Module 8 - Alberta Ministry of Transportation

Report
Commercial Vehicle
Drivers Hours of
Service
Module 8:
Splitting of Daily Off-Duty
Time / Sleeper Berths
February 2007
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
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Drivers can use sleeper berths and team drivers to
increase off-duty time flexibility
 What is a sleeper berth?
 How can a single driver use a sleeper berth to
increase off-duty time flexibility?
 What are team drivers?
 How can team drivers use a sleeper berth to
increase off-duty time flexibility?
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What will I learn in this module?
Sleeper berth construction criteria
 Sleeper berth rules for a single driver
 Sleeper berth rules for team drivers
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What is a sleeper berth?
Area of commercial vehicle used for
sleeping accommodation
 Sleeper berths must meet specific
construction requirements
 Driver cannot “make” a sleeper berth using
driver, passenger or back seat area
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Sleeper Berths in Commercial
Vehicles
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In cab or securely attached to cab
In cargo space if separated from rest of cargo
space
Cannot be in sleeping facilities being transported
as cargo (example: boats, campers, travel
trailers)
Cannot be in or on a semi-trailer or full trailer
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Sleeper Berths in Commercial
Vehicles
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1.9 metres x 60 cm x 60 cm
Easy and direct access
Adequate heating, cooling, ventilation and
protection from exhaust, leaks, dust and rain
Mattress ≥ 10 cm; adequate sheets and blankets
(sleeping bag is adequate)
Means of preventing ejection of occupant
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Sleeper Berths in Buses
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In passenger compartment
1.9 metres x 60 cm x 60 cm
Solid walls and locking door
Window shades to control lighting levels
Adequate heating, cooling, ventilation and
protection from exhaust, leaks, dust and rain
Mattress ≥ 10 cm; adequate sheets and blankets
(sleeping bag is adequate)
Means of preventing ejection of occupant
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What are the sleeper berth rules
for a single driver?
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Driver can split 10 hours daily off-duty time
into sleeper berth periods
 Driver
must rest in the sleeper berth
 Each sleeper berth period ≥ 2 hours
 Total for 2 consecutive sleeper berth periods
≥ 10 hours
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Possible Combinations of
Sleeper Berth Periods
Sleeper Berth
Period
3 hours
Sleeper Berth
Period
7 hours
Total Sleeper
Berth Time
10 hours
4 hours
6 hours
10 hours
5 hours
5 hours
10 hours
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Example #1
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Eligible Sleeper Berth Periods
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Sleeper berth period >= 2 hours
This sleeper berth period + another sleeper
berth period >= 10 hours
Driving time <= 13 hours (before and after the
sleeper berth period)
No driving after 14 hours on-duty (before and
after the sleeper berth period)
No driving after 16 hours elapsed time (before
and after the sleeper berth period)
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Daily Limits When Using Sleeper
Berth
Stop driving after 13 hours driving time in
a “day”
 Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time in
a “day”
 At least 10 hours off-duty in a “day”
and none of the off-duty time
can be deferred to the next day
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Work Shift Limits When Using
Sleeper Berth
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Stop driving after 13 hours driving time
(before and after each eligible sleeper berth
period)
Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time
(before and after each eligible sleeper berth
period)
Stop driving after 16 hours of elapsed time
(before and after each eligible sleeper berth
period)
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Work Shift Limits When Using
Sleeper Berth
Include all activities since the end of
previous sleeper berth period until start of
next sleeper berth period
 Exclude current sleeper berth period
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Previous
Sleeper
Berth
Period
Work
Shift
(Part A)
Current
Sleeper
Berth
Period
Work
Shift
(Part B)
Next
Sleeper
Berth
Period
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Example #1 (cont’d)
Start of
Work Shift
#1
Start of
Work Shift
#2
A
B
End of
Work Shift
#1
C
Start of
Work Shift
#3
End of
Work Shift
#2
End of
Work Shift
#3
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Switch to a Regular Work Shift
8 consecutive hours off-duty time to make
the switch
 Can be combination of off-duty time and
time spent in the sleeper berth as long as
the time is continuous
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REST FOR 8
CONSECUTIVE
HOURS
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What are the sleeper berth rules
for team drivers?
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Team drivers (co-drivers) can split 10
hours daily off-duty time into sleeper berth
periods
 Driver
must rest in the sleeper berth
 Each sleeper berth period ≥ 4 hours
 Total for 2 consecutive sleeper berth periods
≥ 8 hours
 2 additional off-duty hours for each co-driver
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Possible Combinations of
Sleeper Berth Periods
Option
Sleeper
Berth
Period
Sleeper
Berth
Period
Additional
Off-Duty
Time
Total OffDuty
Time
1
4 hours
4 hours
2 hours
10 hours
2
4 hours
5 hours
1 hour
10 hours
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Example #2
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Eligible Sleeper Berth Periods
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Sleeper berth period >= 4 hours
This sleeper berth period + another sleeper
berth period >= 8 hours
Driving time <= 13 hours (before and after the
sleeper berth period)
No driving after 14 hours on-duty (before and
after the sleeper berth period)
No driving after 16 hours elapsed time (before
and after the sleeper berth period)
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Daily Limits When Using Sleeper
Berth
Stop driving after 13 hours driving time in
a “day”
 Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time in
a “day”
 At least 10 hours off-duty in a “day”
and none of the off-duty time
can be deferred to the next day

