Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations
63 (1) A provincial director may issue a permit to a motor carrier in respect of an oil well service vehicle if
(a) the driver has successfully completed training directly related to safety requirements associated with operating within the field services sector of the oil or natural gas industry; and
(b) the safety and health of the public, the driver or the employees of the motor carrier are unlikely to be jeopardized.
(2) Sections 24 to 29 and 49 to 54 do not apply in respect of an oil well service vehicle permit, but instead the permit shall require that the driver take
(a) at least 3 periods of off-duty time, each at least 24 hours long, in any period of 24 days, the periods being taken consecutively or separated by on-duty time; and
(b) at least 72 consecutive hours of off-duty time after ending driving under the provisions of the permit and beginning driving under those sections.
(3) When the driver begins to drive again under sections 24 to 29 or 49 to 54, they begin to accumulate hours in the cycle.
(4) Waiting time and standby time at an oil or natural gas well site or ancillary facility shall not be included as on-duty time if
(a) the driver performs no work during the time;
(b) the time is fully and accurately recorded in the daily log as off-duty time and denoted as waiting or standby time in the “Remarks” section; and
(c) the time is not included in the mandatory minimum of 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time.
(5) None of the daily off-duty time shall be deferred to the next day.
- SOR/2019-165, s. 16
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