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Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety * Article 3. General Driving Requirements Maximum Driving and On-Duty Time.   

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(a) General. Except as provided in Sections 1212(b)(1), 1212(f), 1212(i), 1212(j), and 1212(k), no motor carrier shall permit or require any driver used by it to drive nor shall any such driver drive:

(1) Interstate drivers, intrastate bus drivers, and drivers of tank vehicles with a capacity of more than 500 gallons transporting flammable liquid:

(A) More than ten hours following eight consecutive hours off duty; or

(B) For any period after having been on duty 15 hours following eight consecutive hours off duty.

(2) Intrastate Truck Drivers:

(A) More than 12 hours following eight consecutive hours off duty; or

(B) For any period after having been on duty 15 hours following eight consecutive hours off duty.

(3) School Bus, School Pupil Activity Bus, Youth Bus and Farm Labor Vehicle Drivers:

(A) More than ten hours within a work period; or

(B) After 16 consecutive hours have elapsed since first reporting for duty.

(b) Maximum On-Duty Time. No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver, regardless of the number of motor carriers using the driver's services, to drive nor shall any driver drive for any period after:

(1) Interstate drivers:

(A) Having been on duty 60 hours in any seven consecutive days if the employing motor carrier does not operate motor vehicles every day of the week; or

(B) Having been on duty 70 hours in any period of eight consecutive days if the employing motor carrier operates motor vehicles every day of the week.

(2) Intrastate drivers, except as provided in Section 1212(k), having been on duty for 80 hours in any consecutive eight days.

Authority cited:

Vehicle Code 31401

Vehicle Code 34501

Vehicle Code 34501.5

Vehicle Code 34508

Education Code 39831

Reference:

Vehicle Code 545

Vehicle Code 31401

Vehicle Code 34003

Vehicle Code 34501

Vehicle Code 34501.2

Vehicle Code 34501.5

Vehicle Code 34508

Education Code 39831

(Amended by Register 2000, No. 3.)