occupational license will allow you to drive up to 12 hours per day but no more than 60 hours per week. Hours
of operation must be submitted to the Wisconsin DOT on the application that is required to be submitted. The
application breaks up the drive time into half-hour intervals. You are allowed to break up your hours of
potential driving in this manner. Thus, you could literally drive every other hour (12 hours per day) for
five day during each week (60 hours per week). Only actual drive time is counted. Thus,
if it takes you an hour to get to work and an hour to get home, and then you work 8 hours (at a factory or office) all
you would have to include on the application is the two hours of actual drive time. The time that you spend
at work, not driving, does not have to be included.
In the past, special rules were allowed for CDL
holders. However, because the DOT no longer issues occupational licenses for the operation of commercial motor vehicles, the
rules no longer exist.
Finally, note, that if you obtain an occupational license, you
must operate only within the hours of that occupational. There are serious consequences, including possible
jail, for operating outside your hours.