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May a driver use on-duty not driving time during a roadside inspection to satisfy the 30-minute break?

Frequently Asked Questions Relating to 2020 Changes to Hours of Service Regulations

Question 19

Q: May a driver use on-duty not driving time during a roadside inspection to satisfy the 30-minute break?

A: Yes. If the driver is stopped for at least 30-consecutive minutes for the roadside inspection, this time would be logged as on-duty, not driving, and it would satisfy the 30-minute break requirement.

Regulatory Topic: Hours of Service
Published Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Issued Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020