The latest guidelines from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that revise the Hours of Service (HOS) safety requirements went into effect February 27, 2012. However, truck drivers and trucking companies have until July 1st, 2013 to fully comply with selected provisions of regulations. When FMCSA regulations change, it’s important to know how log book notations may change in regards to rest breaks, driving limits, etc. We found a great resource on the FMCSA website that shows several examples of a drivers log book:
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We’ve found this page on the FMCSA.dot.gov website to be an excellent resource for more information on the hours-of-service regulations.
The new regulations were created to address possible driver fatigue. We’re curious what you think of the changes. Please send us a message or leave a reply below to let us know and we’ll feature a future blog post on the subject.