Log Auditing and Monitoring
The Hours-of-Service rules set forth by the FMCSA are important because it is imperative that drivers are not operating commercial vehicles while they are fatigued. The best way to combat that is to be continuously monitoring drivers logs books and timesheets. The HOS of rules recently changed, and it is imperative to be informed of these changes and that your organization is following these regulations. Regularly monitoring drivers’ hours-of-service is vital for maintaining compliance and assuring drivers are not fatigued.
Items to Consider
Are you drivers operating with the limits of the HOS?
Are you keeping all the required supporting documents for HOS purposes? (fuel, BOL, etc.)
Are you using exemptions (ag, short haul) properly?
What are you doing if your drivers are operating outside of the HOS rules and regulations?
49 CFR 395.1-395.8