The HOS module can be configured to issue visual warnings, both in advance of HOS rule events and when an event occurs. These are some of the warnings that might be displayed:
- An HOS Violations notice is issued when your time spent in the current HOS status causes an HOS rule to be broken.
- An HOS Violation Alert is issued if you violate the CDL short-haul exemption. It provides the reason for violating the exemption and informs you that you have been switched back to your default HOS rules.
- An HOS Violation Alert is issued if you violate the non-CDL short-haul exemption. It provides the reason for violating the exemption and informs you that you have been switched back to your default HOS rules.
- An Unsigned days warning is issued if you have HOS logs that have not been certified. It provides the dates for the uncertified HOS logs. To review and certify your logs go to the HOS Status screen, tap Actions and then Review.
The HOS module displays notifications to make you aware of important changes. These are some of the notifications that you might see:
A notification is displayed when you complete your 30-minute rest break. This is applicable only if you use the Federal US rule set.
- A notification is displayed when you complete your daily-reset break.
- A Changing operating zone notification is displayed when you cross the border between the US and Canada, or at the 60th parallel North within Canada. You must confirm the change from one operating zone to another. The dialog box won’t close automatically. If the rule set or clocks don’t match your expectations, contact your supervisor.
- A Changing cycle notification is displayed when you are driving in Canada and your administrator changes your rule cycle; for example, from "Canada South and 70 hours" to "Canada South and 120 hours".
If the cycle is changed while you are off duty resetting your cycle, you just need to confirm your new HOS clocks.
If the cycle is changed while you are on duty or during a shorter off-duty break (not your cycle-reset break), you must take a cycle-reset break of 36 or 72 hours (depending on the rule cycle you are changing from). When you start your next shift, you are asked to confirm your new HOS clocks.