What is it?
The Hours of Service (HoS) daily driving index is a measure of the average amount of drive-time a driver is driving (HOS11) on line 3 of their electronic log. The index is expressed in hours such that a reading of 7.70 hours would translate to 7 hours and 42 minutes of drive-time.
HOS11 is broken down into three lengths of haul:
- Local Drivers: LHOS11.USA – radius of operation less than 250 miles from base
- Regional Drivers: RHOS11.USA – radius of operation between 250 and 400 miles from base
- Over-the-Road Drivers: OHOS11. USA – radius of operation greater than 400 miles from base
Who is interested?
Safety and risk managers, driver and fleet managers, load planners, customer service, pricing analysts, trucking company executives, industry analysts, owner-operators and insurance company loss control managers
What does it tell me?
A commercial vehicle driver operating outside the 100 air-mile radius from base and therefore required to have a ELD device installed, and who operates under either the 60 hours / 7-day or 70 hours / 8-day rule, cannot drive more than 11-hours without taking a 10-hour consecutive rest break. The HoS11 index is a measure of driver utilization levels within the 11-hour maximum and highlights areas of inefficiency and areas for improvement in load scheduling and the setting of appointment times.