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34 Hour Restart Regulations

12/18/2014 – Omnibus Appropriations Bill – Hours of Service, 34 Hour Restart Rule Change: Effective immediately, two restrictions on the use of the US Federal 34-hour restart in the driver hours of service regulations have been suspended. The suspended provisions are as follows:

1. Requiring two periods between 1:00am and 5:00am
2. Limiting the use of the restart to once every 168 hours.

The suspension is legally effective immediately, and drivers are no longer expected to comply with these requirements.

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