What is the 9.5 rule? My understanding is that you can't work more than 9.5 hours? Is that what that means? I have read posts talking about working 59 hrs a week. I am sure there are plenty of part-time handlers that would like to hear what life is really like as a full-time driver. What time do most drivers start off their day in the morning? What time does your day end? Does it get a lot busier during the holiday season?