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The purpose of the hours of service (HOS) regulations is 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 course is designed to give drivers and carriers an overview of the FMCSA's hours of service rules and how to comply with them.
- The J. J. Keller's Hours of Service Rules for Property-Carrying CMV Drivers eLearning course covers the following topics:
- Introduction to Hours of Service
- Who is Regulated?
- Impact on CSA BASIC Scores
- On-Duty and Off-Duty Time
- The Limits
- 14-Hour (on duty) Limit
- 11-Hour (driving) Limit
- 60-/70-Hour (on duty) Limit
- Mandatory Break Provision (8-hour driving limit)
- Ill or Fatigued Operator
- 34-Hour Restart Provision
- Trip Planning
- Record of Duty Status
- ELD Mandate
- Harassment or Coercion of Drivers Prohibited
- Required Components
- Frequently Used Exceptions
- After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize the purpose of the hours of service regulations and their impact on them
- Explain how to apply DOT 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 AOBRD, ELD, or paper logs
- Identify which, if any, exceptions to hours of service apply to them
- Intended Audience: Property-carrying CMV drivers and carriers
- Regs Covered: 49 CFR Part 395
- Length: 45 minutes
- Copyright Date: 2017
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