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Are there allowances made in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for delays caused by loading and unloading?

Hours of Service of Exceptions

§395.1 Scope of the rules in this part.  

Guidance Q&A

Question 4: Are there allowances made in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for delays caused by loading and unloading?

Guidance: No. Although the regulations do make some allowances for unforeseen contingencies such as in §395.1(b), adverse driving conditions, and §395.1(b)(2), emergency conditions, loading and unloading delays are not covered by these sections.

Regulatory Topic: Hours of Service of Exceptions
Published Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997