The purpose of the hours of service (HOS) regulations is simple: to keep tired drivers off the road. After many hours behind the wheel, fatigue sets in, and it can lead to bad decisions and deadly crashes. For the safety of all drivers, compliance with the hours of service regulations has been required of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers since the 1930s.
This truck driver training program will give you an overview of the FMCSA's hours of service rules and how to comply with them.
- After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the purpose and importance of hours of service regulations
- Explain how to apply DOT hours of service regulations, including the:
- Daily 14-Hour (on duty) Limit, 11-Hour (driving) Limit, and the Mandatory Break Provision
- Weekly 60/70-Hour Limit and 34-Hour Restart Provision
- Exceptions to the weekly and daily limits
- Describe how to comply with the hours of service regulations by:
- Managing time spent driving, on duty, and off duty
- Maintaining a current, accurate record of duty status
- Ready-to-use training program includes several components
- Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
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