Your drivers operate under a rule set and cycle.
A driver’s current rule set depends on their operating zone, which is the region they are driving in. Supported operating zones are USA, Canada North, and Canada South. Within the USA, you can use rule sets that are specific to your state, like California or Texas. For more information on rule sets that are supported in the HOS app see Rule Sets and Exemptions.
A driver’s current cycle determines the number of hours they are allowed to be on duty or driving before they need to take a longer, cycle-reset break. A cycle is similar to a weekly on-duty period, with the cycle reset being the driver’s weekend. Most rule sets have two cycle periods to choose between.
Setting or Changing a Driver’s Rule Set
You can set a driver’s default rule set to any rule set when you first create a driver or set up your account.
To set all your drivers’ rule sets to the same default, go to Settings > Mobile Defaults > Rule Type. This default rule set gets overridden for each driver who does not have “Use account default” set in their driver settings.
To change an individual driver’s rule set, go to either Driver > Mobile > Rule Type or Mobile Tools > User Details > Rule Type.
When you change an existing driver’s default rule set, you can choose only from those rule sets that are in the same operating zone as the original rule set. For example, if the default rule set for a driver is “Federal US 70”, you can change the driver’s rule set only to other US rule sets. You cannot change it to any Canadian rule sets.
The driver’s currently used rule set depends on the operating zone that the driver is currently in. For example, if the driver's default rule set is "Federal USA 70" and the driver crosses the border to Canada, the driver’s rule set is changed to "Canada South and 70 hours" automatically. The driver needs to confirm this change, but cannot prevent or cancel it.
Changing a Driver’s Cycle
In the US, you can change the rule cycle globally for all drivers in your account or for an individual driver. The change takes effect immediately, and your drivers’ clocks change soon after in the HOS app.
In Canada, you can change the rule cycle only for an individual driver, not globally for all drivers in your account. If the cycle is changed while the driver is off duty resetting their cycle, the driver just needs to confirm their new HOS clocks. The cycle change will take effect after that.
If the cycle is changed while the driver is on duty or during a shorter off-duty break (not a cycle-reset break), the driver must take a cycle-reset break of 36 or 72 hours (depending on the rule cycle they are changing from). Drivers must confirm their new HOS clocks when they start their next shift.
To change all your drivers’ rule cycles to the same cycle, go to Settings > Mobile Defaults > Rule Type. (US only)
To change an individual driver’s rule cycle, go to either Driver > Mobile > Rule Type or Mobile Tools > User Details > Rule Type.
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