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Entry-Level Driver Training: Hours of Service Requirements - Online Course (015947)
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Entry-Level Driver Training: Hours of Service Requirements - Online Course

Learn about the specific requirements for drivers of property-carrying CMVs. Helps satisfy part of the theory instruction portion of FMCSA's new entry-level driver training rule. Read more.

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Module 23: Hours of Service Requirements Online Course, along with the other 34 entry-level driver training courses, was created to be used with the Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining A CDL manual for a comprehensive ELDT program.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has delayed compliance with the entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule. The new compliance date is February 7, 2022. As of that date, completion of ELDT will be required of drivers:

  • Applying for their initial commercial driver’s license (CDL);
  • Updating their current CDL; or
  • Obtaining a passenger, school bus, or hazardous materials endorsement for the first time.

The rule requires successful completion of a prescribed program of theory and behind-the-wheel training before an entry-level driver takes the CDL skills test. This training must be provided by a school or other training entity listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR). To be listed on the TPR, schools and training entities must meet specific requirements addressing:

  • Curriculum,
  • Facilities,
  • Equipment, and
  • Instructors.

Though the rule has been delayed until February 7, 2022, schools and training entities should continue to prepare, as the requirements are complex. It will take a substantial amount of time to implement all the requirements.

For more information on the entry-level driver requirements, please visit this page.

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The hours-of-service regulations are contained in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They apply to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) involved in interstate commerce and cover two areas:

  • Hours of service — The number of hours which drivers are allowed to drive and/or work in a given period of time. These are hours drivers must account for.
  • Driver’s record of duty status — What drivers use to keep track of their hours of service.

This online course is designed to cover the specific requirements for drivers of property-carrying CMVs.

  • The eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • Who is Regulated?
    • On-Duty & Off-Duty Time
    • The Limits
      • 14-Hour (Duty) Limit
      • 11-Hour (Driving) Limit
      • 60-/70-Hour (On Duty) Limits
      • 34-Hour Restart Provision
      • Mandatory Break Provision
    • Record of Duty Status
      • Electronic Logging Device (ELD)
      • Paper Logs
    • Exceptions
      • Mandatory Break Provision Exceptions
      • 100 Air-Mile Radius (Short-Haul)
      • 150 Air-Mile Radius (Non-CDL Short-Haul)
      • 16-Hour Short Haul (“Big Day” Exception)
      • Sleeper Berth
      • Adverse & Emergency Driving Conditions
      • Hi-Rail Vehicles
      • Other Exceptions
    • Consequences for Non-Compliance
    • Impact on CSA BASIC Scores
    • Out-of-Service Criteria
    • Travel Time
  • After completing this training course, learners will be able to:
    • Recognize the purpose of the hours of service regulations and their impact on drivers
    • Explain how to apply hours of service regulations, including on-duty and driving limits and the 34-hour restart provision
    • Describe how to keep track of their hours of service using an electronic logging device or paper logs
    • Identify which, if any, exceptions to hours of service apply to themselves
  • Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver’s license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Language: Available in English
  • Copyright Date: 2019
  • Reg Covered: Unit A1.5.3 Hours of Service Requirements = This unit must teach driver-trainees to understand that there are different hours-of-service (HOS) requirements applicable to different industries. The training providers must teach driver-trainees all applicable HOS regulatory requirements. The training providers must teach driver-trainees to complete a Driver’s Daily Log (electronic and paper), timesheet, and logbook recap, as appropriate. The training providers must teach driver-trainees the consequences (safety, legal, and personal) of violating the HOS regulations, including the fines and penalties imposed for these types of violations.

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  • Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or higher
  • Mobile App: Android v7 — Nougat (8/2016) and above, iOS v11 and above
  • Persistent, high-speed internet connection with at least 1.5Mbps download speed
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