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Q. 10-hour rest period. Is it okay for the company to wake you up during the 10-hour rest period to tell you about your next load?

January 16, 2018

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A. Great question! The FMCSA clarified this in an FAQ

From the FMCSA document above:

Question 5: Do telephone calls to or from the motor carrier that momentarily interrupt a driver’s rest period constitute a change of the driver’s duty status?

Guidance: Telephone calls of this type do not prevent the driver from obtaining adequate rest. Therefore, the FHWA does not consider these brief telephone calls to be a break in the driver’s off duty status.


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