Enabling the 16-Hour Exemption

The 16-hour exemption allows you to be on duty for up to 16 consecutive hours, instead of the usual 14 hours. You are eligible for the 16-hour exemption if you meet the following requirements:

Use federal US rules.
Start from and return to the same location as for the previous 5 work shifts. You may have long rest breaks between these 5 work shifts.
Take a continuous between-shifts rest break, and not a split between-shifts rest break, before and after the shift.
Use the exemption only once within a weekly on-duty period (between two long rest breaks).

The 16-hour exemption is off by default and normal HOS rules are enforced. If you are eligible and you have not yet used the exemption within this weekly on-duty period, you can enable the exemption from within the WorkPlan app. To do this:

1.Go to the HOS Status screen.
2.Tap Actions in the lower part of the screen.

 
3.Tap Exemptions.


 

4.Tap the switch next to 16 Hours Exemption so that the indicator turns blue.

 
5.Tap Done.

If you are eligible for the 16-hour exemption, you can also enable the exemption from the Exemptions screen that appears when you sign in to WorkPlan.

Note the following when using the 16-hour exemption:

To be eligible for the 16-hour exemption you must start and end your work shift in the same location. This location can be your depot, your work reporting location, or any other location.
The 16-hour exemption must be enabled in the app for the entire duration of the work shift in which you are eligible. If you disable the exemption while you are still on duty, you might see a violation. We therefore recommend that you disable the exemption at the beginning of your next work shift when you are not planning to use the exemption.

You can disable the 16-hour exemption for today, if you are eligible and the exemption is currently enabled. To disable the 16-hour exemption:

1.Go to the HOS Status screen.
2.Ensure that you have finished your work shift and that you are in Off Duty status.
3.Tap Actions in the lower part of the screen.
4.Tap Exemptions.
5.Tap the switch next to 16 Hours Exemption to turn off the exemption.