Hours of Service Driver Training Program Online Training Course

Interactive Training
JJ Keller Safety
40 minutes

Course Description

Hours of Service Driver Training Program Online Training Course

Product Description

Hours of Service Driver Training Program 

This program covers the all of the new Hours-of-Service rules drivers must comply with as of February 27, 2012, and July 1, 2013. It will help teach your drivers the hours of service (HOS) rules, how to properly log changes in duty status, and why that's more important than ever under FMCSA's CSA initiative. It also covers commonly misunderstood areas such as sleeper-berth rules, on-duty vs. off-duty time, and various exceptions.  This is an excellent tool for both initial and refresher driver training because logging violations are a frequent problem among new and veteran drivers.

This program explains the "whys" and "hows" of hours of service, including:

  • 11-hour driving rule
  • 14 consecutive hours duty rule
  • Mandatory break provision
  • 60-hour/7-day and 70-hour/8 day-limits

DVD Main Menu

  • Play Program - Plays entire main program.
  • Chapter Selections - Allows easy access to specific subtopics for more focused training.


    • Introduction - Provides an overview of the basic concept of the hours of service regulations (e.g., why the rules exist, how and why drivers benefit, how and why the general motoring public benefits, etc.) and who do the hours of service regulations for property-carrying drivers apply to? (Drivers and motor carriers that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as defined in Section 390.5 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). This includes a vehicle or combination of vehicles that is 10,001 pounds or more, and it includes a vehicle of any size that is hauling a placardable amount of hazardous materials.)
    • The Limits
      • 11-Hour Driving Rule
      • 14-Consecutive-Hour Duty Rule
      • Mandatory Break Provision (compliance required 7/1/13) (Rev. 11/13)
      • 60-Hour/70-Hour Limits
      • 34-Hour Restart (including provisions that must be complied with 7/1/13)
    • Record of Duty Status
      • Required Components
      • Filling Out the Log
      • Log Retention
      • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
    • Exceptions
      • 100 Air-Mile Radius (Rev. 11/13)
      • 150 Air-Mile Radius (Non-CDL Short Haul) (Rev. 11/13)
      • 16-Hour Short Haul
      • Sleeper Berth
      • Adverse Driving Conditions
      • Oilfield
    • Putting It All Together on a Typical Run (with animated logging examples)
      • A day in the life of a professional, over-the-road, tractor-trailer driver
        • Performing a pre-trip vehicle inspection (on-duty time)/log book entry
        • Checking weekly hours available (how many hours can I work?)
        • Starting to drive/log book entry
        • Stopping for a short break/log book entry
        • Unloading and reloading vehicle/log book entry
        • Stopping at the 11th hour of driving and the 14th hour, as appropriate/log book entry