If unexpected adverse driving conditions slow you down, you may drive up to 2 extra hours to complete what could have been driven in normal conditions. This means you could drive for up to 13 hours, which is 2 hours more than allowed under normal conditions.

Adverse driving conditions mean things that you did not know about when you started your run, like snow, fog, or a shut-down of traffic due to a crash. Adverse driving conditions do not include situations that you should have known about, such as congested traffic during typical “rush hour” periods.

Even though you may drive 2 extra hours under this exception, you must not drive after the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, and you must comply with the minimum 30-minute rest break provisions.

How to evoke the Adverse Driving Exception on your Maven ELD:

The Adverse Driving exception will add 2 hours of drive time to your 11-hour timer making your total drive time allowed in the current shift 13 hours. Evoking the Adverse Driving exception will not extend your shift timer (14 hours). Go to the Add HOS Event page (also called Duty status page) at the top right corner of the screen in the Maven App.

Tap on Daily Log Exceptions to reveal the exceptions options.

Choose the Adverse Driving Exception and enter a note. The exception will be applied to your current shift. If you have not started a shift yet, it will be applied to your next shift for that day.

Save your selection by tapping on SAVE at the top right corner of the screen.

You will not be able to see the evoked exception in your logs for that day. From there you can also easily remove the exception if you no longer wish to take advantage of it.

If you have any further questions or require assistance, please reach out to us via one of our support channels. Create a ticket with our support portal here, or reach our support team by phone at 412-499-3877.