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Hours of Service Training: Limits - Online Course

Helps drivers avoid operating a commercial motor vehicle when fatigued and comply with the hours-of-service limits. Read more.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued four significant Hours of Service (HOS) rule changes for interstate drivers – effective September 29, 2020.  

The four new rule changes will improve safety, increase productivity, and increase flexibility for truck drivers:

  • 30-minute breaks (§395.3(a)(3)) - Drivers can remain "on duty" for their breaks and not have to take a break until completing eight hours of driving time, rather than consecutive time.
  • 100 air-mile exception (§395.1(e)(1)) - Drivers must be done working within 14 consecutive hours. Drivers must remain within a 150 air-mile radius.
  • Split-sleeper provision (§395.1(g)(1)) - Drivers must spend at least 7 hours in a sleeper berth, plus another break to reach 10 hours total. Neither rest period counts against the 14-hour limit.
  • Adverse conditions (§395.1(b)(1)) - Drivers may extend both their driving and on-duty limits by 2 hours.

The Hours of Service Training: Limits course is designed to help drivers avoid operating a commercial motor vehicle when fatigued and comply with the hours-of-service limits by ensuring they understand how each of the limits or clocks work together. It will also help them to know when to take a break and when to rest to restart their hours.

  • The eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • Ill or Fatigued Operator
    • 10-Hour Clock (Off-Duty)
    • 14-Hour (On-Duty) Limit
    • 11-Hour (Driving) Limit
    • 60- and 70-Hour (On-Duty) Limit
    • Interruption of Driving
    • 34-Hour Restart
  • After completing this course, drivers will be able to:
    • Recognize how fatigue requires drivers to stop driving even if they have hours left to legally operate
    • Identify off-duty activities that qualify as a 10-hour break
    • Describe how the 14-hour limit is calculated
    • Identify which duty status the 11-hour limit tracks
    • Determine when to use the 60- or 70-hour limit
    • Identify an exception which resets the 60- or 70-hour limit
    • Explain how to satisfy the 30-minute break required under the interruption of driving provision
    • Differentiate between cumulative and consecutive limits
  • Note: Spanish course will be available November 2020
  • Intended Audience: Property-Carrying CMV Drivers
  • Regs Covered: 49 CFR Part 395
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Languages: English (61326), Spanish (61327)
  • Copyright Date: 2020

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  • 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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