Hours of Service: Driver Training

Teaches drivers the hours of service (HOS) rules, how to properly log changes in duty status, and why that’s more important than ever under FMCSA’s CSA initiative.


This course will give you an overview of the FMCSA's hours of service (HOS) rules that drivers must comply with, including a detailed look at how to comply with the HOS regulations and how to maintain an accurate record of duty status.

Regulations covered by this course include: 49 CFR Part 395

After completing this course, supervisors will understand:

  • The purpose and importance of hours-of-service regulations
  • How to apply hours-of-service regulations, including:
    • The daily 11-Hour Driving Limit, the 10-hour Off-Duty Rule, the 14-Hour Duty Rule, and the Mandatory Break Provision
    • The weekly 60-Hour/7-day and 70-Hour/8-day On-Duty Limits, and the 34-Hour Restart Provision
    • The exceptions to the weekly and daily limits
  • How to comply with hours-of-service regulations by:
    • Managing time spent driving, on-duty, and off-duty,
    • Maintaining a current, accurate record of duty status.


  • Hours of Service Overview
    • Hours of Service Overview
    • Driver Fatigue
    • When do the Regulations Apply?
    • On-Duty vs. Off-Duty Time
  • Hours of Service Regulations
    • Hours of Service Regulations
    • Daily Driving and Duty Limits
    • Weekly Driving and Duty Limits
    • Optional 34-Hour Restart Provision
    • Record of Duty Status
    • Putting it all Together
  • Exceptions
    • Exceptions
    • The 100 Air-Mile Exception
    • The 150- Air-Mile Exception
    • The 16-Hour Short Haul Exception
    • The Sleeper-Berth Provision
    • The Split-Sleeper Option
    • The Adverse Driving Conditions Exception
    • The Oilfield Exception


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 60 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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