A reader of Marc’s Safety Corner and customer of BigRoad recently asked an interesting question. How are Hours of Service (HOS) recorded when you have two vehicles – one that is ELD-enabled, while the other is not? Below, read Marc’s expert answer.
Dear Marc, after reading the blog, “Are drivers required to show when they stop for fuel on their BigRoad driver logs?” I am wondering about flagging every on/off duty switch. If the driver is loading, unloading, or resting, do we need to mark that in the notes section? Do we need to note 30-minute breaks, or can we note that we were off duty 30 minutes?
Question submitted from one of our readers, Kevin B. Thanks, Kevin!
When taking a break while hauling hazmats, make sure you’re doing it right!
Understanding how to rightly claim the right duty status is already crucial if DOT ever inspects you. It is equally important to understand the regulatory requirements for taking your mandatory breaks, depending on the type of cargo you’re hauling. When hauling hazardous materials, this affects your driving status to ensure the safety of other road users.
Read on to learn more about your 30-minute mandatory rest break, and how it affects your duty status.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced the creation of an email address to streamline the process for requesting an extension of the 8-day period that is allowed in the regulations in order to repair or replace an electronic logging device (ELD) that malfunctions.