Enabling the Non-CDL Short-Haul Exemption

Support for the ability to enable and disable the non-CDL short-haul exemption must be enabled in your account.

The federal rules provide that you are eligible for the non-CDL short-haul exemption if you meet the following conditions:

Use federal US rules.
Drive a vehicle that does not require a commercial drivers' license (CDL).
Drive a vehicle that falls between the qualifying weight classes.
Start and end each qualifying shift at your normal work reporting location.
Stay within 150 air miles of your normal work reporting location.

Under the non-CDL short haul exemption, the rules exempt you from the following requirements:

Taking an 8 hour rest break within your on-duty period.
Having to maintain driving logs. Instead, you must keep time records showing time in, time out, and total number of hours.

The following rules apply if you are using the non-CDL short-haul exemption:

10-hour off-duty rule
11-hour driving rule
60/70-hour cycle limit
34-hour cycle reset rule
Instead of the 14-hour on-duty rule, you must not drive after the 14th hour after coming on duty on 5 days of any period of 7 consecutive days, or after the 16th hour after coming on duty on 2 days of any period of 7 consecutive days

If you use the non-CDL short-haul exemption, you are not eligible to use:

The 100 air-mile radius exemption
The 16-hour exemption
The split sleeper-berth provision

The non-CDL short-haul exemption is off by default and normal HOS rules are enforced. If the administrator has given you permissions within the Verizon Connect platform, 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 Non-CDL Short-Haul Exemption so that the indicator turns blue.
 

 
5.Tap Done.

If you are eligible for the non-CDL short-haul exemption, you can also enable the exemption from the Exemptions screen that appears when you sign in to WorkPlan.

When the non-CDL short-haul exemption is enabled, the WorkPlan app enforces the preceding non-CDL short-haul exemption rules and it does not show some of the normal HOS violations. If you violate any of the exemption rules, the exemption is disabled for the remainder of your work shift. Normal HOS rules are enforced. In this case, a warning message displays and the text next to the rule set in the upper part of the HOS Status screen displays in red with a warning symbol.

Note the following when using the non-CDL short-haul exemption:

To be eligible for the non-CDL short-haul 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 non-CDL short-haul 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.

To disable the non-CDL short-haul exemption manually:

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 at the bottom of the screen.
4.Tap Exemptions.
5.Tap the switch next to Non-CDL Short-Haul Exemption to turn the exemption off.