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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 21, 2020)

Reduce HOS Risk with Free Log Auditing Procedures from J. J. Keller

New Resources Help Motor Carriers with Recent Hours-of-Service Rules

Neenah, WI - The new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours-of-service (HOS) rules are in effect, which means the risk of related violations could increase, according to Tom Bray, J. J. Keller Sr. Industry Business Advisor. “When changes occur, it’s common for drivers to log hours incorrectly, which is why carriers need to manually audit logs for violations automated systems can’t find.” To help, J. J. Keller introduces two free log auditing resources: the DIY Log Auditing: Step-by-Step Procedures for Reducing Your Risk whitepaper and the Log Auditing Checklist.

Bray states that the best way to ensure compliance with HOS rules is to conduct manual log audits of drivers’ electronic and paper logs, and time records. “Without ongoing log auditing, drivers will not be motivated to stop non-compliant behaviors, and violations will be discovered during roadside inspections, an FMCSA audit, or litigation following a severe crash.”

The J. J. Keller DIY Log Auditing: Step-by-Step Procedures for Reducing Your Risk whitepaper provides specific audits for form and manner, falsification, and hours-of-service checks for drivers who follow standard rules, as well as short-haul exceptions. The Log Auditing Checklist provides log auditors a concise checklist for each record type – Elog, paper log, and time record. Both resources are now available and can be downloaded for free.

“No matter what type of vehicles you operate and what types of logs you use, reducing the risk of fatigued driving is an important compliance responsibility," notes Tom Reader, director of ELD marketing at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. “Our newest resources provide fleets with expert guidance on how to audit paper logs, Elogs, and exempt time records.”

About J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,400 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 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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