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Example #7 ---- 14 Hour Rule

 

14 Hour Rule

 

AA driver may not drive beyond the 14th hour after coming on-duty following 10 hours off-duty.

No violation on Day 1.

Example # 7 -- Day #1 -- Sleeper Berth Provision -- In this example the sleeper period from 8:00pm (Day 1) to  4:00am (Day2) 8 hours sleeper period excludes from the 14 hour period.

No violation on Day 2

Example # 7 -- Day #2 -- Sleeper Berth Provision -- In this example the sleeper period from 8:00pm (Day 1) to 4:00am (Day 2) 8 hours sleeper period excludes from the 14 hour period. The 2nd break from 7:00 am to 9:00 am is used to make the 10 hours required.

Compliance with the 11-hour and 14-hour rules is recalculated from the end of the first of the two periods used to obtain 10 hours of duty. In this example 4:00am

No violation on Day 3

Example # 7 -- Day 3 -- Sleeper Berth Provision --  A reset of the 14 hour rule occurs at 04:00 am. (Day 2). The end of the 1st period. During the day the driver takes another 2 hour break from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. No violations have occurred at this point, and the driver can use either period as their 1st break of the next duty status. the driver takes the eight (8) hour sleeper beginning at 6:00pm till 2:00am (Day 3).  DOT will be using the break closest to the eight (8) hour sleeper. Either 2 hour period could be used. In all cases it is better to use the break closes to the eight (8) hours sleeper berth period.

Compliance with the 11-hour and 14-hour rules is recalculated from the end of the first of the two periods used to obtain 10 hours of duty. In this example 3:00pm (Day3)

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