The entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule has been delayed for two years. The new compliance date is February 7, 2022. Though the rule has been delayed, schools and training entities should continue to prepare for this final rule, as the requirements are complex. It will take a substantial amount of time to implement all curriculum, facility, equipment, and instructor requirements.
This course can be used to help satisfy the theory instruction portion of the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements that go into effect on February 7, 2022. To satisfy the theory instruction requirements, this course must be assigned and administered by a school or other entity listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Training Provider Registry (TPR). To satisfy the complete ELDT training requirements, the school or entity conducting the training must provide the driver-trainee "behind-the-wheel" instruction in addition to theory instruction.
The hours-of-service regulations are contained in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They apply to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) involved in interstate commerce and cover two areas:
Hours of service. The number of hours which drivers are allowed to drive and/or work in a given period of time. These are hours drivers must account for.
Driver’s record of duty status. What drivers use to keep track of their hours of service.
This course is designed to cover the specific requirements for drivers of property-carrying CMVs.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Recognize the purpose of the hours of service regulations and their impact on drivers
- Explain how to apply hours of service regulations, including on-duty and driving limits and the 34-hour restart provision
- Describe how to keep track of their hours of service using an electronic logging device or paper logs
- Identify which, if any, exceptions to hours of service apply to themselves
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 23: Hours of Service Requirements online course covers the following topics:
- Who is Regulated?
- On-Duty & Off-Duty Time
- The Limits
- 14-Hour (Duty) Limit
- 11-Hour (Driving) Limit
- 60-/70-Hour (On Duty) Limits
- 34-Hour Restart Provision
- Mandatory Break Provision
- Record of Duty Status
- Electronic Logging Device (ELD)
- Paper Logs
- Mandatory Break Provision Exceptions
- 100 Air-Mile Radius (Short-Haul)
- 150 Air-Mile Radius (Non-CDL Short-Haul)
- 16-Hour Short Haul (“Big Day” Exception)
- Sleeper Berth
- Adverse & Emergency Driving Conditions
- Hi-Rail Vehicles
- Other Exceptions
- Consequences for Non-Compliance
- Impact on CSA BASIC Scores
- Out-of-Service Criteria
- Travel Time
Course Length: 20 minutes
Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver’s license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
Regulations Covered: Unit A1.5.3 Hours of Service Requirements
This unit must teach driver-trainees to understand that there are different hours-of-service (HOS) requirements applicable to different industries. The training providers must teach driver-trainees all applicable HOS regulatory requirements. The training providers must teach driver-trainees to complete a Driver’s Daily Log (electronic and paper), timesheet, and logbook recap, as appropriate. The training providers must teach driver-trainees the consequences (safety, legal, and personal) of violating the HOS regulations, including the fines and penalties imposed for these types of violations.
Copyright Date: 2019