Section 32-9A-6

Interstate hours of service limitations.

(a) The intrastate hours of service limitations applied to the drivers of commercial motor vehicles operating in intrastate transportation within a 75 air-mile radius of their normal work reporting location, following 10 consecutive hours off duty except when prohibited by federal rule or law, shall be the following:

(1) A 12-hour driving limit, provided driving a commercial motor vehicle after having been on duty for more than 15 hours is prohibited.

(2) Driving shall be prohibited for any driver who has been on duty 70 hours in seven consecutive days.

(b) An intrastate driver is defined by his or her previous seven days in operation.

(c) All motor carriers operating under the variance provided by this section shall have a satisfactory safety rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or be unrated. Subsection (a) shall not apply to a motor carrier with a conditional or unsatisfactory FMCSA safety rating.

(d) All motor carriers operating under the variance provided by this section shall require its drivers to comply with the record of duty provisions under 49 C.F.R. Section 395.8. The driver shall retain a copy of each record of duty status for the previous seven consecutive days, which shall be in his or her possession and available for inspection while on duty.

(Act 2015-294, §1.)