Provincial Drivers Hours Of Service (Truck)

Provincial Drivers Hours Of Service (Truck)

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Alberta Drivers Hours of Service Regulation (AR 317/2002) Traffic Safety Act. Developed by Alberta Transportation for delivery through the departments website. June 2011 1 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate at the time of preparation. However, this document is intended to serve only as a guide and is not meant to be a substitute for the Federal and Provincial Regulations. The Alberta Drivers Hours of Service Regulation (and other legislation under the Traffic Safety Act) is available on the internet at: www.transportation.alberta.ca/525.htm June 2011 2 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Purpose

It has been recognized that fatigue related collisions do occur in all transportation industrys commercial trucking operations. These collisions can be reduced or even prevented completely if the driver and their supervisor are fully aware of their legal responsibilities. This basic material covers the minimum criteria that a professional driver needs to know. The complete presentation should take approximately 4 hours and, to satisfy due diligence expectations, it may

include successful completion of an exam to demonstrate learning. June 2011 3 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck Drivers/Operators Section 1: Overview June 2011 4 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

What will I learn in this section? Why the hours of service regulations are in place; Definitions: carrier, driver; Commercial vehicles that apply to the Provincial Regulations; Commercial vehicles that are excluded from Provincial Regulations. June 2011 5 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

Why are the Hours of Service Regulations in Place? Reduce or prevent collisions; Reduce or prevent fatigue-related incidents; The Hours of Service regulations are intended to help reduce driver fatigue and prevent the NEXT collision. June 2011 6

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Who is a carrier? A Carrier means an owner of a commercial vehicle in respect of which a certificate is issued or who holds a certificate or is required to hold a certificate. June 2011 7 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is a Certificate?

Commercial vehicles that are used to transport goods or provide a service other than the transportation of passengers, require a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) in order to legally operate in Alberta. June 2011 8 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Who is considered a driver?

A driver is anyone who is driving or is in actual physical control of a vehicle including: Full-time and part-time drivers Volunteer drivers (admin staff) Spare/casual drivers Maintenance staff who test drive (mechanics) Owner/management or administrative staff who drive (e.g. operations manager) June 2011 9 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

What is the difference between a Federal and Provincial Carrier? A Federal carrier is one who has any regulated commercial vehicle that leaves Alberta for any reason Such a vehicle includes: A truck/trailer registered for a combined weight of 4,501 kilograms or more; and A passenger vehicle originally designed to transport 11 or more persons, including the driver.

Note: Once it is determined that federal legislation applies to a carrier, it will apply to their entire fleet, even those operated point-to-point within Alberta June 2011 10 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is the difference between a Federal and Provincial Carrier? A Provincial carrier is one who has no NSC vehicle that leaves Alberta

Such a vehicle includes: A truck/trailer with a gross weight of 11,794 kgs or more; and A passenger vehicle originally designed to transport 11 or more persons, including the driver Example: if a 11,794 kg or more truck registered to a motor carrier leaves Alberta, then their Operating Status must be Federal and ALL the trucks (that may be operating only in Alberta) MUST comply to the Federal HOS regulations (i.e. must keep at least detailed radius records every day). June 2011 11

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Commercial Vehicles that Fall Under the Provincial Regulations Carriers with a Provincial Operating Status (as indicated on the carrier's Alberta Safety Fitness Certificate) Note: a copy of the SFC must be retained in each truck/tractor June 2011

12 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Provincial Safety Fitness Certificate June 2011 13 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Federal Safety Fitness Certificate June 2011

14 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Commercial Vehicles that Fall Under the Provincial Regulations Truck, tractor, trailer or any combination of these vehicles with gross vehicle weight of 11,794 kilograms or more Note: support trucks/trailers such as those used for building and vehicle maintenance must be considered

Microsoft June 2011 15 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations Commercial vehicle with total registered gross vehicle weight of 11,793 kilograms or less (including trailer combinations) Microsoft

