Does Your Driver Have a Co-driver?
When driving as a team, drivers using a sleeper berth can split their required off-duty time into two periods, if:
Drivers resting in a sleeping berth cannot use deferral if splitting their off-duty time.
Why no deferral?
- each period = at least four hours
- sleeper berth periods total at least eight hours
- eight hours is spent resting in the sleeper berth
- total off-duty time for the day = at least 10 hours
Splitting off-duty time into two periods of at least four hours is interrupted sleep. And when your drivers are splitting their time in an afternoon period, their natural body clocks may prevent them from getting to sleep at all. So it’s important that these drivers get all the required off-duty time.