We seem to be getting a ton of questions about Hours of Service (HOS) lately!

So we thought why not write a blog answering all of those questions.

Let’s jump in and get started.

The Facts

Property carrying vehicles

  1. You can only drive for 11 hours
  2. You can’t drive after being on duty for 14 hours
  3. You have to have 10 consecutive hours off duty to reset your 14 hours on duty and 11 hours driving
  4. You can only work 60 hours is 7 days or 70 hours in 8 days (depending on which rule set your company falls under)
    1. 60 / 7 days hour’s if the company operates 6 days a week
    2. 70 / 8 days hours if the company operates 7 days a week
  5. To reset your 60 or 70-hour clock you need to have 34 consecutive hours off duty
  6. You have to have a 30-minute break after driving for 8 hours
    1. If running oversize loads then this is not required
      1. Be sure to carry the exemption with you in your truck
    2. If operating under the short-haul exemption this is not required
  7. If your truck is newer than 2000 and you are not under an exemption you have to use an ELD (Electronic Logging Device)
    1. Exemptions include
      1. Short-haul
        1. Stay within a 150 air-mile radius of where you started your day 
          1. And
        2. Returned to the same location within 14 hours of coming on duty
      2. Your truck engine is 1999 or older
      3. Hauling livestock or insects

Passenger Carrying-vehicles

  1. You can only drive for 10 hours
  2. You can’t drive after being on duty for 15 hours
  3. You have to have 8 consecutive hours off duty to reset your 15-hour clock
  4. You can only work 60 hours is 7 days or 70 hours in 8 days (depending on which rule set your company falls under)
    1. 60 / 7 days hour’s if the company operates 6 days a week
    2. 70 / 8 days hours if the company operates 7 days a week
  5. If your truck is newer than 2000 and you are not under an exemption you have to use an ELD (Electronic Logging Device)
    1. Exemptions include
      1. Short-haul
        1. Stay within a 150 air-mile radius of where you started your day 
          1. And
        2. Returned to the same location within 14 hours of coming on duty
      2. Your bus engine is 1999 or older

I know that we just “puked” a ton of info out there but there is no better way to get it out there quickly.

Stay tuned because we are going to have more Blogs that give you all the details you need to know about HOS.