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?
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