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    Confused about the new Hours of Service rules that started on October 1, 2005? Wondering how to do a pre-trip inspection? Worried about handling a blowout? The answers to these and more questions are here. Since 1986, Ol’ Blue, USA has been dedicated to improving highway safety through education. This page brings all of our safety info together into one location.

    2009 Hours Of Service Flash Slideshow From Ol' Blue, USA
    The Revised Hours-of-Service Regulations Info from FMCSA
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    Hours of Service (HOS) 2009 Information

    NEW as of 01/19/09

    Hours Of Service Flash Slideshow From Ol' Blue, USA
    Update 01/19/09:

    To view the Hours Of Service Slideshow, you must have Macromedia Flash 6. It is available for free by clicking the image on the right.  

    The Revised Hours-of-Service Regulations Info From FMCSA

    To view the PDF Version of the "New" Hours Of Service Info, you must have Adobe Acrobat. It is available for free by clicking the image on the right.  

    In the months preceding the compliance date of January 4, 2004, the FMCSA is working with its partners and stakeholders to assure a smooth transition to the new regulations. The following information and education and training materials will help us implement these new regulations, for the continuing improvement of motor carrier safety.
    8/19/05 -- Revised Hours of Service Regulations Effective October 1, 2005
    12/30/03 -- News Release:
    New Trucking Hours-of-Service Rule Begins Sunday
    States Citing the New Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations PDF Version :: HTML Version
    11/25/03 -- Hours of Service Enforcement Policy PDF Version :: HTML Version
    09/30/03 -- HOS Technical Amendments PDF Version :: HTML Version
    Driver's HOS Regulations PDF Version :: HTML Version
    HOS Drivers - Driver Rest and Sleep for Safe Operations Final Rule
    HOS Regulatory Evaluation PDF Version :: TIF Version
    HOS Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Attached Environmental Assessment PDF Version ::
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    HOS News Release
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    Driver's HOS Pocket Guide PDF Version :: HTML Version
    HOS Power Point Presentation PDF Version :: HTML Version :: PPT Version
    Revised HOS Fact Sheet PDF Version - HTML Version
    HOS Frequently Asked Questions
    Note to Users of Regulatory Guidance: Part 395
    FMCSA has staffed a toll-free telephone line around the clock to answer drivers' questions.

    The phone number is 1-800-598-5664.

    For HOS regulations inquiries, please contact the Public Affairs office.

    A Safety Minute ©
    You can now listen, view or print Ol’ Blue, USA’s Safety Tips, hosted by David "Cabover" Kolman and broadcast at 4AM CT every weekday on the Midnight Trucking Radio Network. If you want to avoid a ticket, mechanical failure, or being put out-of-service, be sure to check this out. These tips come from drivers, law enforcement and the Ol’ Blue, USA team and are an essential tool to be used during your pre-trip inspection.

    Pre-Trip Inspection
    Pre-trip inspections can save hassles, time and money — and, oh yeah, maybe your life. By Bill Hudgins

    Tire Blowout Safety Video
    A Public Safety video, called The Critical Factor, Copyrighted and produced by Michelin® Tire Corp, detailing the procedures for maintaining control during rapid loss of tire pressure.

    MATS 2003
    Trade Show Television Network video about The "Safety Center" and an interview with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Greg Hardin about "Log Books" at The 2003 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.

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    Provides electronic access to carrier safety information and other carrier statistics as provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Link at www.safersys.org.
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