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What is the maximum amount of hours you can spend on the road?

I have some family friends in the trucking industry, but never hear about how long they can stay out on the road. Is there a law that regulates how long you can be out there?

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Hassan’s Answer

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/summary-hours-service-regulations has the regulation for Interstate truckers. Basically it's a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.

If you only drive within a state then state regulations will apply and those will vary by state.

I would carefully research this career and talk to many actual drivers. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/05/why-driving-big-rig-trucks-isnt-a-job-americans-want-to-do-anymore.html has an interesting article that says median annual pay for big-rig drivers in 2021, per BLS, was $48,310 or about $23 an hour. However many of them work 60-70 hours a week and so that makes it $13-15/hr.
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Generally speaking, you can be on the road 11 hours per day. You must take a half an hour break to get the full 11 hours or else you are limited to 8 hours. Once your time is up, you must be off for 10 hours before driving again. You also must take a 34 hours reset every week that you can not drive during.
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