HOS Violation of Log Book Fix By 3 Easy Steps

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HOS Violation of Log Book Fix By 3 Easy Steps

Hours of Service (HOS) violations refer to instances where commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers or their employers fail to comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations regarding driving hours and rest periods. These regulations are designed to prevent driver fatigue and promote road safety by ensuring that CMV drivers get sufficient rest and are not driving for extended periods without adequate breaks.

HOS Violations As Per DOT Inspection

When HOS violations are identified during a DOT inspection, the consequences can range from warnings and citations to fines and out-of-service orders, depending on the severity and frequency of the violations. Repeated or serious violations can result in penalties for both the driver and the carrier, impacting the carrier’s safety rating and potential legal liabilities.

To avoid HOS violations during DOT inspections, drivers and carriers should ensure that they understand and adhere to the DOT HOS regulations accurately, maintain accurate records, and utilize ELDs or RODS appropriately to track driving hours and rest periods.

How Many Types of HOS Violation As Per DOT Rule In The United State Of America and Canada

1.  11hour driving limit

2. 14 hour shift limit

3. 30 minutes break required

4. Daily 10-hour off duty required (this violation is visible in Canada during Canada cycle)

5. 16 hour shift limit (this violation is visible in Canada during Canada cycle as well)

6. 14 hour On duty time (this violation is visible in Canada during Canada cycle for city driver)

All These DOT HOS Violations will Remove To Follow The Following Steps.

11Hour Driving Limit

As per DOT Hours of Service, may drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. No more than 11hrs may be spent driving during the 14hrs after your last off-duty period. Drivers exceeding this limit could face penalties, a driver can drive 11 hours in a 24-hour period. This violation will be visible to DOT officer for the next 14 days on log book. If truck drives more then 3 minute from the 11 hour driving limit then officer will not issue any ticket. Therefore, you should stop the vehicle before 5 minutes from 11 hour driving. So, you can avoid this violation on logbook.

HOS Violation of Log Book Fix By 3 Easy Steps

If they happened to travel 65 miles per hour (mph) the whole time, that’s 715 miles maximum.

14 Hour Driving Limit

May not driver beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14th hour period. When driver put On duty after 10 hours sleep that time his shift time start. which will end up when he/she driving and choose sleeper.

HOS Violation of Log Book Fix By 3 Easy Steps

If the truck drive more than 10 or 15 minutes from the 14 hour shift, the driver can adjust this violation to his on-duty time when he spent time during Pre-trip inspection. This violation can be removed by the Driver App or Fleet Admin.

30 Minutes Break Required

It is most crucial DOT Hours of Service rule. Drivers must take a 30-minute break when they have driven for a period of 8 cumulative hours without at least a 30-minute interruption. The break may be satisfied by any non-driving period of 30 consecutive minutes (i.e., on-duty not driving, off duty, sleeper berth, or any combination of these taken consecutively).

HOS Violation of Log Book Fix By 3 Easy Steps

Driver can select 15 minutes On duty time and 15 minutes Off duty time. It shows that 30 minute break is completed and he/she can start driving. The driver can take 30 minutes break after 3 hour 05 minute. This is because rest of driving hours will show less then 8 hours. It means that driver can drive continuously 7 hours 55 minutes.


Ques.1) What is 60/70-hour limit violation?

Ans-:  May not drive after 60/70 hours on duty in7/8 consecutive days.

Ques.2) What is split sleeper berth violation?

Ans-: When driver doesn’t spend continuously 2 or 3 hour in sleep.

Ques.3) What is daily 10-hour off duty required violation?

Ans-: The total number of off-duty hours taken in a day should include a minimum of two hours of off-duty time separate from the mandatory eight consecutive hours of off-duty periods.

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