Total Registered Gross Vehicle Weight 11,793 kilograms June 2011 16 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations Emergency vehicles: Fire-fighting vehicle, ambulance, police

vehicle, or other vehicle used during an emergency Tow trucks are not an emergency vehicle Microsoft June 2011 17 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations Commercial vehicle providing relief in a

public welfare emergency Fire, flood, drought, storm, earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural phenomenon; disease in human beings, animals or plants; or accident or pollution Drivers must document the emergency exemption when used Microsoft June 2011 18 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations Municipalitys public transit service bus Travels within 25 kilometres of boundary of a municipality; A Recreational Vehicle. Microsoft June 2011

19 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations Vehicle been used primarily to transport an agricultural product where the driver of the vehicle: Is a bona fide farmer who owns or produces that agricultural product or, Is an employee of that farmer,

2 or 3 axle vehicle primarily used to transport products of a forest, lake or river June 2011 20 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 2: Responsibilities June 2011 21

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section? Driver responsibilities Employee responsibilities Motor carrier management responsibilities Microsoft June 2011 22 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

What are the drivers responsibilities? Refuse to drive if: Drivers abilities are impaired (by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, health or unknown causes) and its unsafe for the driver to drive; Driving risks safety or health of public, driver or other motor carrier employees; Driver who has decided not to drive is protected under the Regulations. June 2011 Microsoft 23 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

What are the employees responsibilities? Raise immediate awareness to management and/or supervisor if you suspect that a: Drivers abilities are impaired (by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, health or unknown causes) and its unsafe for the driver to drive Driving risks safety or health of public, driver or motor carrier employees Driver is not complying with the Provincial Regulations Note: for provincial carriers this is a due diligence responsibility only

June 2011 24 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What are the motor carriers and managements responsibilities? Refuse to allow a driver to drive if: Drivers abilities are impaired (by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, health or unknown causes) and its unsafe for the driver to drive Driving risks safety or health of public, driver or motor carrier employees Driver is not complying with the Provincial Regulations

Note: for provincial carriers this is a due diligence responsibility only Microsoft June 2011 25 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Due Diligence Need to ask: What would a reasonable person do in the same situation to avoid harm to other persons or their property? If a reasonable person would not let the

driver drive, then the person must not request, require or allow the driver to drive June 2011 26 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 3: Driver Activities June 2011 27

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section? Duty Status activities classified as: Driving time On-duty other than driving time Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth Off-duty time spent in a sleeper berth How to use a logbook and time record

Microsoft June 2011 28 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What activities do commercial vehicle drivers perform in a day? Pick up/drop off a load, drive, maintain vehicle, complete paperwork, eat, sleep Every driver activity can be classified into one of four duty status categories June 2011

29 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is a duty status? Four categories of duty status: Off-duty time, other than time spent in a sleeper berth Off-duty time spent in a sleeper berth Driving time (on-duty time) On-duty time, other than driving time Note: there is not necessarily a direct relationship between duty status and a drivers paid time June 2011

30 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors On-duty time Begins when driver starts work or is required by a carrier to be available for work Does not include time when driver is waiting to be assigned work (if driver is free to do other things) Ends when driver stops work or is relieved of all responsibility by the carrier June 2011

31 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Off-duty time Any time other than on-duty time Microsoft June 2011 32 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

Off-Duty Time, Other Than Time Spent in a Sleeper Berth Driver has the freedom to do whatever driver wants to do Driver is relieved of all duty, responsibility and obligation for care and custody of vehicle, its accessories, and any passengers or cargo it may be carrying Driver has freedom to leave vehicle to do something else June 2011 33

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Off-Duty Time, Other Than Time in a Sleeper Berth Examples: Meal break Rest break Sleep Work performed for an organization other than a motor carrier Vacation time Days off (e.g. weekends) Microsoft June 2011 34

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Off-Duty Time Spent in a Sleeper Berth Driver is in sleeper berth area Sleeper berth is in the cab or passenger compartment of commercial vehicle There are specific dimensions and environmental requirements for sleeper berths June 2011 35

