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34 Hour Restart Examples

Logging Example #29

Day 1

Day 2

Explanation - 34 Hour Restart: In this example, the 34 hour restart has been completed successfully. The driver took 34 consecutive hours off duty from 1:00 a.m. on Day 1 until 11:00 a.m. on Day 2. Not only does this satisfy the 34 hour consecutive break requirement, but it also satisfies the two required break periods between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. on Day 2, the drivers 34 hour break was completed and his/her 70 hour limit would reset.

Logging Example #30

Day 1

Day 2

Explanation - 34 Hour Restart: This example shows a 34 hour restart which is incomplete. While the driver took a total of 34 hours off duty from 4:00 a.m. on Day 1 until 4:00 p.m. on Day 2 (total of 36 hours off duty) the driver still did not meet the requirements. Two rest periods must be taken between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and in this example, only one rest period during those hours were completed (Day 2). This driver is not necessarily in violation of any rules, but he/she still must count back the previous 8 days when calculating the 70 hour limit as the 34 hour break did not reset the 70 hour limit.

Final Thoughts On The Logbook Examples

These 30 logbook examples were meant to be challenging. If you fully understand each example, you'll certainly have a great understanding of how to use HOS regulations to your advantage out on the road. Most drivers, for example, do not fully understand the split sleeper berth provision or even the 8 hour sleeper berth provision. Being armed with this knowledge will help you in your daily trip planning and will help maximize your earnings. If you still don't have a full understanding of each example, you should consider going over the examples you're having trouble with again. Your future earnings potential is at stake!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

Review Questions - Click On The Picture To Begin...

Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?

Day 1

Day 2

  • No, the driver didn't complete two rest periods between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • Yes, the restart has been completed
  • None of these answers are correct
  • No, the driver didn't spend enough time off duty to complete the restart

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Day 1





Day 2







Explanation - 34 Hour Restart: In this example, the 34 hour restart has been completed successfully. The driver took 34 consecutive hours off duty from 1:00 a.m. on Day 1 until 5:00 a.m. on Day 2. Not only does this satisfy the 34 hour consecutive break requirement, but it also satisfies the two required break periods between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. At 5:00 a.m. on Day 2, the drivers 34 hour break was completed and his/her 70 hour limit would reset.

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Is the below example a completed 34 hour restart?

Day 1

Day 2

  • No, the driver didn't complete two rest periods between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • No, the driver didn't spend enough time off duty to complete the restart
  • Yes, the restart has been completed
  • None of these answers are correct

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Day 1





Day 2






Explanation - 34 Hour Restart: This example shows a 34 hour restart which is incomplete. While the driver took a total of 34 hours off duty from 4:00 a.m. on Day 1 until 4:00 p.m. on Day 2 (total of 36 hours off duty) the driver still did not meet the requirements. Two rest periods must be taken between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and in this example, only one rest period during those hours were completed (Day 2). This driver is not necessarily in violation of any rules, but he/she still must count back the previous 8 days when calculating the 70 hour limit as the 34 hour break did not reset the 70 hour limit.

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