Expo Logistic LLC
Driver Manual & Safety Program Handbook
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
C H A P T E R 4
C H A P T E R 5
Equal Employment Opportunity
Passenger Policy Guidelines
C H A P T E R 1
Safe Work Rules
C H A P T E R 6
Seat Belt Policy
Standard Operating Procedures
Entering/Exiting the Vehicle
C H A P T E R 2
C H A P T E R 7
Driver Handbook (Company Driver Version)
Hours of Service
C H A P T E R 3
Controlled Substance Policy
Expo Logistic LLC is known as both a local and long-haul freight transportation company with expertise in transporting finished goods, machinery and equipment – specializing in dry van and refrigerated shipments.
Expo Logistic LLC is committed to the protection of our drivers and their long-term health. It is our policy to comply with all provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Regulations (FMCSRs). Expo Logistic LLC will not permit or require any vehicle to be operated in violation of the safety regulations. Specific measures will be taken to ensure compliance from all drivers. In our industry, a lot of emphasis is placed on safety while driving; however, there is a great potential for injury to our drivers while working on and around our trucks and trailers. Because of this potential for injury, ExpoLogistic LLC has developed this program of safe acts to follow while working on and around our trucks and trailers. ExpoLogistic LLC expects all staff members to abide by the rules of this program, which are effective immediately. Therefore, this manual cover both safe driving and safe working practices. It affects all persons operating under the ExpoLogistic LLC operating authority.
P U R P O S E A N D S C O P E
This program includes emphasis on the unique issues found in our industry. The components of the program include awareness of the hazards, the use of appropriate equipment, safe work practices, evaluation of the driver’s knowledge of these safe work practices, and counseling.
It is our intention to be in compliance with all federal, state, and municipal safety and highway regulations. We want to make certain that our drivers know and understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). Our mission is to have safe transportation of our products by providing the following:
- Training in regulatory compliance at the management
- Ongoing driver training by taking advantage of multimedia resources
- Adherence to driver hiring
- Continual audit of driver safety records to ensure
- Never to require drivers to operate a vehicle when fatigued and never to require drivers to exceed the speed limit in order to meet a run
- Training in the proper and safe way to distribute and secure a
- Maintain current physical exams, driving records, and
Handbook Introductory Statement
This handbook is designed to provide you with information regarding company philosophy, benefits, policies, and procedures. This handbook is not intended to create a contract of employment between the company and any of its employees or otherwise alter or modify employees’ at-will status. These policies and procedures offer a set of guidelines for the implementation of those policies and procedures.
They are subject to change from time to time and do not confer any obligation on Expo Logistic LLC or right to employment. Expo Logistic LLC explicitly reserves the right to modify any of the provisions of these policies and procedures at any time and without notice. The policies, procedures, and benefits will be applied to each particular situation and interpreted by Expo Logistic LLC at its sole and absolute discretion, subject to applicable state and federal laws. In addition, this handbook supersedes all previous written or verbal policies.
Please take the time to read the material carefully, become familiar with its content as you are responsible for the information held within. If there are items that you do not understand, or if you have any questions, please contact Andrei Vlad.
This manual was created to provide guidance in understanding our policies and procedures. It should not be construed as a contract of employment, nor an offer of contract to independent contractor / owner operator’s employment at will. It is your responsibility to read and review the contents of this manual. Expo Logistic LLC drivers receive a driver’s manual covering the topics listed here. Compliance with these topics is a performance expectance while operating under Expo Logistic LLC’s operating authority.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents i
Driver Acknowledgement iv
Safe Work Rules Seat Belt Policy Following Distance Speed Management
Entering/Exiting the Vehicle Safety Around the Vehicle Proper Footwear
C H A P T E R 2
Driving Records Driver Qualification Hours of Service Hazardous Materials
C H A P T E R 3
Controlled Substance Policy
C H A P T E R 4
C H A P T E R 5
Passenger Policy Guidelines Passenger Authorization
C H A P T E R 6
Standard Operating Procedures Crash Handling
Training Prohibitions Consequences
C H A P T E R 7
Independent Contractor Insurance Program (Owner Operation Version)
Driver Handbook (Company Driver Version)
EXpo Logistic LLC has adopted safe work practices as a means to protect drivers, equipment, cargo, and the motoring public while still being a successful company. Expo Logistic LLC has a formal orientation process and will cover additional topics in detail, which may not be
Safe Driving Rules
It is the intention of Expo Logistic LLC to prevent accidents and to promote and provide safe operators on the road. The following rules are designed to achieve this purpose.
