When taking a break while hauling hazmats, make sure you’re doing it right!
Understanding how to rightly claim the right duty status is already crucial if DOT ever inspects you. It is equally important to understand the regulatory requirements for taking your mandatory breaks, depending on the type of cargo you’re hauling. When hauling hazardous materials, this affects your driving status to ensure the safety of other road users.
Read on to learn more about your 30-minute mandatory rest break, and how it affects your duty status.