Educational tool for hours of service (ETHOS)

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ETHOS is an educational tool designed to assist trucking industry professionals in complying with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations related to hours of service. The tool functions as an online course that provides drivers, dispatchers, and other industry professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage their working hours.

The ETHOS course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the FMCSA
hours-of-service regulations and guidelines, including driver requirements for rest breaks, daily and weekly driving limits, and off-duty periods. The course covers topics such as the 14-hour rule, the 11-hour driving limit, and the requirement for a 30-minute break after 8 hours of driving.

The purpose of ETHOS is to help trucking industry professionals understand the importance of complying with hours of service regulations, as well as the potential consequences of violating these regulations. The course also provides practical tips and best practices for managing workload and
minimizing fatigue to ensure safe and efficient operations.

The ETHOS tool is beneficial for both new and experienced drivers, dispatchers, and other industry professionals who are responsible for managing hours of service compliance. Through interactive modules, videos, and quizzes, the course engages learners and reinforces key concepts to ensure that they are able to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.

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