What is the Florida Cycle Rule?

    Audience Drivers, Fleet Admins
    Applies To Driver App, Fleet Dashboard



    The Florida Hours of Service Regulation applies to carriers and drivers who operate the property cargo and passenger-cargo vehicles only within Florida.

    • Work Shift” (on-duty period) begins after at least 10 consecutive hours of off-duty time.
    • The on-duty period for a driver can be 16 hours.
    • Coming on duty after following 10 consecutive hours off duty, drivers may not drive after the 16th hour.
    • A driver may not drive after 70/80 hours on-duty in 7/8 consecutive days. 34 consecutive hours off constitutes the end of the 7/8 day period.
    • Drivers not exceeding 150 air miles radius and have no placarded hazardous materials are exempt from maintaining a logbook. 
    • Drivers who are not released from duty after on-duty shift must document driving time.
    • The drivers are required to take a break of at least 30 consecutive minutes after 8 hours of driving time. 
    • Split Sleeper Berth: Drivers are allowed complete a 10-hour minimum off-duty requirement by spending a minimum of 7 hours in the berth coupled with at least 2 hours of off-duty period spent inside or outside the berth. However, the sum of both periods must be at least 10 hours. 
    We recommend you review the Hours of Service regulations on Florida’s official Carrier Education website to ensure you have the most accurate and updated information: Section 316.302, Florida Statutes.


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