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How many hours can a hotshot driver drive?

Under the FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations, hotshot drivers must follow the same hours-of-service rules as property-carrying drivers.

According to the regulations, property-carrying drivers may drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. In comparison, passenger-carrying drivers may drive a maximum of 10 hours after eight consecutive hours off duty.

Who’s classified as a hotshot driver? 

A hotshot driver is usually a contract driver who owns a commercial vehicle and either moves equipment or does special deliveries for clients. 

Motive Driver App for hotshot drivers

The Motive Driver App, when used alone, is a fully editable electronic log device that replaces paper logs. The standalone Motive Driver App is compliant with USDOT/FMCSA rule 395.8 regarding a driver’s record of duty status and Canada’s commercial vehicle drivers hours-of-service regulations. Get the Driver App for Apple, or Android.