Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations
82 (1) At the beginning of each day, a motor carrier shall require that a driver enters legibly, and the driver shall enter legibly, the following information in a daily log, using the grid in the form as set out in Schedule 2:
(a) the date, the start time if different than midnight, the name of the driver and, if the driver is a member of a team of drivers, the names of the co-drivers;
(b) in the case of a driver who is not driving under an oil well service vehicle permit, the cycle that the driver is following;
(c) the commercial vehicle licence plates or unit numbers;
(d) the odometer reading of each of the commercial vehicles driven by the driver;
(e) the names and addresses of the home terminal and the principal place of business of every motor carrier by which the driver will be employed or otherwise engaged during that day; and
(f) in the “Remarks” section of the daily log, if the driver was not required to keep a daily log immediately before the beginning of the day, the number of hours of off-duty time and on-duty time that were accumulated by the driver each day during the 14 days immediately before the beginning of the day.
(g) if applicable, a declaration in the “Remarks” section of the daily log that states that the driver is deferring off-duty time under section 16 and that clearly indicates whether the driver is driving under day one or day two of that time.
(2) The motor carrier shall require that the driver records, and the driver shall record, in the daily log, using the grid set out in Schedule 2, the following information as it becomes known:
(a) the beginning time and ending time for each duty status by drawing a continuous line between the time markers;
(b) the name of the municipality or legal subdivision and the name of the province or state where a change in duty status occurs or, if the change in duty status occurs at a location other than a municipality or legal subdivision, one of the following:
(i) the highway number and the nearest kilometre marker as well as the name of the nearest municipality or legal subdivision,
(ii) the highway number and the nearest service plaza as well as the name of the nearest municipality or legal subdivision, or
(iii) the numbers of the highways that meet at the nearest intersection as well as the name of the nearest municipality or legal subdivision; and
(c) the total number of hours of each period of duty status, which total must equal 24 hours.
(3) For greater certainty, nothing in subsection (2) prevents the driver from changing the hours at the top of the grid in order to reflect a different start time.
(4) The driver shall record in the daily log, as this information becomes known, the names and addresses of any other motor carriers by which they have been employed or otherwise engaged during the day.
(5) If a driver is engaged in making deliveries in a municipality that results in a number of periods of driving time being interrupted by a number of short periods of other on-duty time, the periods of driving time may be combined and the periods of other on-duty time may be combined on the grid.
(6) A motor carrier shall require that the driver records at the end of each day, and the driver shall record at the end of each day, on the grid, the total hours for each duty status and the total distance driven by the driver that day, excluding the distance driven in respect of the driver’s personal use of the vehicle, as well as the odometer reading at the end of the day and the driver shall sign the daily log certifying the accuracy of the information recorded in it.
- SOR/2019-165, s. 28
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