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Transportation Information Regulations (SOR/96-334)

Regulations are current to 2022-07-13 and last amended on 2019-12-15. Previous Versions

PART IIIMarine Carriers

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

Canadian domiciled marine carrier

Canadian domiciled marine carrier means a marine carrier that is incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province and that operates in Canada or between Canada and another country. (transporteur maritime domicilié au Canada)

domestic marine carrier

domestic marine carrier means a foreign marine carrier or a Canadian domiciled marine carrier that transports passengers or cargo by vessel from a place in Canada to another place in Canada. (transporteur maritime intérieur)

ferry boat operator

ferry boat operator means a domestic marine carrier or international marine carrier that operates a ferry boat. (exploitant de traversier)

international marine carrier

international marine carrier means a foreign marine carrier or a Canadian domiciled marine carrier that transports passengers or cargo by ship between a port in Canada and a port outside Canada. (transporteur maritime international)

marine operator

marine operator means a Canadian domiciled marine carrier, domestic marine carrier, ferry boat operator, international marine carrier or tug boat operator. (exploitant maritime)

mode of operation

mode of operation means, in respect of a vessel, the operating profile of the vessel, such as being underway, in manoeuvres, in hotelling, at anchor or in dry dock. (mode d’exploitation)

tug boat operator

tug boat operator means a domestic marine carrier or a foreign marine carrier that operates a tug boat for the purpose of pulling or pushing barges, scows, self-propelled vessels and log booms. (exploitant de remorqueur)

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 10
  • SOR/2014-285, s. 4

Application

 This Part applies in respect of marine carriers operating vessels other than vessels under 15 gross tons, fishing vessels or research vessels.

Information

 [Repealed, SOR/2014-285, s. 5]

  •  (1) A marine operator must provide to the Minister information about

    • (a) the nature and type of its operations, including

      • (i) the mass and a description of the cargo transported,

      • (ii) in the case of the transportation of dangerous goods, the UN number assigned to the goods by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods,

      • (iii) the number of passengers, passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles transported,

      • (iv) the port of origin and of destination of each voyage, as well as the name of the vessel engaged on the voyage,

      • (v) the distance travelled on each voyage, and

      • (vi) the amount, type and cost of fuel and of lubricating oil purchased in Canada or abroad;

    • (b) each vessel in its fleet that is a Canadian vessel, as defined in section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, including

      • (i) its name,

      • (ii) its country of registration,

      • (iii) its gross and net tonnage and its dimensions,

      • (iv) its type,

      • (v) the characteristics of its main and auxiliary engines, including, with respect to each engine, its type, model number and size, the size of its cylinders, its number of strokes, its specific fuel consumption, and its load, as a percentage of the maximum continuous rating, for each mode of operation,

      • (vi) the year in which its construction was completed and, if applicable, the year in which its rebuilding was completed,

      • (vii) the types of technologies, if any, used for the purpose of enhancing its fuel efficiency or reducing its fuel consumption,

      • (viii) information as to whether its hull is a single- or double-hull and, if applicable, the vessel’s ice class and the name of the classification society that assigned the ice class,

      • (ix) if applicable, its classification and the name of the classification society that assigned it,

      • (x) if applicable, its environmental notation and the name of the classification society that assigned it,

      • (xi) its routes and services,

      • (xii) its activities, expressed as tonne-kilometres, vessel-kilometres and passenger-kilometres performed,

      • (xiii) the number of hours that it was operated in the year, and

      • (xiv) its fuel consumption, by quality and type of fuel;

    • (c) its finances, including

      • (i) a detailed revenues and expenses report, including a breakdown of revenues by the type of operation the vessels in its fleet were engaged in, the type of service offered by the marine operator and the region in which the service was offered,

      • (ii) a detailed balance sheet report,

      • (iii) details of its capital assets, and

      • (iv) the employment level and the total payroll; and

    • (d) its ownership.

  • (2) A marine operator referred to in column I of Schedule III must provide to the Minister the details relating to the information required by subsection (1) that are provided for in the form referred to in column II for the reporting period set out in column III before the end of the day set out in column IV.

