Logbook Example

The logbook examples in this edition have been revised to comply with the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, which became effective December 16, 2014. Section 133 temporarily suspends enforcement of the hours of service restart provisions pertaining to two 1–5 a.m. periods and limiting the restart to once in 168 hours. Logbook examples pertaining to the two 1–5 a.m. periods and once-per-week provision have been temporarily removed from this edition.

Listed below are 30 examples of the Federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules. Most, but not all of the examples focus on the HOS rules for property-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Four examples of the HOS rules for passenger-carrying vehicles and a 60/70 hour rule example is also included. Each example includes: • One or more completed grids from a driver’s daily Record of Duty Status (RODS) or log (where there are consecutive logs, the labels “Day1”, “Day 2”, “Day 3”, etc. are used to tell the respective days apart); • A brief description of any violations that may exist; and • An in-depth explanation of the HOS rules as they apply to the sample RODS. Each blue horizontal line drawn within each log grid is labeled with the number of consecutive hours the driver spent in that duty status:
A red “violation arrow,” is used to indicate the point at which the driver went into violation of the 11,14, 60/70 hour rule, for example.

Finally, on these following examples an arrow labeled “CP” is used to indicate various “Calculation Points,” such as “CP#1,” “CP#2,” etc. A calculation point is the time of day at which a driver of a property-carrying CMV would begin to count his/her driving and/or on-duty time so as to calculate compliance with the driving and/or on-duty limits. A calculation point would normally appear after a 10-hour break or equivalent:

When reviewing the following examples, unless otherwise indicated, you can assume that the driver had at least 10consecutive hours off dutybefore the start of each “Day 1” or standalone log.