How to Record Hours of Service

As a carrier, you must make sure your drivers are following the HOS rules. You do that by checking their daily logs. So it's in your best interest to make sure your drivers understand how to record their hours of service correctly. If they don’t, you won’t be able to monitor them.

The following media introduces the log sheet and how to fill it out correctly. Note that most log sheets begin at midnight—but the carrier may choose a different time to begin the driving day. Your drivers could use a log sheet that begins at a different time. Our example uses the common midnight start.