The last week, we introduced that new HOS regulation had been published and 4 key changes to HOS regulations. Even though there are only 4 major differences, there might be many employers or drivers who have difficulty in understanding new rules. For those of them living in USA, here is great news.
FMCSA released Educational tool for Hour of service (ETHOS) and they offer updates and current information about HOS that went into effect on September 29, 2020 on their website.
Source: FMCSA screenshot
The tool helps carriers and drivers better understand the HOS regulations. When drivers and carriers enter their duty statuses into the web-based log, potential violations of the following rules will be identified by ETHOS:
- 11-hour driving limit (property) or 10-hour driving limit (passenger)
- 14-hour driving window (property) or 15-hour on-duty limit (passenger)
- 30-minute break (property)
- Sleeper berth provision
FMCSA also offers a downloadable file about the pre-populated examples.
By leveraging those useful tool and documentations, you will be able to have clear vision about the HOS new regulation changes and apply it to your business immediately.