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FMCSA proposes new split sleeper pilot program

By Overdrive Staff -
Posted Jan 15th 2021 10:11AM

FMCSA proposes pilot program to study safety effects of 6/4, 5/5 sleeper berth splits
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Thursday it will propose a new pilot program for truck drivers to evaluate adding a 6/4 and 5/5 sleeper-berth split to the hours of service regulations.

During the proposed pilot program, drivers would have the option to split their 10-hour off-duty sleeper berth time into two periods, provided that the two periods total at least 10 hours. Drivers participating in the proposed pilot would be expected to split their sleeper berth time into two periods so that neither period is less than four hours...