- No driver shall operate a vehicle while under the influence or be in possession of any Schedule I drug, unless prescribed by a physician who has advised the driver that the substance will not affect his/her ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- All drivers must obey all federal, state, and local highway
- No driver shall knowingly falsify his/her logbook. Violation of this can result in immediate
- No driver shall knowingly falsify the annual motor vehicle violation and review record. Violation will result in immediate
- In the event of an accident, all drivers shall follow the procedures outlined in the Accident Investigation Report
- No driver is permitted to carry unauthorized
- All drivers shall be knowledgeable of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and will be
- Any driver found driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall have his contract or employment terminated immediately. Any off the job violation can result in suspension contract or employment for up to one (1)
- Any driver who incurs three (3) or more preventable accidents in any 12-month period may have his contract or employment terminated upon the occurrence of the third
- All drivers shall operate the vehicle in a safe and courteous manner at all
Seat Belt Policy
We value the lives and safety of our drivers and contractors. Seatbelts are proven to greatly reduce the risk of dying or being seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash. Of course, seatbelt usage is also a federal requirement for commercial drivers under FMCSR 392.16. Because of our commitment to driver safety and compliance with the law, our company has adopted the following policy regarding seatbelt usage.
All employees, contractors, and their passengers are required to use a seatbelt when traveling in any vehicle while in the course of conducting company business. This policy applies to employees, independent contractor truck drivers, and those who operate other company vehicles.
Failure to abide by this stated policy will be considered a violation of our company policy and will subject the person who is in violation to disciplinary action, which could include suspension and possible termination of employment or termination of contract.
Driving in traffic poses many dangers. With so much going on around your truck, it can be difficult to concentrate on driving protectively. When you lose your concentration, a crash can occur. A greater following distance can mean the difference between life and death.
Always maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you. The best method for determining a safe following distance is to follow the “Six-Second Rule” in normal highway driving conditions.
This distance must be increased for “adverse weather conditions, poor road conditions, vehicle/cargo circumstances or if you are fatigued. When the vehicle ahead passes an object, such as, a tar strip or shadow on the road; start counting
1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006. If you cross the spot on the road before 1006, you are following too close. In rush-hour traffic, it is recommended by professional drivers to drive 3-5 mph slower than the flow of traffic. This practice allows other vehicles to pull away from you, increasing the following distance. It is impossible and certainly unsafe to keep other vehicles out of your lane. Driving a bit slower is the best technique to practice in your goal of protecting other motorists.
Following other vehicles too close, called tailgating, endangers other motorists and is “not acceptable”. Violations of this policy and becoming involved in preventable rear-end crashes will result in disciplinary action against you, including termination of employment, if necessary.
We expect our drivers to keep a safe following distance between other company vehicles and not run in close following convoys. Ensuring your brakes are in safe, working order is another proactive step you can take.
If you are too tired to drive, we require you to pull off the road immediately and get some rest in a safe area. Please drive as if your family was in the vehicle ahead of you! It is your responsibility to “protect” other motorists on our highways.
Soaring fuel costs are causing everyone to think about fuel management. By managing your speed, you will be able to save more fuel and drive safer. Speeding is hard on equipment, can cause freight damage, and increases the damages and costs in a crash. Driving within the speed limits is not only the law but it can make your drive less stressful and set a good example for other drivers. Expo Logistic LLC follows the FMCSA mandate of not allowing radar detectors in the commercial motor vehicles. Violation of this rule will result in fines and/or termination.
One of the most critical types of crashes is the run-under crash. The maneuver that is most commonly associated with a run-under accident is a U turn. This type of crash is 100% avoidable by not performing U-turns Expo Logistic LLC policy prohibits U-turns.
In order to ensure that our goal of safe transportation is met, we strictly prohibit the following practices:
- Driving when alertness is impaired by fatigue or when
- Driving when in possession or under the influence of any narcotic, amphetamine or other dangerous
- Driving when under the influence of an intoxicating beverage within (8) hours of going on duty and being in possession of or consuming an intoxicating beverage while on
- Drivers must not transport any person or permit any person to be transported in any controlled vehicle without written permission. See Passenger
- Driver must not permit his/her assigned vehicle to be driven by any unauthorized
- No controlled vehicle is to be driven with the motive power disengaged from the drive wheels, no coasting down hills,
- No flame-producing heater used in loading and unloading is to be in operation while the vehicle is
- No cell phone use while
- No electrical additions or decorations to Expo Logistic LLC equipment will be allowed without Andrei Vlad All such additions will be removed in our shop at the driver’s expense.
- ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol, firearms, illegal weapons or controlled substances will be allowed or tolerated in Expo Logistic LLC equipment or on terminal premises. While this is against FMCSA regulations, it is also against company
- No pets are allowed in equipment running under Motor Carrier’s
Expo Logistic LLC will discipline employee drivers as required by this policy for the infractions incurred up to and including possible termination. Independent Contractor / owner operators may be in breach of contractual obligations for infractions incurred within any of the above policies. Breach of contract can result in termination of the contract, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement.
History shows truck drivers are the highest class of injured workers. Let’s prove them wrong and keep ourselves productive.
Truck drivers experienced the most work-related injuries and illnesses requiring recuperation away from work beyond the day of the incident for at least eight years in a row. Therefore, to keep our drivers healthy and able to continue their livelihood, and to help lower these national statistics, Expo Logistic LLC has implemented the following injury prevention practices.
Entering/Exiting the Vehicle
Proper techniques for getting into and out of the truck will keep the driver active. Something as simple as getting out of your truck can make a difference in your productivity – professionally and personally. You may not even think about entering and exiting the truck since you do it so often. Drivers are to utilize proper 3-point stance when entering and exiting the tractors and trailers. Three-point contact allows the driver to maintain balance. Also ensure your steps are fastened properly, take weather conditions into account and be sure footwear tread is adequate.
- Exit same direction you
- Watch when stepping down for potholes, uneven surfaces, slippery surfaces such as
- No objects on steps such as bungee cords or carpet that might cause a trip or
Expo Logistic LLC has implemented this policy to ensure all personnel use adequate footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of personal injury due to slips, trips, and falls; foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, objects piercing the sole, or when a person’s feet are exposed to electrical or
chemical hazards. This policy applies to all positions in the company including independent contractors and their employees.
This policy requires adequate footwear for employees and/or other personnel performing tasks where there is a reasonable potential for foot injury; or other personal injury from slip, trip, and fall incidents. This includes but is not limited to exposure to falling and/or rolling objects; working in close proximity to wheel and track vehicles; performing any type of maintenance activities; and operating material handling equipment.
Adequate footwear is defined as footwear that provides protection from hazards in the foot protection area. Adequate footwear includes shoes or boots with slip resistant soles and steel toes and shanks where there is the possibility of an object piercing, rolling, or falling.
Leather sole cowboy boots, athletic shoes, tennis shoes, or shoes of similar construction and material must not be worn on walking or working surfaces. When adequate footwear is required for protection from falling, rolling, or piercing objects, such footwear must meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements. An example of an ANSI reference number stamped or on a label attached to protective footwear is PT 01 I/75 C/75. (PT is personal protection; 01 is the year; I is “impact”; and C is “Compression.” Seventy-five (75) is a rating of force the footwear is designed to withstand.
Safety “sneakers” are not permitted since this footwear does not provide overall foot protection afforded by work-related footwear.
There are job activities and work environments where specific protective footwear meeting ANSI standards are not required; however, adequate footwear is required to protect individuals against:
- Uneven work surfaces that could twist the ankle.
- Harmful materials that could contact the skin of the foot, ankle, or lower
All personnel must wear adequate footwear and ensure it is in a condition that provides required protection. It is the responsibility of everybody to protect themselves and others from personal injury.
Managers and supervisors are responsible for evaluating workplaces and determining the required adequate footwear. Records must be maintained of the assessment and must indicate:
- Workplace evaluated
- Person conducting the evaluation
- Footwear selected
- Date of the assessment
Department managers are required to train employees required to use adequate footwear. Training must include:
When adequate footwear is required
- Proper use and limitations of footwear
- Proper care and maintenance of footwear
Managers and supervisors are responsible for compliance to the requirements of this policy.
CRANKING T RAI L E R DOL LI E S
- Always ensure you have proper footing and traction in the area in which you will be
- Use both hands to ensure the handle is properly seated on the shaft and in the proper
- Never spin the crank with your fingers; keep one hand on the handle crank even when there is minimal
- As soon as you feel resistance, use both hands and switch to a low
- Stand to one side of the crank and use both hands to
Approximately three to four revolutions in low gear should be sufficient.
