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:
- 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
Why no deferral?
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.