Local Drivers Hours of Service Rules
Question: What is the maximum number of hours you can drive and be on duty for a local driver who works 5 days per week and drives within 150 air mile radius? I have heard several different answers like that it is the same as over the road drivers (11,14 & 70 hr rules) and I have heard from others that it is 12 hours driving and from others that there is a one time 15 hour exception. How about the 14 hour on duty status rule and 60/70 hour rules? Do they apply to local drivers as well? And finally If I bobtail my tractor home does my on-duty time start from when I leave home or when I get to the yard to pick up my load? I am currently using a local log which I love compared to when I was over the road.