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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations

Version of section 81 from 2019-06-12 to 2021-06-11:

  •  (1) A motor carrier shall require every driver to fill out and every driver shall fill out a daily log each day that accounts for all of the driver’s on-duty time and off-duty time for that day.

  • (2) This section does not apply if

    • (a) the driver drives, or is instructed by the motor carrier to drive, a commercial vehicle within a radius of 160 km of the home terminal;

    • (b) the driver returns to the home terminal each day to begin a minimum of 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time;

    • (c) the motor carrier maintains accurate and legible records showing, for each day, the cycle the driver followed and on-duty times and keeps those records and the supporting documents relating to those records for a minimum period of 6 months after the day on which each record was recorded; and

    • (d) the driver is not driving a commercial vehicle under a permit issued under these Regulations or is driving under an exemption issued under the Act.

  • SOR/2019-165, s. 27

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