FMCSA’s 2013 HOS Final Rule
The New Rules
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its final hours-of-service (HOS) rule in July 2013. Teletrac’s HOS solution helps business owners—with fleets of all sizes—meet these new regulations, providing them with the necessary tools to proactively track driver work hours (such as start time, rest breaks, arrival and departure times) and stay DOT-compliant.
|Provision||Prior Rule||Final Rule - Compliance Date July 1, 2013|
Limitations on minimum "34-hour restarts"
(1) Minimum include two periods between 1 a.m. - 5 a.m. home terminal time.
(2) May only be used once per week, 168 hours, measured from the beginning of the previous restart.
|Rest Breaks||None except as limited by other rule provisions||May drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since end of driver's last off-duty or sleeper-berth period of at least 30 minutes. [49 CFR 397.5 mandatory "in attendance" time for hazardous materials may be included in break if no other duties performed]|
How the Teletrac's HOS Solution Meets the 2013 Final Rule
receives these warnings 60, 30, 15 and 5 minutes before the actual violation. If the driver fails to take the required break, they are considered in violation and a pop-up message displays on the screen confirming the status.
These ‘pending’ and actual violation messages can be received by fleet managers and/or dispatchers in a number of ways, such as pop-up warnings via Fleet Director and scheduled email and/or SMS sent directly to mobile devices.
Stay DOT-Compliant And Up-To-Date
Fleet Director’s HOS Solution is fully-compliant with FMCSA regulations providing users a sense of security while increasing fleet safety, efficiency and reducing operational costs—all from an advanced, integrated and easy-to-use, web-based platform.
Fleet Director Features