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Motor carriers have a regulatory responsibility to ensure that all drivers operating under their USDOT number are sufficiently knowledgeable of and comply with all regulations contained in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that are applicable to their operations. Specifically, "every driver and employee involved in motor carrier operations shall be instructed regarding, and shall comply with, all applicable regulations." 49 C.F.R. 390.3(e). This fully-customizable Driver Handbook is designed to inform property-carrying drivers of their obligations under the main components of the federal safety regulations, including driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, and more. The handbook can be tailored to include company-specific requirements and standards. 
THIS PARTICULAR HANDBOOK IS DESIGNED FOR DRIVERS OF PROPERTY CARRIERS. Please contact us if you are in need of one designed for passenger carriers. 
Included Sections:
Philosophy & Scope
Driver Qualification
Hours of Service
Electronic Logging Devices
Short-Haul Exemption
Personal Conveyance
Vehicle Maintenance
Consequences of Violations

Pertinent Regulation(s): 49 C.F.R. 390.3

Driver Handbook (Property Carriers)

  • Document is provided in the .docx format. Use of the document is governed by our Terms & Conditions, including the prohibition on unauthorized reproduction and distribution. 

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