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May a truck driver use the adverse driving conditions exception if he/she has accumulated driving time and on-duty (not driving) time, that would put the driver over 14 hours or over 70 hours in 8 consecutive days?

Hours of Service Exceptions

§395.1 Scope of the rules in this part.  

Guidance Q&A

Question 3: May a truck driver use the adverse driving conditions exception if he/she has accumulated driving time and on-duty (not driving) time, that would put the driver over 14 hours or over 70 hours in 8 consecutive days?

Guidance: No. The adverse driving conditions exception applies only to the 11-hour rule.

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