Service Hour Requirements
There are limits to the number of hours a commercial vehicle driver can be “in service” according to Title 49 CFR, Part 395.3. For example, according to Vehicle Code 21702 VC, it is a misdemeanor for a truck driver in the state of California to spend more than twelve consecutive hours on the road in a 24-hour period.
Service Hour Exceptions
Exceptions for service hour regulations only typically exist for emergencies.There are also exceptions for certain trades and vehicles that transport passengers.
Driver’s Maintenance Records
According to FMCSR, Title 49 CFR, Part 395.8 there are requirements and specific procedures for driver’s to document their service hours. There are also specific requirements for safekeeping service hour records. As with all regulations, there are exceptions to these timekeeping rules.
Commercial Vehicle Identification
Self propelled commercial vehicles need to be identified according to the FMCSR, Title 49 CFR Part 390.21.