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Driving Time Driver operates or controls a commercial vehicle Example: - Driving a truck June 2011 36 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors On-Duty, Other Than Driving Time

Driver performs other activities while on-duty Inspecting, servicing, cleaning or repairing a commercial vehicle Waiting to be dispatched (at a motor carrier or shipper facility or in the vehicle) Microsoft June 2011 37 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors On-Duty, Other Than Driving

Time Traveling in a commercial vehicle as a co-driver Traveling as a passenger in a commercial vehicle to a point where the driver will begin driving Performing any other work for a motor carrier such as completing paperwork, working in a warehouse or attending training June 2011 38 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

What is a logbook and how is it used? Logbook is used to record drivers duty status activities Each page in a logbook records one days (24 hours) activities Obtain logbooks from carriers or purchase them at truck stops, stationary stores or commercial printing companies June 2011 39 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

What is a logbook and how is it used? Sample log June 2011 40 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors The grid is shown here for training purposes Daily grid

June 2011 41 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Daily Grid Example Time Driver Activity Duty Status 8 hours Sleep

Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 1 hour Eat breakfast and drive to motor carrier Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 1 hour Supervise loading of vehicle On-duty, other than driving time

4 hours Drive Driving time 1 hour Eat lunch Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 4 hours Drive Driving time

1 hour Eat supper Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 2 hours Drive Driving time 1 hour Supervise unloading of vehicle, maintain vehicle

and complete paperwork On-duty, other than driving time 1 hour Relax and sleep Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth June 2011 42 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Daily Grid Example

June 2011 43 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 4: Daily Limits June 2011 44 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section?

Definition of a workshift Driving time limit Off-duty time requirement Microsoft June 2011 45 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is a workshift? Period of time between 2 periods of 8

consecutive hours off duty Core Rest Period 8 consecutive off-duty hours June 2011 Microsoft Workshift Core Rest Period 8 consecutive

off-duty hours Microsoft 46 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors How many hours can a driver drive in a workshift? Workshift Driving Time Limit Workshift On-Duty Time Limit Microsoft

June 2011 47 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Workshift Driving Time Limit No driving after 13 hours of driving in a workshift Driving periods may start and stop throughout day Total Driving Time in a workshift 13 hours STOP

DRIVING AFTER 13 HOURS DRIVING June 2011 48 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Workshift Driving Time Limit June 2011 49

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Workshift Driving Time Limit Driving Time 8:00 13:00 5 hours 14:00 19:00 5 hours 20:00 23:00 3 hours Total 13 hours Total Driving Time 13 hours June 2011 50

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Workshift On-Duty Time Limit No driving after 15 hours On-Duty Time in a workshift On-Duty Time = Driving Time + On-Duty Time Other Than Driving Total On-Duty Time 15 hours STOP DRIVING AFTER 15 HOURS ON-DUTY June 2011

51 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Workshift On-Duty Time Limit 15 June 2011 52 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Workshift On-Duty Time Limit On-Duty Time

8:00 13:00 5 hours 14:00 19:00 5 hours 20:00 24:00 4 hours Total 14 hours Total On-Duty Time 15 hours June 2011 53 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Time Breaks

A driver may continuously drive a vehicle: for a period of up to 4 consecutive hours of driving if, at the conclusion of driving for that period of time, the driver takes at least 10 consecutive minutes off duty or of non-driving time OR for a period of up to 6 consecutive hours of driving if, at the conclusion of driving for that period of time, the driver takes at least 30 consecutive minutes off duty or of non-driving time June 2011 54 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

