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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations

Version of section 2 from 2007-01-01 to 2009-11-27:

  •  (1) These Regulations apply to all commercial vehicles other than the following:

    • (a) a two or three-axle commercial vehicle being used for

      • (i) transporting the primary products of a farm, forest, sea or lake, if the driver or the motor carrier is the producer of the products, or

      • (ii) a return trip after transporting the primary products of a farm, forest, sea or lake, if the vehicle is empty or is transporting products used in the principal operation of a farm, forest, sea or lake;

    • (b) an emergency vehicle;

    • (c) a vehicle engaged in providing relief in the case of a public welfare emergency, as that expression is defined in section 5 of the Emergencies Act;

    • (d) a bus that is part of the public transit service that is provided in a municipality, in contiguous municipalities or within 25 km of the boundary of the municipality or contiguous municipalities in which the public transit service is provided; and

    • (e) a commercial vehicle when driven for personal use, if

      • (i) the vehicle has been unloaded,

      • (ii) any trailers have been unhitched,

      • (iii) the distance travelled does not exceed 75 km in a day,

      • (iv) the driver has recorded in the logbook the odometer reading at the beginning and end of the personal use, and

      • (v) the driver is not the subject of an out-of-service declaration under section 91.

  • (2) In this section, the expression “commercial vehicle when driven for personal use” excludes use, by the driver, of the vehicle in the course of business as a motor carrier.

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