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As Fleets Prepare for September Hours of Service Changes, J. J. Keller Offers New Training

Neenah, WI - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours of service rules will take effect September 29, 2020, and the subject-matter experts at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. are developing new training to help drivers understand the revised requirements.

Four major changes involving short-haul drivers, the 30-minute break, the adverse weather driving exception and the sleeper berth exception are included in the new rule.

“These new rules add much-needed flexibility to drivers’ days, but it’s critical that drivers understand how and when they apply in order to avoid violations,” said Rick Malchow, J. J. Keller transportation industry business advisor. “Training on the new rules is absolutely essential in order to maintain compliance and keep CSA scores low.”

J. J. Keller’s Hours of Service Training program will be available in English and Spanish, will reflect the new rules, and is divided into six modules:

  • Basics
  • Limits
  • Recording Your Hours
  • Exceptions
  • ELD Basics
  • How to Complete a Manual Log

The program will help drivers be compliant while maximizing their available hours. Hours of Service Training will be offered in USB, Video Training Book, Streaming Video and Online Course formats. The English USB program will start shipping in September followed by the other formats and Spanish programs. Visit to learn more and pre-order.

About J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, the company has grown to over 1,500 associates serving more than 600,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000® companies. The company’s subject-matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics, and its diverse solutions include ELogs and mobile technology; training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; consulting services; online and print publications; forms and supplies.

Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management, and operational efficiency. For more information, visit

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