Originally Posted by Jesse
I think what he means is what if you were never notified of the SC before going into 24hr rest, are assigned SC starting 5 hrs after your rest, but you had a beer in the last hour of your rest. From what UncleSam and Gloopy posted earlier it sounds like that should not happen because for you to get SC so soon after your rest you would have had to been notified of that SC prior to going into rest. Maybe I'm reading too much into the question.
Yes, this is very confusing. A 24 hr rest is treated just like a single X-day but it usually starts at an odd time of day. Therein lies the confusion. If you return from a trip at 10 AM and CS decides to assign you rest (24hr) following that trip, they could at the same time assign you SC starting immediately after the rest. This would all usually be done at the required schedule check following the end of the trip. This would also be very unusual since they don't usually have all that info together at the same time.
Typically, they would assign the rest following the trip and then assign the SC sometime during the rest. IF they assign the SC prior to 9 hr before the rest ends, then that SC can start as early as 3 hr after the rest, or looking at it another way, you could report as early as 5 hr following the rest. That is exactly the same as any assignment following an X-day. IF CS doesn't get around to assigning it before the 9 hr mark, then it can not start earlier than 10 hr after the rest, or a trip report 12 hr following the rest. Are you still with me?
One of the mistakes that CS makes in these cases is they will sometimes realize after you have checked your schedule following the trip, that they want you on 24 rest. They will then try to ADD the other 15 hrs to your 9 hour break while you are on the 9 hour break. This is a no no. You have to call them on this.
Again, all this is confusing because you start the rest at an odd time which can make you elligible for a trip assignment or SC immediately following the rest.
So, wrt the beer at hour 23, you know that if CS has called you during the rest, that you may have an assignment. It is your responsibility to find out what that assignment is at some point. IF you choose to wait until after the rest ends to check your schedule, you still know that you could be assigned something inside of 12 hours if they tried to contact you prior to the 9 hr mark.