The federal Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations set important limits for transport drivers within Canada in an effort to combat fatigue-related crashes. These regulations protect the public, and all individuals involved in commercial transportation.

This online Canadian Hours of Service course covers the specifics of the regulations. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of the regulations governing hours of service in Canada; documentation requirements; responsibilities of carriers, shippers, and drivers; mandatory off-duty times and on-duty time limits; and, exemptions to the daily limits.

Course Outline

  • Log books and the law

  • Responsibilities

  • Daily logs

    • Exemptions

    • Electronic Recording Devices

  • Driver Activities

    • Duty Status

    • On-Duty

    • Driving

    • Off-Duty

    • Sleeper Berth Status

    • Recording Duty Status

  • Daily limits

  • Work shifts

  • Deferral of off-duty time

  • Safety marks

  • Sleeper berths

  • Cycles

  • Emergency exemptions

  • Adverse driving conditions

  • Out-of-service declarations

  • Additional topics

    • North of 60

    • British Columbia

    • Alberta

    • Saskatchewan

    • United States