FMCSA BRAKING BASICS September 2016

A brief video showing the potential consequences of a commercial motor vehicle attempting to stop with poor brakes.
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Pro-TREAD has updated our Hours of Service training program ahead of the new rules that begin July 1. This video is just one short snippet of a 30-minute course on the HOS rules from the FMCSA.

The big changes starting July 1, 2013 are:

– Thirty-Four Hour Period: This refers to being off-duty for 34 hours in a row. . This is an optional method for resetting your On-Duty time back to zero so you can start your next 60 or 70-hour work period with maximum available on-duty hours. You may only use this rule once a week and new stipulations say the 34 hours must have two periods that fall between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

– Rest Breaks: This requirement states you may drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since the end of your last Off-Duty period of at least 30 minutes. These breaks must be logged and comply as Off-Duty time.

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