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May a driver operate any motor vehicle, at the direction of the motor carrier, after being placed out of service for an hours of service violation?

operation of motor vehicles when declared Out-of-Service

§395.13 Drivers declared out of service.   

Guidance Q&A

Question 1: May a driver operate any motor vehicle, at the direction of the motor carrier, after being placed out of service for an hours of service violation?

Guidance: An out of service order issued under §395.13 extends only to the operation of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)s. State procedures may differ.

Regulatory Topic: operation of motor vehicles when declared Out-of-Service
Published Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997