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:
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
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.