17 Dec

30 Min Break Rule (Off Duty Break)

30-min-break-rule

 

What does rule state?

30 consecutive minutes of break is required:

  • To start before 8 hours are completed of on-duty from last off duty
  • To start before 8 hours are completed of on-duty from last 30 mins break

 

 

Example 1:

In this example, the driver was on-duty more than 8 hours by a minute. He is in violation for not taking consecutive 30 mins break. He needs to take break within/after 8 hours of on-duty.

 

 

 

 

Example 2: In this example, though the driver took the break within 8 hours of on-duty, but that break is of 29 mins not 30 mins. The driver is in violation now for missing the 30 mins break after 8 hours of on-duty.

 

 

 

 

Example 3: In this example, the driver did take 30 mins break but the 30 mins break rule starts again after the recent 30 mins break. The driver is in violation for being on-duty for more than 8 hours after his recent 30 mins break.

 

 

 

 

Our ELD, provides proper notification for next break which is every 8 hours of on-duty and gives warnings one hour before occurrence of any such violation.

 

 

Disclaimer- The rules and regulations are subject to change any time. Readers must verify with the authority, FMCSA / MTO and must not rely on the contents of this blog.

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