Hours of Service Rules for Passenger-Carrying CMV Drivers

Interactive Training
45 minutes

Course Description

Hours of Service Rules for Passenger-Carrying CMV Drivers

The purpose of the hours of service (HOS) regulations is to keep tired drivers off the road. After many hours behind the wheel, fatigue sets in, and it can lead to bad decisions and potentially serious, if not deadly, crashes. For the safety of all drivers and passengers, compliance with the hours of service regulations has been required for drivers of passenger-carrying vehicles since the 1930's.

This course is designed to give drivers and carriers of buses and motorcoaches an overview of the FMCSA's DOT hours of service rules and how to comply with them.

  • The J. J. Keller's Hours of Service Rules for Passenger-Carrying CMV Drivers eLearning course covers the following topics:
    • Introduction to Hours of Service
      • The Regulations
      • Who is Regulated?
      • Impact on CSA BASIC Scores
      • On-Duty and Off-Duty Time
      • Personal Conveyance
    • Rules
      • 8-Hour (off duty) Rule
      • 10-Hour (driving) Rule
      • 15-Hour (on duty) Rule
      • 60-/70-Hour (on duty) Rule
      • 14/15-Day Rule
      • Sleeper Berth
      • Ill or Fatigued Operator
    • Record of Duty Status
      • ELD Mandate
      • Harassment or Coercion of Drivers Prohibited
      • Required Components
      • Supporting Documents & Retention
    • Exceptions
      • 100 Air-Mile Radius
      • Non-Business Private Motor Carriers of Passengers
      • Adverse Driving Conditions
      • Alaska Drivers
      • Hawaii Drivers
  • After completing this course, learners will be able to:
    • Recognize the purpose of the hours of service regulations, who is regulated, and the impact on drivers
    • Explain how to comply with hours of service rules
    • Identify required Record of Duty Status components and supporting documents
    • Discuss some of the most frequently used exceptions
  • Intended Audience: Passenger-carrying CMV drivers and carriers
  • Regs Covered: 49 CFR Part 395
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2017