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How may a driver using the sleeper berth provision obtain the off-duty time required by 395.3(a)(1)?

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

Question 1

Q: How may a driver using the sleeper berth provision obtain the off-duty time required by 395.3(a)(1)?

A: A driver may obtain the required off-duty time by accumulating A) at least 10-consecutive hours off-duty; B) at least 10-consecutive hours of sleeper berth time; C) a combination of consecutive sleeper berth and off-duty time amounting to at least...

Does the exception in §395.1(k) for “drivers transporting agricultural commodities or farm supplies for agricultural purposes” cover the transportation of poultry or poultry feed?

Hours of Service Agricultural Commodities

§395.1 Scope of the rules in this part.  

Guidance Q&A
Question 30: Does the exception in §395.1(k) for “drivers transporting agricultural commodities or farm supplies for agricultural purposes” cover the transportation of poultry or poultry feed?

Guidance: No. The exception was created by Sec. 345(a)(1) of the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 [Public Law 104-50,109 Stat.568, at613], which provides...