2. CDL Endorsements & Restrictions
4. CDL Training: Learn to Drive
4. Seven-Step Inspection Method
8. CDL Training: Seeing Around
14. Managing Vehicles Around You
17. Spot Hazards on RoadCDL Training
24. Vehicle for Winter Driving
25. Drive in Winter Conditions
27. Railroad-Highway Crossings
39. Truck Fire Causes & Prevention
2. Legal Weight Limits for Trucks
3. Passenger Supervision & Accidents
2. Air Brake Systems for Trucks
3. Air-Brake Systems & Foundation
4. Air-Brake PartsCDL Training
5. Air-Brake System Spring Brakes
6. Air Brake Systems for Trucks
7. Dual Air Brake Systems for Trucks
10. CDL Air Brake Check for Trucks
12. Emergency Stops in a Truck
13. Properly Brake on Downgrades
1. Drive Combination Vehicles Safely
3. Handle Railroad-Highway Crossings
5. Combination Vehicle Air Brakes
7. Connect Hose Couplers (Glad Hands)
9. Antilock Brake Systems for Trucks
10. Couple & Uncouple Trucks Safely
11. Couple and Uncouple a Truck
12. Safely Uncouple Tractor-Semitrailers
13. Inspect a Combination Vehicle
2. Couple & Uncouple Trailers Safely
3. Uncouple Twin & Triple Trailers
1. CDL Training: Section 8 Tanks
1. Hazardous Materials Regulations
2. Intent of Hazmat Regulations
3. Hazardous Materials Responsibility
5. Placards & Regulated Products
7. Hazardous Substances & Quantities
8. Fill Out Hazmat Shipping Paper
9. Hazmat Shipping Paper Requirements
10. Recognize Hazardous Materials
12. Load & Unload Hazardous Cargo
13. Load & Unload Hazardous Cargo
14. Loading/Unloading Hazardous Cargo
15. Bulk Packaging Markings, Loading
17. Hazmat Driving & Parking Rules
19. Keep Shipping Papers & Info
20. Respond to Hazmat Emergencies
21. Control Truck Fires & Leaks
22. Respond to CDL Training Hazards
23. Required Notification for CDL
24. Hazardous Materials Glossary
2. School Bus Loading/Unloading
6. Emergency Exit/Evacuation CDL
7. Emergency Evacuation Procedures
10. CDL Training: Special Situations
1. CDL Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection
2. Inspect Vehicle Parts for CDL
4. CDL Training: Check Oil Pedals
5. Inspect Steering & Suspension
6. CDL Training: Brake Wheel Checkup
7. Inspect Truck for CDL Training
8. Inspect Tractor & Coupling Lines
9. CDL Drivers: School Bus Inspection
10. Inspect Trailer for CDL Training
1. CDL Basic Vehicle Control Skills
1. CDL Training On-road Driving
2. On-Road Driving: Intersections
3. CDL Training: On-Road Part 3
1. Learn Hours of Service Regulations
2. HOS Regulations for Truckers
3. Understanding HOS Regulations
6. 11-Hour Driving Limit for Trucks
8. Adverse Driving Conditions/16hr
11. Calculate Hours with Sleeper Rule
1. Weight & Balance Laws for Trucks
2. Weight Transfer for Truck Drivers
3. Limitations of Axle Spacing
4. Scale Truck for CDL Training
5. Position of Trailer Tandems
6. Load Cargo for Axle Balance
7. Calculate Fuel Weight for CDL
8. Calculate Truck Driver Fuel
9. Calc Fuel Burnoff for Trucks
1. Learn Cargo Securement Fund.
2. Cargo Securement Requirements
4. Learn Containing, Immobilizing
6. Cargo Tie-Downs: Working Load
9. Secure Logs Loaded Lengthwise
12. Secure Metal Coils in Truck
13. Secure Coils Eyes Crosswise
14. Secure Coils Eyes Lengthwise
15. Secure Coils for Truck Drivers
16. Secure Paper Rolls for CDL
17. Load & Secure Paper Rolls Vert.
18. Secure Paper Rolls Vert. CDL
22. Reqs. Arrange Concrete Pipe
23. Securing Pipe Inside Diam. 1.143
24. Securing Pipe Inside Diam. 1143
25. Secure Intermodal Containers
26. Secure Autos, Light Trucks, Vans
27. Secure Heavy Vehicles, Equip.
28. Secure Flattened/Crushed Vehicles
29. Secure Roll-On/Roll-Off Hook
30. Secure Large Boulders Tranport
1. Cargo Securement for Trucks
2. Securement Devices & Dunnage
3. Strength Ratings Blocking System
4. Cargo Roll Prevention Training
8. Securement Reqs. for Metal Coils
9. Securement Reqs. for Metal Coils
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Generally, DOT officers are the ones who enforce HOS rules, although any police officer may inspect a driver’s electronic logs. Individual states maintain weigh stations where they pull drivers in for random vehicle and logbook inspections. Police officers and DOT officers may also pull drivers over for random vehicle checks and log inspections.
Though it won’t happen often, chances are they will check your electronic logs every now and then.
Your ELD will have a “roadside inspection” status that you use when the officer is doing his inspection. This will allow the officer easy access to your logs without having to dig around too much.
Your ELD can also email or fax your logs to the officer or the weigh station. Some drivers regularly email their logs to themselves so they have a permanent record of their logs should they need them.
You must be familiar with your device and its functions. Part of the driver’s responsibility is to know how to present his logs for inspection. The driver must also have a set of instructions for the particular ELD on board the truck called a “Cab Card.”
During an inspection, it is likely the officer will ask to see the instructions. Be prepared! Make sure you understand your ELD and how it functions. You must be ready for a random inspection at all times!
In addition to the laws created by the FMCSA, most carriers have their own company policies regarding electronic logs. Not only do carriers want to ensure their drivers are safe on the roadways, but carriers often receive audits from DOT officials and face heavy fines if too many drivers have violations on their logs.
Internal auditors frequently review a driver's logbook for discrepancies or violations. A driver with too many logbook violations may receive a warning, discipline, or termination. Terminating a driver usually only occurs after several violations. The requirements for using electronic logging devices have forced carriers to crack down hard on HOS violations.
With the advent of ELDs, today’s drivers are monitored closely. Most dispatchers will know immediately when one of their drivers has violated the HOS rules. The current push within the industry for safety and compliance has limited the number of HOS violations allowed.
Circumstances may arise that cause a driver to violate one or more logbook rules. Proper trip planning and execution of those plans will help drivers produce clean and compliant logs without excessive patterns of abuse.
Drivers who cannot keep their logs clean in today’s strict regulatory atmosphere will soon find themselves out of work. ELDs are here to stay. Drivers must understand these regulations to remain both compliant and productive.
A driver with too many logbook violations may receive what type of punishment from their company?
Who is allowed to inspect a driver's logbook?
A driver must have a set of instructions for their particular Electronic Logging Device called a:
Circumstances may arise that cause a driver to violate one or more logbook rules. What is the best way to avoid those circumstances?
Who enforces logbook regulations?
Generally, DOT officers are the ones who enforce HOS rules, although any police officer may inspect a driver’s electronic logs.
In addition to the laws created by the FMCSA, most carriers have their own company policies regarding electronic logs. Not only do carriers want to ensure their drivers are safe on the roadways, but carriers often receive audits from DOT officials and face heavy fines if too many drivers have violations on their logs. Internal auditors frequently review a driver's logbook for discrepancies or violations.
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