Hours of Service (HOS)
The Hours-of-Service rules are starting to rival our tax code in complexity. Most companies and operators are overwhelmed with the new regulations and the speed at which they change. Ignorance of the law is not considered an excuse. Companies must train employees in this critical area because violations are assesed to both the driver and the company. Violations will cost thousands of dollars in fines and lost revenue.
The Impact of HOS
Carriers that violate the EOBR requirement would face civil penalties of up to $11,000 for each offense. Noncompliance would also negatively impact a carrier�s safety fitness rating and DOT operating authority. It is clear that the FMCSA will target interstate carriers with serious patterns of HOS violations.
- Contact DOT Training and Services to learn the ramifications of this new program on your business. IF YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF AN AUDIT, CONTACT USIMMEDIATELY.
- Under the new regs, drivers’ records are transferred to your business. Their safety record for up to 3 years of previous violations now become your record.