Verifying Drivers’ Hours-of-Service Compliance Using Recording Devices
All commercial drivers in BC are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to record their total hours-of-compliance using either an electronic device or a manual log book. The FMCSA permits the use of a variety of devices to record a driver’s hours-of-service (HOS).
Although the purpose of all the devices is to record a driver’s HOS, they are not all the same and have different printing requirements. When it comes to roadside inspections, many drivers can be confused as to what is required.
Whether the device is an automatic on-board device (AOBRD) or an electronic on-board recording device (EOBR) or other computer, tablet or phone installed with logging software applications, the device must record required HOS details and be able to produce these upon demand for an inspector (either via electronic or display)
An inspector may request a printed record of duty status if he or she can’t verify compliance with the HOS from viewing the device’s display screen.
Drivers who use logging software and applications without electronic signature capabilities to record the HOS must have their previous 6 days of record of duty status printed, signed and in their possession during roadside inspections.
For a more detailed explanation of inspection requirements, visit To Print or Not to Print
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
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