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Example #8 ---- 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 # 8 -- Sleeper Berth Provision -- In this example the drivers starts the eight (8) hour sleeper period right at the 14th hour 2:45pm. This eight (8) hours excludes and the reset the 11/14 hour clock to 11:00am. DOT will look at the closest two (2) hours but less than 10 hours break to the eight (8) hour sleeper period, to determine the start of the 14 hour clock.

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 11:00am  No where does FMCSA state that you must use the first qualifying period in this example either period, 5:00am -7:00am or 7:30am -11:00am will qualify. In their examples the use the same words 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 the example above the period from 7:30am to 11:00am is the first period and the period from 2:45pm to 11:00pm is the 2nd.

 

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