Driver HOS violations increasing in ELD era
In the 2018 International Roadcheck back in June, which “served as the perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of hours-of-service regulations and compliance,” according to CVSA, hours-of-service was the most common driver violation.
CVSA placed observed 3,035 driver and 15,981 vehicle out-of-service conditions. For drivers, the top three OOS violations were for hours-of-service (43.7%), wrong class license (21.4%) and false Record of Duty status (10.1%).
EROAD also recently analyzed millions of aggregated ELD data points from trips taken by US-based vehicles and drivers from January 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018 to identify violations in relation to type, frequency per driver, and time in violation. The data was sharedto the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as the agency captures public comment regarding changes to Hours-of-Service regulations under consideration.
The analysis found the 30-minute rest break is the most common violation, followed by 14-hour duty limit, 11-hour driving limit, and on-duty limit.
While the number of violations per driver is increasing for the 11-hour driving limit and 14-hour duty limit, the silver lining in the report is that the average time spent in violation is reducing over time.
While CVSA and EROAD data illustrates the vast majority of drivers are complying with HOS regulations, the data shows that not all carriers and truckers are on board with the rules.
Fleet ELD back-office staff need to be vigilant in keeping an eye on HOS violation reports of their drivers. The last thing you want is to have FMCSA or a state investigator show up to do a compliance review and nobody knows how to pull driver logs and the various reports that they ask for.
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