When You Are Off 48 Consecutive Hous Does That Mean That You Have Gained You 70 Hours Back To Start Again From 0

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Sandra M. J.'s Comment
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When you are off 48 consecutive hous does that mean that you have gained your 70 hours back to start again from zero?
lilrichie collins's Comment
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Chris L.'s Comment
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You only need 34 consecutive hours off as long at it includes two periods between 1am-5am.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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It would depend on the start of your last 34 hour break. For example. I usually get weekends off. However, when I first started, I finished at 7 p.m. on Friday. That is when my break begins, until a few days ago when I finished at 8 p.m.

You only get ONE 34 hour restart in an 168 hour period.

Website on info about 34 hour restart below...

From JJKeller on Hours of Service, etc.


Brett Aquila's Comment
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Excellent Dave! I didn't even know you could only do one restart every 168 hours. Geesh!

Here's the quote:

The biggest change on July 1st was a reduction in the number of hours a driver is allowed to log in a 7-day (168-hour) period, due to changes in the 34-hour “restart” provision. The previous rule allowed a driver to work right up to his or her 60- or 70-hour limit, take a 34-hour restart, and then go again. This allowed drivers to accumulate up to 82 working hours in a 7-day period.

As of July 1, 2013, the new rule limits the maximum number of hours a driver can work and drive to 70 hours per week, by limiting when and how often a driver can take a “restart.” One change requires that the restart break include two back-to-back nighttime periods of rest from 1:00 am to 5:00 am, which could force some drivers to be off duty for longer than 34 hours to get a valid restart. Another change limits the use of the restart to once in any 168-hour period (exactly 7 days, down to the hour). The rule specifically says that a driver cannot start another restart break until 168 hours have passed since the start of his or her last restart break. Also, if a driver has multiple potential 34-hour restart periods off within a 7 day period, the driver will need to indicate on the log or time records which one of those breaks is being counted as the restart, if any.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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