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Hours of Service Exceptions


Hours of Service Exceptions

§395.1 Scope of the rules in this part.  

Guidance Q&A
Question 33: If a driver using either short-haul exception in § 395.1(e) finds it necessary to exceed the exception limitations for unforeseen reasons, is the driver in violation of the § 395.3 rest break provision if more than 8 hours have passed without having taken the required rest break?

Guidance: No. A driver using a § 395.1(e) short-haul exception who...