34 Hour Reset Rules
§395.3 maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles.
(C)(1) Any period of 7 consecutive days may end with the beginning of any off-duty period of 34 or more consecutive hours; or.
Frequently asked questions.
G-1. May a driver spend part of his or her 34-hours of consecutive off-duty time in a sleeper berth?
Yes, provided the 34-hour period is consecutive and not broken by on-duty or driving activities
34 Hour Reset Rules.
• Any period of 34 hours off duty/sleeper combination or off duty will reset your 70 hour to zero’s.
• You cannot do any work such as fuel, scaling, loading or working on the truck. Get your fuel before your 34 hour starts.
• The restart is an exception; the 70-hour did not change. You can follow under the
Old way, but if you have 34 hours off you can gain a new 70 hours.
• MAKE SURE YOU GET A FULL 34 HOURS AND NOT 33.75 HOURS.
• If you are a driver who “might” go to Canada make sure you understand Canada does not recognize a 34 hour restart, you must have a 36 hour break instead. The easiest thing to do is take 36’s instead of 34 hour breaks.
• Canada also requires you to have a 24 hour period off duty/sleeper combination in the previous 14 days. If you had a restart in the last 14 days that would account for the 24 hour period.
The main this is between lines 1 & 2 you should have 34 hours with no lines 3 or 4 time interrupting it.
You can use the truck to bobtail to shopping, eating etc. This time you would log as off duty.
You should be logging line 1 when not in the truck and when in the sleeper your log should reflect in the sleeper.
Drive carefully. It's not only trucks that can be recalled by their Maker.