Any driver that leaves the state or goes to the airport in a vehicle designed for 9 of more passengers is an interstate CMV operator. CMV Operators are subject to hours of service regulations as described HERE. This includes both CDL and non-CDL drivers.
Hours of Service (HOS), or keeping a log book, is a simple concept with a set of complex regulations. The goal is to ensure only safe, well-rested drivers are on the road. From a business standpoint, one must maximize driver utilization while maintaining complete compliance and reducing liability.
Who needs to comply with HOS regulations?
The FMCSA states that HOS regulations apply to any driver who:
• Is engaged in interstate commerce (picking up at the airport, or performing affiliate work from an out of state company)
• Using a vehicle designed or used to carry 9 passengers (including the driver)
• For compensation (directly or indirectly)
It is the legal responsibility of the employer to ensure compliance with all hours of service regulations. It gets even more complicated when employees have multiple jobs, drive different vehicle types, and leave for extended absences. We know that checking logs can be a real burden, let Limo & Bus Compliance help you implement systems that ensure you maintain legal compliance while reducing the cost per driver. We will evaluate your needs and assist with implementation of a logging system that maximizes your legal hours, without burdening your staff.
Please note: Those that use the 100 Air-Mile Rule should view our frequently asked questions page to verify your policy is in compliance.
For more information on hours of service click here.
- Create and maintain files for hours of service records
- Review hours of service records for form and manner violations
- Review hours of service records for HOS violations
- Assist with implementation of electronic logs
- Provide a weekly report of violations to company management
- Full use of Limo Logs the only electronic log book designed for the limo industry