Local Hos Regs

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Andrew B.'s Comment
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Local HOS regulations are different than otr correct? I'm getting a local gig after putting 13 months on the road. I was talking to a buddy who said it was 14 hours a day we could drive but he wasn't certain. Well I'll make $200 a day so I'm thinking I'll be running the most hours legal since I'm not hourly just wondering if I'm looking at hour weeks any help would be appreciated thanks

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jeffry T.'s Comment
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The hos are the same for a local driver as an otr driver you still can't work over 14 on duty 11 driving. If you aren't traveling more then 100 air miles from where you are based then you can run a time log instead of a standard log with graph etc but with a time log you can not exceed 12 hours on duty if you do then you have to use a regular hos logbook.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here is an excerpt from 13.6 Recording And Logging Hours Of Service:

100 Air Mile Radius Exception

You are not required to fill out a log with a graph grid if you come under the 100 air mile radius exception. The 100 air mile radius exception applies for any day in which you:

  • Drive within a 100 air-mile radius of your normal work reporting location.
  • Return to your work reporting location and are released within 12 consecutive hours.
  • Follow the 10 hour off duty and 11 hour driving requirements.

Your motor carrier must keep time records of the times you report for and are released from work each day, and the total hours on duty each day. You do not have to have these records in your truck.

This exception is optional. For example, you and your employer may choose to use a logbook even though you are within the 100 air mile radius, so that you do not have to be released from work within 12 hours that day.

So you either use the same logbook under the same rules or you use the 100 Mile Air Radius Exception and your company will track your time for you.

That excerpt was from the Logbook Rules section of our High Road Training Program.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Andrew B.'s Comment
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Thanks guys

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