  • (3) If the form and manner of providing the details are set out in column V of Schedule III, a marine operator referred to in column I must provide the details to the Minister in the form and manner set out.

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 11
  • SOR/2014-285, s. 6

PART IVMotor Carriers of Freight

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

courier

courier means a for-hire motor carrier that transports only small packages and parcels. (messager)

for-hire carrier

for-hire carrier means a motor carrier that has a transportation licence issued by a provincial authority that authorizes the motor carrier to transport freight and that has as its principal activity the transportation of freight for a fee. (transporteur pour compte d’autrui)

level I motor carrier

level I motor carrier means a for-hire carrier that has an annual operating revenue of at least $12,000,000. (transporteur routier de niveau I)

level II motor carrier

level II motor carrier means a for-hire carrier that has an annual operating revenue of at least $1,000,000 but less than $12,000,000. (transporteur routier de niveau II)

level III motor carrier

level III motor carrier means a for-hire carrier or an owner-operator that has an annual operating revenue of at least $30,000 but less than $1,000,000. (transporteur routier de niveau III)

level IV motor carrier

level IV motor carrier means a motor carrier that is not a for-hire carrier and is part of a corporation that has an annual operating revenue of at least $1,000,000. (transporteur routier de niveau IV)

motor carrier

motor carrier means a carrier that transports freight by truck between provinces, between Canada and the United States or between Canada and Mexico. (transporteur routier)

owner-operator

owner-operator means a motor carrier that has a commercial licence issued by a provincial authority authorizing the carrier to haul trailers or other equipment and that transports freight for other motor carriers. (chauffeur contractant)

private carrier

private carrier means a motor carrier that is part of a company whose principal activity is not trucking and that operates its own fleet of vehicles for the transportation of its freight. (transporteur pour compte propre)

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 12
  • SOR/2014-285, s. 7

Information

 Where, for the purposes of the Act, information relating to the economic condition of motor carriers is required, a motor carrier referred to in column I of an item in Schedule IV must provide to the Minister the information that is required by the form set out in column II of the item in respect of the reporting period set out in column III of that item by no later than the day set out in column IV of that item.

  • SOR/2007-159, s. 2
  •  (1) A motor carrier must provide to the Minister information about each vehicle in its fleet, including

    • (a) its make, model and model year;

    • (b) the vehicle identification number assigned by its manufacturer;

    • (c) the type, output and year of construction of its engine;

    • (d) the fuel type it used and its fuel consumption, broken down by province;

    • (e) its transmission type;

    • (f) its base location;

    • (g) the types of aerodynamic aids and other technologies, if any, used for the purpose of enhancing the vehicle’s fuel efficiency or reducing its fuel consumption;

    • (h) the type of its tires, such as low rolling resistance tires, tires with a central inflation system or single-wide tires;

    • (i) information as to whether it has an auxiliary power unit and, if so, the number of hours that the unit was used and the unit’s power source;

    • (j) the number of kilometres it travelled; and

    • (k) its tare weight.

  • (2) A motor carrier must provide to the Minister information about each trailer in its fleet, including

    • (a) its make, model, type and year of construction;

    • (b) the types of aerodynamic aids and other technologies, if any, used for the purpose of enhancing the vehicle’s fuel efficiency or reducing its fuel consumption;

    • (c) the type of its tires, such as low rolling resistance tires, tires with a central inflation system or single-wide tires; and

    • (d) its tare weight.

  • (3) A motor carrier must provide to the Minister information about its revenues, expenses and operations, including

    • (a) the revenues by type of service, type of movement and region of pickup, the non-trucking operating revenues and the investment revenues;

    • (b) detailed operating expenses, including the labour, fuel, maintenance, insurance, utilities and depreciation expenses;

    • (c) the cost of purchased transportation;

    • (d) the number of units that make up its fleet;

    • (e) the distance travelled;

    • (f) the number of drivers, owner-operators and other personnel the carrier employs; and

    • (g) the amount of fuel consumed.