How many hours does a driver need to be off-duty? Required Rest Must have 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time after 13 hours driving or 15 hours of onduty time before becoming eligible to drive a commercial vehicle again June 2011 55 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors How many hours does a driver

need to be off-duty? Reduced Rest Provision A driver may, once in 7 days, reduce the required 8 hours rest to not less than 4 hours of rest if: Before the reduced rest, the driver has not been on-duty for more than 15 hours and The reduced number of hours taken is added to the next

consecutive 8 hours of rest that is at least 8 hours long (for a total of 12 consecutive hours off if the maximum 4 hours is taken off) Note: You cannot violate any of the other driving or on-duty limits! June 2011 56 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Off-Duty Requirement 8 June 2011

57 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Off-Duty Requirement Off-Duty Time 0:00 8:00 8 hours 13:00 14:00 1 hour 19:00 20:00 1 hours Total 10 hours Total Off-Duty Time 8 hours June 2011 58

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Summary of Driving Limits and Off-Duty Requirement June 2011 59 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Summary of Driving Limits and Off-Duty Requirement (contd) No driving after 15 hours on-duty

June 2011 60 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Summary of Driving Limits and Off-Duty Requirement (contd) 8 hours of consecutive off-duty time June 2011 61 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Summary of Workshift Limits

No driving after 13 hours driving No driving after 15 hours on-duty At least 8 consecutive hours off-duty before driver can drive again; and 10 consecutive minutes non-driving after 4 hours of continuous driving; or 30 consecutive minutes of non-driving after 6 hours of continuous driving.

June 2011 62 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 5: Exemptions June 2011 63 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section?

Emergencies Adverse driving conditions Traveling as a passenger June 2011 Microsoft 64 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Situations when a driver is exempt from driving, on-duty or off-duty limits: Emergencies Adverse driving conditions

Driver traveling as a passenger June 2011 65 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is an emergency? Sudden, urgent, unexpected situation that requires immediate action Safety or security of the people or the vehicle are at risk Does not include drivers desire to get home, shippers demands, loading/ unloading delays or a shortage of drivers

June 2011 66 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What can a driver do in an emergency? Driving, on-duty and off-duty limits do not apply in an emergency Drive to the first available safe location Remove persons and load from emergency situation Record emergency in Remarks section of daily log

June 2011 67 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What are adverse driving conditions? Snow, sleet, fog, or other adverse weather conditions, that were not known to a driver or a motor carrier immediately before driver began driving from last place of rest Includes unusual road conditions Does not include delays at railway crossings

Microsoft June 2011 68 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What can a driver do in adverse driving conditions? Increase driving and on-duty time by no more than 2 hours

This provision only applies if the trip as originally planned could have been completed within the driving time and on-duty time limits as previously covered Daily Driving Daily On-Duty June 2011 Limit Limit 13 hours + 2 hours 15 hours

+ 2 hours = 15 hours = 17 hours 69 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What can a driver do in adverse driving conditions? Driver must stop driving after 17 hours of total on-duty time in a workshift Driver must stop after 15 hours of driving Record adverse driving conditions in the Remarks section of daily log

June 2011 70 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Example June 2011 71 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors When is a driver traveling as a

passenger? At the request of the carrier by whom the driver is employed or otherwise engaged, traveling as a passenger to a work assignment when the driver has not been off duty for at least 8 consecutive hours immediately prior to departure. June 2011 72 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 6: Daily Logs

June 2011 73 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section? Daily log requirements Possession of daily logs and documents Production of daily logs Distribution and keeping of daily logs Tampering with daily logs Microsoft June 2011

74 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Commercial vehicle drivers must fill out a daily log each day that accounts for all of the drivers on-duty and off-duty time for that day June 2011 75 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is required in a daily log? At start of each day enter:

Date and start time Driver name and signature Unit number or licence plate Initial odometer reading Name and address of the carrier June 2011 Microsoft 76 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is required in a daily log? During each day enter:

Hours for each duty status (recorded using a line on the graph grid and updated at the end of each change in duty status) Location of each change of duty status (municipality and province e.g. Red Deer, AB) Location and amount (liters/gallons) of fuel obtained Updated each time duty status changes (not at end of day, not after 4 hours, etc.) Remarks section any extension to driving, on-duty or elapsed time (workshift) because of emergency or adverse driving conditions

