Module 9 - Alberta Ministry of Transportation

Report
Commercial Vehicle
Drivers Hours of
Service
Module 9: Cycles
February 2007
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
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In addition to daily and work shift limits, drivers
need to work within cycle limits
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What are cycle limits?
How many off-duty hours must a driver take
to reset the cycle?
What is “mandatory 24 hours off-duty”?
How do drivers switch cycles, restart their
current cycle, or change the start time of their
day?
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
What will I learn in this module?
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Cycle limits
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Cycle resets
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Cycle switching
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
What are the cycle limits?
Cycle 1 – limits on-duty time over a period
of 7 days
 Cycle 2 – limits on-duty time over a period
of 14 days
 Reach cycle limit - driver must stop driving
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
What are the cycle resets?
Driver can take extended period of off-duty
time (cycle reset)
 After reset period – accumulated on-duty
hours set back to zero, driver starts new
cycle and resumes driving
 Driver does not have to take cycle reset –
driver can reduce hours so as not to
exceed 70 or 120 hours
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Cycle 1
No driving after 70 hours on-duty time
during any period of 7 consecutive days
 Driver must take at least 36 consecutive
hours off-duty time to reset cycle
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STOP DRIVING
AFTER
70 HOURS
ON-DUTY IN
7 DAYS
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Cycle 1 Example
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
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

14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
Friday
Saturday
Off-Duty
Off-Duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
24 hours
off-duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
12 hours
off-duty
Start a new
cycle –
resume
driving
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Cycle 1 Example
Sunday
Monday
Off-Duty
Off-Duty
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
8 hours
on-duty
12 hours
on-duty
    
10 hours
on-duty
Saturday
    
13 hours
on-duty
3 hours
on-duty
Friday
10 hours
on-duty
13 hours
on-duty
13 hours
on-duty
10 hours
on-duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
24 hours
off-duty
11 hours
on-duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
12 hours
off-duty
Start a new
cycle – resume
driving
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Sliding Window
Day #
Total On-Duty for Day
Total On-Duty for 7 Days
1
13
2
8
3
12
4
10
5
11
6
3
7
10
67
8
10
64
9
13
69
10
13
70
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Cycle 2
No driving after 120 hours on-duty time in
any period of 14 consecutive days
 Driver can’t exceed 70 hours of on-duty
time without taking at least 24 consecutive
hours off-duty time
 Driver must take at least 72
consecutive hours off-duty time
to reset cycle

STOP DRIVING
AFTER
120 HOURS
ON-DUTY IN
14 DAYS
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Cycle 2 Example
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Off-Duty
    
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
  
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
8 hours
on-duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
16 hours
off-duty
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
STOP
DRIVIN
G
24 hours
off-duty
24 hours
off-duty
Friday
Off-Duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
24 hours
off-duty
Saturday
Off-Duty

14 hours
on-duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
8 hours
off-duty
Start a
new cycle
– resume
driving
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Cycle 2 Example
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Off-Duty
Off-Duty
Off-Duty
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
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


13 hours
on-duty
8 hours
on-duty
12 hours
on-duty
10 hours
on-duty
11 hours
on-duty
6 hours
on-duty
10 hours
on-duty
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



24 hours
off-duty
10 hours
on-duty
9 hours
on-duty
8 hours
off-duty
9 hours
on-duty
5 hours
on-duty
8 hours
on-duty





10 hours
on-duty
11 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
14 hours
on-duty
12 hours
on-duty
STOP
DRIVING
STOP
DRIVING
24 hours
off-duty
STOP
DRIVING
24 hours
off-duty
STOP
DRIVING
24 hours
off-duty
STOP
DRIVING
24 hours
off-duty
Start a
new
cycle –
resume
driving
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Sliding Window
Day #
Total On-Duty for Day
Total On-Duty for 14 Days
1
13
2
8
3
12
4
10
5
11
6
6
7
10
8
0
9
10
10
9
11
8
12
9
13
5
14
8
119
15
10
116
16
11
119
17
0
107
18
14
111
19
14
114
20
12
120
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
What is “mandatory 24 hours offduty”?
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No driving after 14 consecutive days
(regardless of number of
on-duty hours)
STOP
DRIVING
AFTER
14 DAYS
ON-DUTY
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After 14 consecutive days on-duty, driver
must take at least 24 consecutive hours
off-duty time before driver resumes driving
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Day Off Example
Sunday
STOP
DRIVIN
G
24 hours
off-duty
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
     
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
      
On-duty

On-duty
On-duty
STOP
DRIVIN
G
24 hours
off-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
    
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
On-duty
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
How do drivers switch cycles,
restart their current cycle, or change
the start time of their day?
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Switch from Cycle 1 to Cycle 2 –
36 consecutive hours off-duty time
Switch from Cycle 2 to Cycle 1 –
72 consecutive hours off-duty time
Change start time of day or restart cycle using
Cycle 1 – 36 consecutive hours off-duty time
Change start time of day or restart cycle using
Cycle 2 – 72 consecutive hours off-duty time
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Change
Start Time
Example
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Switch from
Cycle 2 to
Cycle 1
Example
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Summary of Cycle Limits
Cycle Limits (cycle specified by carrier)
Cycle 1:
 No driving after 70 hours on-duty in any 7 consecutive days
 At least 36 consecutive hours off-duty (to reset cycle)
Cycle 2:
 No driving after 120 hours on-duty in any 14 consecutive days
 No driving after 70 hours on-duty at any time in the cycle without
taking 24 consecutive hours off-duty
 At least 72 consecutive hours off-duty (to reset cycle)
Day Off:
 No driving after 14 consecutive days (regardless of the number of
on-duty hours) without taking at least 24 consecutive hours off-duty
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