Skip to main content

Hours of Service

All drivers of CMV must maintain hours of service records for each day they drive including the time worked the previous 7 days. These records must be maintained and made available for 6 months.

Those drivers who operate within 150 air mile radius of normal work location, returns to normal work location and is released within 14 hours and has at least 10 consecutive hours of off duty separating each on duty are not required to complete a driver’s daily log.


Any driver operating a CMV that cannot meet the above criteria must:

  • Complete a driver’s daily log for each day HS23F_008 Drivers Daily Log

  • Relief drivers riding in the CMV cannot count riding time as off duty, unless there is a sleeper berth or compartment
  • Maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles
    • Must have 10 consecutive hours of off duty before starting work shift
    • Cannot drive after the end of the 14 consecutive hour on shift
    • Cannot drive more than 11 hours during the 14 hour period
    • Cannot drive more than 8 hours without taking 30 min. break (on or off duty)
  • Maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles
    • Must have 8 consecutive hours of off duty before starting work shift
    • Cannot drive after the end of the 15 consecutive hour on shift
    • Cannot drive more than 10 hours during the 15 hour period

All Drivers Daily Logs must be submitted to the CMV Program manager:

Bill Leonard at: wl68@cornell.edu
607-255-5616 for pick-up
EHS 395 Pine Tree Rd., Suite 210

Any driver completing Driver Daily Logs more than 8 days out of any 30 day window will require use of an Electronic Logging Device. These devices must be DOT approved and hard wired into the vehicle. Please contact the CMV Program manager in advance of driving that would require an Electronic Logging Device.