The Short Haul Exemption—What You Need to Know to Stay HOS Compliant

Running short haul and worried about how Hours of Service rules and the ELD mandate apply to you?

Let’s take a look at the short haul exemption and clear up your questions. Are you exempt from using ELDs?

According to language in the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, if you’re running short haul, you’re not required to maintain a RODS and, therefore, won’t need to log your hours with an ELD.

Using Hours of Service Exemptions in Adverse Conditions—Your How-To

A white out at Vail Pass. A 20-car pile-up on Chicago’s I-55. Try as you might, it’s hard to prepare for the unexpected. The good news is there are provisions in place to help you out when something does come up. Namely, Hours of Service exemptions relating to adverse conditions.

What exactly are adverse conditions—and how can you use HOS exemptions appropriately?

We’ll explain what you need to know.

HOS fines are racking up!


HOS fines since the beginning of 2016*

What could you do with that kind of money?

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Gallons of fuel


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Truck tires


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Smokey & The Bandit DVDs


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iTunes downloads of
Eastbound and Down


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Miles of road paved with $


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Driver salaries