Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations
61 (1) A federal director may issue a special permit to a motor carrier for the purpose of a research or pilot project if the safety and health of the public, the driver or the employees of the motor carrier are not or are unlikely to be jeopardized.
(2) Sections 12 to 54 and 76 to 99 do not apply in respect of special permits, but sections 64 to 68 apply with such modifications as the circumstances require.
(3) The applicant shall provide to the federal director a detailed work plan that includes at least the following information:
(a) the nature of the proposed research or pilot project;
(b) the objectives of the proposed research or pilot project;
(c) the competence of the applicant to participate in the proposed research or pilot project;
(d) the criteria and method for measuring results;
(e) the safety implications and the approach to addressing any possible risks identified;
(f) the duration of the proposed research or pilot project; and
(g) the manner of and timing for reporting results.
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