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More about Wisconsin’s intrastate and interstate Hours of Service

Posted on February 4, 2015 8:58 am under Truck Accident

Regulations concerning Wisconsin’s Hours of Service (HOS) are primarily divided into two – intrastate regulations, which cover commercial motor driving within Wisconsin, and interstate regulations, which cover commercial driving between states.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation intrastate HOS regulations prohibit drivers from driving if they:

  • Have driven for more than 12 hours after at least 10 consecutive hours off duty
  • Have been on duty for 16 hours following a 10 consecutive off-duty hour
  • Have been on duty for 70 hours in 7 consecutive days, or 80 hours in 8 consecutive days

Meanwhile, Wisconsin interstate HOS regulations prohibit drivers to drive:

  • More than 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty
  • If on duty for 60 hours in any 7-day period, or 70 hours in any 8-day period
  • Beyond the 14th hour after coming on duty following a 10 hour off duty period

Being injured in a truck accident may have been prevented if truck companies were vigilant enough not to commit any violation against HOS regulations. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve through a lawsuit. Call our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 today.