Drivers can defer up to two hours of their off-duty requirement to the next day, as long as the:

  • time deferred is not part of the eight consecutive off-duty hours
  • time deferred is added to the eight consecutive off-duty hours taken on the next day
  • total off-duty hours for the two days is at least 20 hours
  • total driving time in the two days is not more than 26 hours

Drivers can’t take fewer than eight consecutive hours of off-duty time in a day, and they must add any time deferred to the eight consecutive hours on the following day (for a period of 10 consecutive hours that day).