- When possible, dump your tractor air bags before pulling out from underneath the
- When hooking up, back under the trailer with your air bags
After the fifth wheel engages, air up your suspension to relieve some of the trailer weight before you attempt to crank up the dollies.
- If you run into a situation where you have to crank against extreme resistance, it is always better to push on the crank rather than pulling
- Proper maintenance and lubrication can reduce the potential for
- Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. Taking turns turning a resistant crank minimizes the possibility of strain type
PU L L I N G 5 T H W H EEL PI N
- Proper maintenance, adjustment, and lubrication of all 5th wheel parts are essential.
- Park on level ground before unhooking to minimize the chance of placing a bind on the 5th
- Establish a good stance with firm
- It may be necessary to “rock” the unit to relieve pressure on the
- Utilize a “pin-puller.”
- NEVER jerk on the handle to get it to If it is still “frozen,” it may be necessary to “rock” the unit again.
SL I D I N G T A N D EM S
- Establish a good stance with firm
- The locking pins mechanism must be properly
- If this ends up being a two-person job, make sure the wheels are chocked to minimize the risk to the person pulling the
- “Rocking” the unit to release pressure on the pins is usually
- NEVER jerk on the mechanism to release the
Recommended Back Safety Procedures
Each year, in the United States, workers’ compensation payments, loss of wages, and hospital/medical costs for back and spine injuries total upwards of $10 billion. Only common colds beat back injuries for more lost workdays. Repeated incorrect lifting can result in a variety of injuries including back strain. It is usually caused by over stretching the back muscles.
Back injuries not only hurt the individual, they hurt the people around them. Back injuries affect family, friends, and workers through lost hours from work and play. Protecting yourself from back injuries can be simple.
Proper lifting techniques and hazard avoidance can ensure many hours of work and play without pain. Prevention is the key. Steps to a safe lift include:
- Size of the load. If it is too heavy, get help!
- Plan the
- Use base of
- Get a good
- Bend your
- Keep the load
- Lift with your
- Pivot – Don’t
Proper lifting techniques and hazard avoidance can ensure many hours of work and play without injury if drivers are alert and pay attention. When opening trailer doors, consider the weight of the door as well as any potential cargo that may have shifted and could fall onto you. Another issue is the wind. Many drivers have been hurt when gusts of wind cause the trailer doors to strike the driver. Another consideration is the door latches. Ensure these are in proper working order. Be aware when pulling away from the dock that door latches may become disconnected. Trailer doors should be closed and secured during any movements.
Special steps need to be taken for the type of cargo hauled. At Expo Logistic LLC, with the nature of business being in the (dry van, refrigerated) arena, we need to focus on some additional areas besides the basic van operation. Therefore, attention needs to be paid to the following.
Dry Van Trailers:
- Climbing onto the
- Lifting and pulling of
- Proper clothing, footwear, and eyewear protection are
- Be in proper and secure position to open the
- Climbing to adjust temperature controls
- Condensation on floor (slip hazard)
- Opening and closing of cargo Pay special attention to shifted cargo and wind.
Powered Industrial Trucks – Forklifts & Pallet Jacks
Material handling is a significant safety concern. During the movement of products and materials there are numerous opportunities for personal injury and property damage if proper procedures and caution are not used. OSHA reference for Powered Industrial Trucks is 1910.178. Expo Logistic LLC is responsible for the proper licensure of all forklift and powered pallet jack operators. There must be classroom training, a written test, road test and ongoing monitoring of each operator. A license and training documentation must be in a company file for each PIT driver. If an operator is involved with an accident or near miss, they must be immediately retrained.
All operators are to be retrained every 3 years by a qualified individual appointed by the company. This individual must also monitor the operators that he/she has trained for proper and safe use of the equipment. Any unsafe behavior must be documented and corrected immediately.
All equipment must be inspected on a daily basis and professionally maintained on a routine basis. Any unsafe equipment must be promptly removed from service until repaired. The Shipper may ask for their license or they may even ask them to pass a test before they operate at another facility.
Forklift & Motorized Pallet Jack Safety
Material handling is a significant safety concern. During the movement of products and materials there are numerous opportunities for personal injury and property damage if proper procedures and caution are not used.
