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CMV Drivers' Hours of Service Guide

NOTICE: The Part 395 Hours of Service (HOS) / Record of Duty Status (RODS) requirement is in effect for all persons or companies (including Canadian and Mexican) with a driver of a Commercial Motor Vehicle, or drivers in the U.S. from Canada or Mexico. 49 C.F.R. Part 395.1

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Hours of Service for Drivers

(49 C.F.R. Part 395)

If your driver operates a vehicle over 10,001 pounds or any Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), then Hours of Service/Logbook training is necessary.

Drivers need to understand 49 C.F.R. Part 395 and all of the changes.

Drivers need initial Hours of Service training/refresher training.
Drivers need hours of service "remediation" training if HOS/logging issues arise.
Employers can face $1,000s in enforcement fines.

    This guide covers all the rules for property carrying carriers.

  • Meet your DOT Training Requirements
  • Avoid fines, Out-Of-Service, Re-Audits and a Bad Safety Rating
  • Covers 11/14/70 hours rules and 34-hour restart
  • Required Hours of Service supporting documentation
  • Required information on the Log
  • Tests for split-sleeper berth violations
  • What are violations?
  • 'Form and manner' violations
  • Prohibited Conduct
  • Checking for violations
  • Exceptions and exemptions
  • Major and minor violations
  • Supporting Documents Rules
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Specific Agency Regulations
  • Sample Log Checklist
  • The Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)
  • Revised for October 1, 2005 Rules.
  • Appendices
  • And much more . . .

81/2 by 11 in. 57 pages, soft cover
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49 CFR Part 395 requirements apply to "intrastate, foreign or interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operators."

49 CFR Part 395 "Hours of Service" apply to every person and to all employers of such persons who operate a commercial motor vehicle in any State... with a few exceptions.

The most important change under the new October 1, 2005 rule allows short-haul operators - those drivers not required to hold a commercial drivers license, like local delivery drivers and landscape crews - who work within a 150 mile radius of their starting point to no longer have to maintain logbooks.

But will your 'short-haul' drivers know when log books become necessary??

Will your 'short haul' drivers know how to prepare a log and where to attach it??

Recent Audit Example (MI):

On the job only two weeks, the driver, whom had no "longhaul" logbook experience, accrued 2 Violations of the 70 Hour Rule - $9,065.00 fine.

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