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Interstate Truck Driver's Guide to Hours of Service

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Visit the FMCSA Guidance Portal to view and download the Interstate Truck Driver's Guide to Hours of Service.

Summarizes the Federal hours of service (HOS) regulations in Part 395 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that relate to property-carrying commercial motor vehicles and their drivers, complete with example scenarios and exceptions.

This guidance includes changes to the following four HOS provisions that went into effect on September 29, 2020:

  • Short-haul exception
  • Adverse driving conditions exception
  • 30-minute rest break requirements
  • Sleeper berth provision

Last updated: Thursday, April 28, 2022