DOT: Hours of Service

  • 4 topics | 34m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Commercial motor vehicle drivers in the US must comply with regulations issued by the US Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Commercial motor vehicle operators need to be aware of the driving rules, documentation requirements, and penalties for noncompliance, including the limitation of 70 hours of on duty time per eight-day period or 60 hours of on duty time per seven-day period. DOT: Hours of Service was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify who must comply with HOS regulations
  • specify how the three maximum duty limits impact how you spend your time on duty
  • recognize HOS provisions
  • identify exceptions to the HOS regulations
  • identify what needs to be reported in your electronic logging device


  • What are HOS Regulations?
  • Hours of Service Limits
  • Hours of Service Exceptions
  • Driver's Record of Duty Status