08 Jul

Rolling Cycle

A rolling/floating means as you move to the next day without a 34/36 hour reset, every day you regain the hours from the beginning of the cycle. For the 60/7 cycle, this means that on the Day 8, the driver would regain on-duty hours that were spent 8 days back as newly available driving hours. In other words, the current day (Day 8) would be the newest day of your 7-day period and the hours that been used eight days ago would drop out of the calculation. Same framework applies to 70/8 cycle, on the Day 9 the driver will regain hours that were spent 9 days back.

Let’s illustrate with an example:

Rolling Cycle

On Tuesday Day 1, the driver began a new 70/8 cycle after having 34-hour reset. His on-duty hours, both driving and non-driving, are subtracted every day from the 70 hours allotted over the 8-day window. On Wednesday, Day 9, the driver regained 11 hours of on-duty hours. The 8 hours he regained from Day 1, plus the 3 hours he still had remaining in his 70-hour cycle, gave him a total of 11 hours available as an on-duty hours, during which he can drive.


  1. You cannot to drive a commercial motor vehicle after you’ve been on duty for 70 hours in any 8 consecutive days. You can only drive until the 70-hour limit is dropped. Take 34 hours reset to regain the hours. Same condition applies to 60/7 cycle and Canadian Cycles – Cycle 1 and 2.
  2. In Canada, a driver needs to take at least 24 consecutive hours of off-duty time in the preceding 14 days before continuing his driving.


Try our user friendly AOBRD or ELD, these will automatically calculate remaining hours of service and will warn the drivers about the potential violations.






Disclaimer- The rules and regulations are subject to change any time. Readers must verify with the authority, FMCSA / MTO and must not rely on the contents of this blog.

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