Activity 2: Practice Recording Hours of Service for One Day

Download the log sheet to practice recording these three drivers’ days.

For each scenario, log the day on the hard copy you printed. Check your work against the key. Be sure to fill in the total hours.

1. Harry got up at 4:00 a.m. and had breakfast.

  • He started his trip inspection at 5:00 a.m.
  • Then he drove from 5:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., when he stopped for a coffee at a rest stop.
  • At 10:00 a.m., he drove again, until 12:45 p.m.
  • He stopped for a quick lunch. At 1:15 p.m., he started driving again, and drove another six and a half hours.
  • He was then off-duty for the rest of the day.

No, Harry drove 15 minutes longer than permitted for the day.

2. Bill drove until 2 a.m. then stopped for the night.

  • He got up and did a trip inspection at 10 a.m.
  • He drove from 10:30 a.m., until 1:30 p.m. then had lunch.
  • At 2:00 p.m., he started driving again.
  • Bill drove for the remainder of the hours allowed for the day.
  • He did not violate any driving day rules.
  • Then he did a trip inspection and replaced a wiper blade, which took 15 minutes.
  • After that, Bill went off-duty for the night.

3. Bonnie likes to drive at night through cities, to avoid traffic.

  • She started driving at midnight, and drove straight through until 9 a.m., when she
    stopped and fuelled her truck and did her paperwork from 9:00-9:30 a.m.
  • She took eight hours rest then did her pre-trip, which took half an hour.
  • She heard the rush hour was still bad due to an accident, so she decided to have a meal at the all-breakfast
    place and wait it out for an hour from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • She started driving again at 7:00 p.m., and stopped at 11 p.m. for a one-hour rest.

Bonnie's work shift ends at 9:30 a.m. the next day, when she starts another eight consecutive hours of off-duty time.