The driver can’t resume driving unless he/she has taken 10 consecutive hours off-duty. The limit is 15 cumulative hours for passenger-carrying vehicles.

What is the 60 hour 7 day rule?

The rule basically means that a commercial truck driver can only be on duty for 60 hours within any 7-day period, after which he cannot drive until his hours are below 60 (either with a 34-hour reset or by waiting for hours to “drop off”).

Can you split your 10 hour break?

The split sleeper berth rule allows a driver to extend an on-duty shift by splitting the required 10 consecutive hours of off-duty time into two shifts. Under the FMCSA rules, the combination of the two rest periods is considered the equivalent of a 10-hour break.

How many hours can a tractor trailer driver drive?

Most heavy tractor-trailer drivers work full time. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates the hours that a long-haul truck driver may work. Drivers may not work more than 14 hours straight, comprising up to 11 hours driving and the remaining time doing other work, such as unloading cargo.

Can you make a living driving a tractor-trailer?

Driving a tractor-trailer can be a great way to make a living—the pay is good, and the job offers a great deal of freedom and flexibility. Before you can get behind the wheel you have to get your commercial driver’s license. Once you’ve passed the required tests, you can work for a company or as an independent driver.

Can a truck tractor-semitrailer be too long?

A state shall not impose a limitation on the overall length of a commercial vehicle operating as part of a truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer or truck tractor-semitrailer combination. A state shall not prohibit truck tractor-semitrailer commercial vehicles.

What is the maximum length of a truck trailer in Texas?

Length: 59’6″ trailer or load on Interstate and designated highways 65′ truck and trailer on other highways Overhang : 4′ front, 8′ rear (over 59’6″ length of load on trailer needs permit on all roads.)