Question About Rest Time Rules

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Scott S.'s Comment
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Can team drivers take shorter turns continuously?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Can team drivers take shorter turns continuously?

The split sleeper berth rule withstanding ......Once you start your 10 break it's means 10 hours before you have you full drive time/work time back again.

Team driver have to follow the same rules as solo drivers except when a solo driver stops he sleeps for 10 hoirs. A team truck changes out drivers and keep moving.

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.

Wine Taster's Comment
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Not sure if I understand the question.... Each driver can drive for 11 hours a day. Each driver can be on duty no more than 14 hours a day. The on-duty time may or may not be drive time. It could be unload time, checking in at a shipper , fueling, etc. I guess you could have a driver start at 0600 and drive 5 hours. Then the other driver starts at 1100 and drives 3 hours. Then, the first driver could drive from 1400 for 5 more hours. The second driver could then drive for 6 more hours starting at 1900. At that point both drivers have tapped out on their 14 hour clock. The second driver was limited to 9 hours driving. Then on top of that both drivers are going to be killing their 70 hour clock. I really see no advantage to splitting it up. It can be done though.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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