FMCSA HOS Sample Logs And Custom Testing Of Split SB, Etc.

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Harvey C.'s Comment
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I searched and did not see this FMCSA posted here previously. There is one YouTube video where the presenter showed a sample log from this page but even he had no recollection of where he got it from. The split SB can get confusing and I thought this may be useful for drivers.

FMCSA HOS Logs

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I searched and did not see this FMCSA posted here previously. There is one YouTube video where the presenter showed a sample log from this page but even he had no recollection of where he got it from. The split SB can get confusing and I thought this may be useful for drivers.

FMCSA HOS Logs

Nice link!!

It's actually in the works, with all the 'behind the scenes' that O/S and Brett and Dave are implementing literally NOW!

Patience, grasshopper. You'll be amazed. We ALL will ~!!

~ Anne ~

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Logs and HOS are much easier to understand once you're out here doing it. Some companies don't allow their drivers to use splits. I don't use them pulling dry van. With the newest ELD laws it is a little easier. Our resident expert is Kearney. I think she has an article on here, she also has a couple of YouTube videos on it.

My best understanding is you drive a few hours, park, go into sleeper berth for eight hours. Then drive a few hours, park and go off duty or sleeper berth for two hours. The hours you will have will be 11- the hours you drove between the breaks.

Hope this helps.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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As Anne hinted, O. S. and others are putting together a new explanation for the Split Berth. I can't find it using Search, but Old School posted and discussed most of it a few months ago.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Our son has used a 7/3 split twice in the past two weeks but it can get confusing sometimes so using the link above can be useful for him to confirm compliance. I saw Kearsey's 8/2 video. There aren't many done after the new rules last September. Looking forward to the update here. It seems that there might be an opportunity for someone to create an app for driver trip planning (I mean for drivers, not software for companies). The FMCSA link works well but would be better if one could go in and edit an entry instead of having to delete it.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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As Anne hinted, O. S. and others are putting together a new explanation for the Split Berth. I can't find it using Search, but Old School posted and discussed most of it a few months ago.

I'm thinking the 'asking for input' thread is no longer available; I looked also! LoL...

The finished product will be awesome!!

~ Anne ~

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