The following changes related to "on duty time" and "driving time" for drivers of college fleet vehicles are effective immediately as the result of a review of the College Fleet Policy and guidelines by our insurance carrier and College General Counsel.
A driver who leaves Dickinson on a day trip (to NYC for example), can be "on duty" no longer than 10 hours total. This "on duty" time does not include time spent "resting in a parked vehicle. The total length of the trip cannot exceed 15 hours including both "on duty" and "off-duty resting time." The "resting time" must occur in periods not less than 2 hours each.
Trips exceeding 15 hours total or more than 10 hours driving time will require more than one driver per vehicle.
Other examples of trips and authorized hours are listed below:
Example 1 (10 hours or less): Unrestricted, no rest period required.
Example 2 (11 hour trip): Nine hours on-duty with a single 2-hour rest period during trip.
Example 3 (12 hour trip): Ten hours on-duty with a single 2-hour rest period during trip.
Example 4 (13 hour trip): Ten hours on-duty with a single 3-hour rest period.
Example 5 (14 hour trip): Ten hours on-duty with two 2-hour rest periods during trip.
Example 6 (15 hour trip): Ten hours on-duty with a single 2-hour rest period and a single 3-hour rest period during trip.
Example 7 (>15 hour trips): Not permitted