Hours of Service (HOS): 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Compliant Or Not?

Posted 08/07/17 - by iGlobal LLC

Let’s take a closer look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) rule regarding the 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. break. We want to see if our earlier example shows whether our driver is compliant or not.

Based on the example our driver is finishing a 60/7 work week and needs to log a 34-hour reset in order to begin driving again. But he must also factor in the clock regarding the 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. break within that time frame. So based on the example, is our driver compliant or not?

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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.

Here is a timeline of what should have occurred during our driver’s 34-hour reset period.

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Let us know what other difficult HOS situations have you wondering #CompliantOrNot? Read more about HOS rules and tips.

Contact iGlobal, LLC, or call 877-822-8855 for information on how our fleet management systems can help companies and drivers stay compliant with FMCSA rules.

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