Forklift and pallet jack users should remember the following responsibilities:
- Operate only that equipment for which they have been specifically trained and authorized
- Conduct required daily pre-use inspections
- Report any equipment damage of missing safety gear
- Follow all safety rules and operating procedures These hazards need to be taken into consideration when
- Falling loads
- Overloading of equipment
- Impact with equipment
- Piercing of containers
- Loading dock roll off
- Chemical contact – battery acid
- Fires during refueling
The following hazard controls can be taken into consideration:
- Control of equipment keys
- Authorized fueling & recharge areas
- Proper palletizing of material
- Marked travel lanes
- Equipment warning lights
- Seat belts
- Mounted fire extinguishers
Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) & Rules
- Only authorized and trained personnel will operate PITs
- All PITs will be equipped with a headache rack, fire extinguisher, rotating beacon, back-up alarm and seat Seat belts will be worn at all times by the Operator.
- The operator will perform daily pre- and post-trip
- Any safety defects (such as hydraulic fluid leaks; defective brakes, steering, lights, or horn; and/or missing fire extinguisher, lights, seat belt, or back-up alarm) will be reported for immediate repair or have the PIT taken “Out of Service”.
- Operators will follow the proper recharging or refueling safety procedures.
- Loads will be tilted back and carried no more than 6 inches from the ground. Loads that restrict the operator’s vision will be transported
- PITs will travel no faster than 5 mph or faster than a normal walk.
- Hard hats will be worn by PIT Operators in high lift areas. .
- Operator will sound horn and use extreme caution when meeting pedestrians, making turns and
- Passengers may not ride on any portion of a PIT. Only the operator will ride PITs. “NO PASSENGERS” decals will be affixed on all
- If PITs are used as a man lift, an appropriate man lift platform (cage with standard rails and toe-boards) will be
- Aisle will be maintained free from obstructions, marked and wide enough (six foot minimum) for vehicle
- Lift capacity will be marked on all PITs. Operator will assure load does not exceed rated weight
- When un-attended, PITs will be turned off, forks lowered to the ground and parking brake
- All PITs (with exception of pallet jacks) will be equipped with a multi-purpose dry chemical fire extinguisher. (Minimum rating; 2A:10B:C)
- Operators are instructed to report all accidents, regardless of fault and severity, to Management. Management will conduct an accident
- When loading rail cars and trailers, dock plates will be used. Operators will assure dock plates are in good condition and will store on edge when not in use. Never move trailers unless forklifts are confirmed clear of the trailer!
- Rail cars and trailers will be parked squarely to the loading area and have wheels chocked in place. Operators will follow established Docking/Un-Docking Procedures.
Injury Reporting Procedures
Report injuries immediately regardless of severity. Depending on the severity of the injury, we will first notify emergency help. Expo Logistic LLC will need to determine the cause of any incident or accident to reduce future recurrence. Consequences for failure to report on time are as follows:
1st offense – Written warning and report and retraining and retest of understand of reporting procedures.;
2nd offense –Termination of employment.
Operating within the government & insurance company requirements is a must to be a successful trucking company in this day & age.
Expo Logistic LLC has adopted safe work practices as a means to protect drivers, equipment, cargo, and the motoring public while still being a successful company.
At Expo Logistic LLC, we use a stringent set of guidelines to select our drivers, including a complete review of each driver’s previous driving record. We take safety and risk management very seriously and expect all our company drivers and owner-operators to comply with all of the Department of Transportation regulations, plus our own rigorous driver safety standards and background checks. Poor driving records may lead to probation and/or termination. No driver shall knowingly falsify the annual motor vehicle violation and review record. Violation will result in immediate termination.
Expo Logistic LLC wants to ensure our drivers meet the FMCSRs and abide by the requirements in place. Our driver guidelines exceed the requirements imposed on the industry by FMCSA.
Our applicants must meet the following guidelines:
- Be at least 23 years old,
- Able to read & speak the English language,
- By experience and training safely operate our type of equipment,
- Meets or exceeds the FMCSA physical requirements including being able to handle freight and equipment on flatbed trailers in all types of weather conditions,
- Has only one valid license,
- Has prepared & furnished us with a list of moving violations for the last three years,
- Is not disqualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle,
- Has successfully completed a road test with our
- Must meet insurance company
Upon hire, drivers must continue to meet the above requirements. Repeated moving violations may be cause for disqualification. Drivers are expected to keep his/her DOT physical and commercial driver’s license current. Drivers are also expected to provide Expo Logistic LLC with a listing of moving violations annually.
Hours of Service
Expo Logistic LLC feels that compliance with the FMCSR regarding hours of service is an absolute necessity. Our commitment will be to complete an absolute compliance order to ensure safe operation of our vehicles. A mandatory responsibility of the driver and company is to operate within the parameters of the hours of service regulations not around them. The following policies apply in order to guarantee compliance:
- Logs will be audited for
- Drivers must obey and understand the hour’s
- Logs/ELD’s must be maintained CORRECTLY!