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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Work Shift Limits When Using
Sleeper Berth

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Stop driving after 13 hours driving time
(before and after each eligible sleeper berth
period)
Stop driving after 14 hours on-duty time
(before and after each eligible sleeper berth
period)
Stop driving after 16 hours of elapsed time
(before and after each eligible sleeper berth
period)
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Work Shift Limits When Using
Sleeper Berth
Include all activities since end of previous
sleeper berth period until start of next
sleeper berth period
 Exclude current sleeper berth period
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Previous
Sleeper
Berth
Period
Work
Shift
(Part A)
Current
Sleeper
Berth
Period
Work
Shift
(Part B)
Next
Sleeper
Berth
Period
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Example #2
Start of
Work Shift
#1
Start of
Work Shift
#2
End of
Work Shift
#1
A
B
C
End of
Work Shift
#2
Start of
Work Shift
#3
D
End of
Work Shift
#3
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Co-Driver Daily Log
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Switch to a Regular Work Shift
8 consecutive hours off-duty time to make
the switch
 Can be combination of off-duty time and
time spent in the sleeper berth as long as
the time is continuous

REST FOR 8
CONSECUTIVE
HOURS
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Switch from Team Drivers to
Single Driver
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Record change in the daily log
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Follow rules for new driving situation
(i.e., single driver) from that point forward
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Team
Drivers
Single
Driver
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Summary of Daily and Work Shift
Limits (Sleeper Berth)
Daily Limits
Regular Time:
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No driving after 13 hours driving
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No driving after 14 hours on-duty
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At least 10 hours off-duty
Work Shift Limits
Single Driver Using Sleeper Berth:
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No driving after 13 hours driving on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period
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No driving after 14 hours on-duty on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period
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No driving after 16 hours elapsed time on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period
(excluding time in eligible sleeper berth period)
(Eligible sleeper berth period ≥ 2 hours; total for 2 eligible sleeper berth periods ≥ 10 hours)
Team Drivers Using Sleeper Berth:
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No driving after 13 hours driving on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period
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No driving after 14 hours on-duty on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period
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No driving after 16 hours elapsed time on either side of each eligible sleeper berth period
(excluding time in eligible sleeper berth period)
(Eligible sleeper berth period ≥ 4 hours; total for 2 eligible sleeper berth periods ≥ 8 hours.
Require 2 additional hours of off-duty time.)
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