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 online Hours of Service Rules for Passenger-Carrying CMV Drivers 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.
After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of:
- 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
This online Hours of Service Rules for Passenger-Carrying CMV Drivers course covers the following topics:
- Impact on CSA BASIC Scores
- On-Duty and Off-Duty Time
- 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 of Fatigued Operator
- ELD Mandate
- Harassment or Coercion of Drivers Prohibited
- Supporting Documents & Retention
- Non-Business Private Motor Carriers of Passengers
- Adverse Driving Conditions
- Alaska 7 Hawaii Drivers
Approximately 50 minutes
A mark of 80% must be achieved to pass this course. The course can be taken three times to achieve the pass mark.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, learners can download a certificate of completion that is also available for printing.