Short Haul exemption & the 70 Limit for CMV drivers

There are tons of things to talk about under the Short Haul Exemption, but we’re not going to get into the weeds today. What we’re going to focus on is the 70 hours in 8-day or 60 hours in 7-day rule.

Did you know that under the short haul exemption you still have to abide by the 70 hours in 8-day or 60 hours in 7-day rule.?

So many times we forget about that part of the regulation.

The Short Haul Exemption gives us the ability to work up to 12 hours a day, for CDL drivers and up to 14 hours a day for non-CDL commercial drivers.

A lot of companies forget that even though we can work 12 hours a day we can’t go over 70 hours in an 8-days. Without taking a 34 hour reset or 24 hour reset if you’re in the oilfield.

Many drivers think they can drive 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.  That’s a total of….  I’m horrible at math, let me get my calculator, out hold on… 84 hours in 7 days but they’re wrong.

No matter what exemption you’re operating under, you must abide by the 70 hours in 8-days or 60 hours in 7-days regulation.

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