  • (4) A level I motor carrier, level II motor carrier, level III motor carrier or level IV motor carrier must provide to the Minister information about its shipments, including

    • (a) the number of shipments inscribed on its shipping documents;

    • (b) the types of trips;

    • (c) the origin and destination of the trips;

    • (d) the types of freight;

    • (e) information as to whether or not each commodity is a dangerous good and, if it is, the UN number assigned to it by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods;

    • (f) the mass of the freight; and

    • (g) the revenues realized by the motor carrier for the transportation of the freight or the transportation of individual shipments.

  • (5) A motor carrier referred to in column I of Schedule IV.1 must provide to the Minister the details relating to the information required by subsections (1) to (4) that are provided for in the form referred to in column II for the reporting period set out in column III before the end of the day set out in column IV.

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 13
  • SOR/2014-285, s. 8(E)

PART VPassenger Motor Carriers

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

large passenger carrier

large passenger carrier means a passenger carrier that has an annual gross operating revenue of more than $2,000,000. (gros transporteur de voyageurs)

passenger carrier

passenger carrier means a carrier that transports passengers by bus between provinces or between Canada and the United States. (transporteur de voyageurs)

scheduled passenger service

scheduled passenger service means a service that is offered by a passenger carrier, that operates on a regular basis according to a posted schedule and for which tickets are sold individually to passengers. (service passagers régulier)

small passenger carrier

small passenger carrier means a passenger carrier that has an annual gross operating revenue of not less than $200,000 and not more than $2,000,000. (petit transporteur de voyageurs)

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 14

Information

 Every passenger carrier referred to in column I of an item of Schedule V must provide to the Minister the information that is required by the form set out in column II of the item in respect of the reporting period set out in column III of that item by no later than the day set out in column IV of that item.

  •  (1) A passenger carrier must provide to the Minister information about each vehicle in its fleet, including

    • (a) its make, model and model year;

    • (b) the vehicle identification number assigned by its manufacturer;

    • (c) the type, output and year of construction of its engine;

    • (d) the amount and type of fuel it consumed, broken down by province;

    • (e) its transmission type;

    • (f) its base location;

    • (g) the types of aerodynamic aids and other technologies, if any, used for the purpose of enhancing the vehicle’s fuel efficiency or reducing its fuel consumption;

    • (h) the type of its tires, such as low-rolling resistance tires, tires with a central inflation system or single-wide tires;

    • (i) the number of kilometres it travelled;

    • (j) its tare weight;

    • (k) its seating capacity; and

    • (l) information as to whether or not it is accessible for passengers with reduced mobility.

  • (2) A passenger carrier operating a scheduled passenger service on a city-pair basis must provide to the Minister

    • (a) operational information about the scheduled passenger service, including

      • (i) the number of passengers, on a ticket origin and destination basis,

      • (ii) the average fare paid for a trip,

      • (iii) the number of senior and student discounted fares used,

      • (iv) the mass of freight and parcels transported between each city-pair, if that information is available,

      • (v) the number of pieces of freight and the number of parcels, or the number of bus bills, and

      • (vi) the revenue generated by the transportation of freight and parcels; and

    • (b) information about the actual capacity offered for each scheduled route, including

      • (i) the number of realized departures, and

      • (ii) the number of seats offered for each departure.

  • (3) A passenger carrier must provide to the Minister operational and financial information, including

    • (a) its employment level, by occupation category and number of hours worked;

    • (b) the number of vehicles in its fleet, the distance that the fleet travelled and the fleet’s maintenance costs;

    • (c) its number of passengers by type of service;

    • (d) its fuel consumption by type of fuel;

    • (e) detailed financial information, including

      • (i) its revenues by activity,

      • (ii) its operating expenses, and

      • (iii) its assets and liabilities; and

    • (f) if the passenger carrier operates in two or more provinces, a detailed breakdown of its revenues and expenses by province.

  • (4) A passenger carrier referred to in column I of Schedule V.1 must provide to the Minister the details relating to the information required by subsections (1) to (3) that are provided for in the form referred to in column II for the reporting period set out in column III before the end of the day set out in column IV.

  • SOR/2013-196, s. 15
 
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