Hours of Service Trucking Tips

Posted 05/28/14 - by iGlobal LLC

Just like there are twists and turns to any roadway, truck drivers also face a number of bumps along the way as they navigate through the myriad of scenarios surrounding HOS (hours-of-service).

There are some basic tips to understanding how it all works to make sure drivers stay compliant with the rules. Here’s an example of a driver coming off a 60/7 work week who must log 34 hours off duty before he’s able to start a new work week. Several clocks and rules will determine compliance. To find out the answer, click here: HOS Tip 3 Answer

Compliant Or Not?

This example is a tricky one espeically when factoring in all the clocks a driver must follow. There are specific guidelines for the 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. rule that can impede a driver’s available HOS on the road if they are not factoring it into their overall time.

HOS Tip 3 Answer

No, the driver is not compliant. Although he was Off-Duty for 36 hours, he did not log two rest periods between 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. during his 34-hour reset. In order to be compliant, our driver must wait until 5 a.m. – seven hours later — the following morning to begin driving again. He would be in violation of the 34-hour reset had he started driving at 9 p.m. as indicated.

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