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