California amends intrastate hours-of-service regulations
The California Highway Patrol amended its hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for
intrastate operations. Effective Nov. 11, 2007, an intrastate truck driver may
not drive more than 12 cumulative hours following 10 consecutive hours off duty
or for any period after the end of the 16th hour after coming on duty following
10 consecutive hours off duty.
Further, an intrastate driver of a tank vehicle with a capacity of more than 500
gallons transporting flammable liquid may not drive more than 10 hours following
10 consecutive hours off duty and after the end of the 16th hour after coming on
duty following 10 consecutive hours off duty. (DDL does not have this option
yet, check back)
The new requirements maintain 80 hour/8 day limit, but add a 34 hour restart
The amendments do not apply to motor carriers and drivers engaged in interstate
commerce and drivers of vehicles transporting hazardous substances or hazardous
waste, as defined in 49 CFR 171.8. These drivers must comply with the federal
driver hours-of-service regulations contained in 49 CFR 395.
DDL has update the CA 2007 Intrastate rule. Please download and install version
220.127.116.11. You will need to do a rules on the fly record and add CA2007 to the
drop down list, then select it.