We use it all the time in the busy season. I am talking about the 16 hour exemption and not any adverse condition stuff. This is from the FMCSA website. I dont think crossing state lines will "disqualify" you as a local driver. I havent found anything that says so.
16 - Hour Exception for Property-Carrying Drivers
Drivers may extend the 14 - hour on duty period by 2 hours if they:
Are released from duty at the normal work reporting location for the previous 5 duty tours AND ,
Return to the normal work reporting location and are released from work within 16 hours AND,,
Have not used this exception within the last 6 days, except following a 34 - hour restart of a 7/8 day period.
The 16 hour exception?:
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local or air miles has NOTHING to do with 16 hr exemption, read the rules the guy posted. Once a week and you had to return to the same terminal every day for the previous 6 and of course it cannot put you over 60/70 hr rule. You could drive 300 plus miles out from your terminal turn around and come back every night and use the 16 hr exemption 1 time each week.
Am I correct that the 16 hour short haul exemption allows the 14 on duty rule to be extended to 16 hours on duty one time in 7 days?
My big question is: Am I correct that the 16 hour short haul exemption does NOT extend the maximum driving time past 11 hours?
You are correct on both counts.
But, you must start and terminate you tour of duty at the same place every day that week to claim the exemption. In other words, you can not lay over anywhere within the past 7 days.bullhaulerswife Thanks this.
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