Understanding Limits on Commercial Truck Drivers in Michigan

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Time and Hour Limits

Anyone driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is subject to limits set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). That includes all CDL drivers, as well as anyone driving a passenger vehicle designed to hold at least 9 people (like a limousine). The limits include:

• 10 or 11 hour maximum consecutive hours a CMV driver can drive;
• 14 or 15 hour driving time following time 8 or 10 hours off duty;
• Mandatory rest breaks;
• 60/70 hour work weeks;
• 8 hours consecutive sleep periods (sometimes divided into two periods for passenger vehicles).

Drivers are required to maintain time logs indicating when they drive and when they take breaks. In a Third Party lawsuit, these logs can be used to show that the driver was over their mandatory limits and negligently operating the commercial motor vehicle.

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Christensen Law 
David Christensen  
25925 Telegraph Rd #200  
Southfield, MI 48033 
(248) 213-4900 
inquiry@davidchristensenlaw.com 
https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com 
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