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What is the 60/70 hour rule?

The 60/70 hour rule is part of the FMCSA’s hours-of-service regulations for drivers of commercial vehicles. The hours-of-service regulations contain safety requirements such as how long drivers can drive during a shift, when they’re required to take a break, and how much time they have to take off between shifts.

According to the 60/70 hour limit, drivers may not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. Drivers can restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty.

Log hours of service with Motive

When a driver connects the Motive Driver App to the Vehicle Gateway, Motive will automatically set your duty status to driving once you start driving over 5 mph. Remaining hours of service are automatically calculated and displayed on your mobile screen.
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