Through the years Hours of Service (HOS) has changed many times. The main purpose of HOS is to avoid or prevent accidents that are caused due to driver fatigue. In order to accomplish this, the number of driving hours per day for drivers is limited along with the number of working and driving hours in a week. You can also prevent fatigue by keeping the drivers on a 21- to 24-hour schedule, maintaining a natural cycle of sleep/wake or circadian rhythm. Drivers need to take minimum period of rest daily and are permitted longer rest durations in “weekends” to address cumulative fatigue effects that accrue on a weekly basis.
In this session, our expert speaker Jeana Hysell will provide you a better understanding of Hours of Service and its applications in various circumstances. You’ll understand why your driver should take control of HOS and not your company—and certainly not your dispatch.
Who should attend?
Jeana Hysell is a Senior Safety Consultant for J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. She provides safety and compliance solutions for clients. She also monitors regulations and industry best practices, develops training and advisory curriculum, and identifies service offerings. Ms. Hysell has been in the transportation indu... More info