- Each driver will carry a copy of the
5. Expo Logistic LLC considers on duty time to be:
- All time at a plant, terminal, facility, or other property of a Expo Logistic LLC or shipper, or on any public property, waiting to be dispatched, unless the driver has been relieved from duty by the motor carrier;
- All time inspecting, servicing, or conditioning any commercial motor vehicle at any time;
- All driving time as defined in the term driving time;
- All time, other than driving time, in or upon any commercial motor vehicle except time spent resting in a sleeper berth;
- All time loading or unloading a commercial motor vehicle, supervising, or assisting in the loading or unloading, attending a commercial motor vehicle being loaded or unloaded, remaining
in readiness to operate the commercial motor vehicle, or in giving or receiving receipts for shipments loaded or unloaded;
- All time repairing, obtaining assistance, or remaining in attendance upon a disabled commercial motor vehicle;
- All time spent providing a breath sample or urine specimen, including travel time to and from the collection site, in order to comply with the random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, or follow-up testing required by part 382 of this subchapter when directed by a motor
- Performing any other work in the capacity, employ, or service of a motor carrier; and
- Performing any compensated work for a person who is not a motor carrier.
- All logbooks/ELD entries must be kept neat and current.
- A monthly log summary must be
- Every violation will need to be explained in writing and orally to management. A violation of the ELD logs will result in fines and/or immediate termination of
All company drivers and owner operators must follow Expo Logistic LLC log procedures and regulations. If steps are not taken to follow the rules mandated by Expo Logistic LLC, STRICT disciplinary/decertification actions will be taken. An orientation will be given to each driver to ensure the understanding of the proper procedures to comply with FMCSA regulations and to ensure the understanding of the consequences if these procedures are not followed.
- All logs and paperwork must be turned in together at the end of each trip. Quick submission allows Expo Logistic LLC to bill customers sooner as well as audit logs and supporting documents sooner. The sooner logs are audited the sooner any deficiencies can be found and
- All logs must be filled out completely. This includes recaps, all fuel stops, tickets, violations, lease cuts, PRO / bill of lading #’s, origin and destinations, etc…
- All supporting documents must be handed in with paperwork and/or submitted electronically. Please include all original fuel
- Everything must be signed: Mileage sheets, logs, delivery receipts and expense
- All paperwork MUST match up. This means ABSOLUTELY no incomplete or false logs. Expo Logistic LLC will not tolerate any attempt to hand in incorrect or false logs.
If the above procedures are not followed, the following consequences will be administered.
- A violation letter will be presented to each driver at the end of the week with dates showing any discrepancies on the log. The driver must sign and
- After the third violation, a written violation will be issued and the driver will then be suspended for 30 days. He will not be dispatched!
- After 3 suspensions for log violations, the driver will be
Expo Logistic LLC follows the hours of service regulations mandated by the Federal Safety Administration. Specific company directives are listed as well. Further, Expo Logistic LLC Safety Director submits monthly reports to the CEO on the fleet’s hours of service record. Expo Logistic LLC maintains written records including driver’s daily call-ins with location, time, available hours, and call back numbers. Expo Logistic LLC will advise drivers during the daily call-ins if duty status will be ended en-route to comply with the regulations.
11-Hour Rule: A driver shall not drive more than 11 cumulative hours following 10 consecutive hours off duty.
14-Hour Rule: A driver shall not drive for any period after the end of the 14th hour after coming on duty following 10 consecutive hours off duty.
- Hour Rule: A driver shall not drive for any period after having been on duty 70 hours in any period of 8 consecutive
Split Sleeper Berth: A driver who operates a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle equipped with a sleeper berth, may split the 10-hour break into 2 periods as long as one of the two periods is at least 8 consecutive hours in the berth. The other period, at least 2 hours, can be all off-duty time; all berth time, or a combination of the two. Drivers splitting sleeper berth time need to recalculate the 11-hour drive rule and 14-hour all time rule based on the 8-hour berth break and the other rest period to determine the available hours under each rule. You must also remember that if you split the sleeper berth in 2 periods (an 8-hour and a 2-hour) the time before and after the split cannot exceed 11 hours driving or 14 hours on duty.
Speed Limit: All drivers running under Expo Logistic LLC operating authority shall not exceed the posted speed lim