June 2011 77 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is required in a daily log? At end of each day enter: Total hours for each duty status and total hours for the day Final odometer reading Total distance driven Microsoft June 2011

78 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What are the rules regarding the possession of daily logs? Driver must possess the following before starting to drive: Copy of the daily logs for preceding 2 days Daily log for current day, completed up to time when last change of duty status occurred Any supporting documents or relevant records that driver receives during the current trip (e.g. receipts for meals, fuel, or repairs; bills of lading; violation tickets and roadside inspection documents) June 2011

79 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What are the rules regarding the distribution and keeping of daily logs? Within 20 calendar days after completing each daily log, driver must forward the original daily log and supporting documents to home terminal

Carrier to keep logs and supporting documents for 6 months Driver to keep copy of each log for 6 months Microsoft June 2011 80 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What are the rules regarding the tampering with daily logs? Daily log tampering violations: Driver keeps more than one daily log for any day

Driver records inaccurate information in daily log (handwritten or electronic device) Driver falsifies, mutilates or defaces daily log or supporting documents Officer can take enforcement action for any of these types of violations June 2011 81 Albertas Provincial Drivers

Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 7: Radius Exemption 160 Kilometer Radius June 2011 82 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section? Application of daily log record exemption Record of duty status Documentation requirements for drivers utilizing this exemption

June 2011 Microsoft 83 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Some drivers may qualify for a daily log exemption What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption? What is a record of duty status? What documentation does an exempt driver need to possess? June 2011

84 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption? The driver does not operate beyond a radius of 160 km from the home terminal of that driver The driver returns to the home terminal and is released from work within 15 hours from the commencement of the drivers work shift

The carrier that employs the driver maintains and retains for 6 months accurate time records showing the time the driver reports to start their work shift and the time that the driver is released from work. June 2011 85 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption?

A home terminal is defined as where the driver normally reports for work and can include a persons home, carriers shop, etc. as authorized by the carrier A drivers start time is the time at which off duty ends and ANY work for the motor carrier begins such as trip inspection, paper work, cleaning the vehicle, etc. Similarly, the end time is when on-duty stops and NO further work is done for the motor carrier June 2011 86

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption? The exemption from having to keep a logbook does not exempt a driver from being in compliance with the remainder of the Hours of Service Regulations The exception applies only to the requirement of maintaining a logbook document June 2011 87

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What is a record of duty status? Motor carrier must maintain a record of duty status that includes: Drivers name and date Drivers workshift start and end times Microsoft June 2011 88 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

What documentation does a driver need to possess when using this exemption? Any supporting documents or relevant records that the driver receives during the current trip (e.g. receipts for meals, fuel, or repairs; bills of lading; tickets and inspection documents) Driver must be able to explain to the Officer why the driver qualifies for daily log exemption (e.g. within radius, within hour limit and will return to home terminal) June 2011

89 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What does a driver need to do when the driver exceeds the 160 kilometer radius or works through the night? Fill out daily log for day(s) the driver does not qualify for the exemption Record the hours worked for each of the previous 7 days into the Remarks section of the log sheet (a table may already be available on

the log or time record for this purpose. The hour entries are obtained from the daily status information documented previously for those 7 days) June 2011 90 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 8: Time Records June 2011 91

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section? How to complete Daily Time Records How to complete Daily Log Sheets Microsoft June 2011 92 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors June 2011

93 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors June 2011 94 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 9: Responsibilities June 2011 95

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this module? Drivers responsibilities Motor carriers responsibilities Microsoft June 2011 96 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Motor carriers and government Investigators may monitor driver compliance with the

Regulations using internal auditing procedures What are the drivers responsibilities? What are the carriers responsibilities? June 2011 97 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What are the drivers responsibilities? Complete accurate daily logs and time records, as applicable

Forward originals to carrier within 20 days If driver is employed by 2 or more carriers, the driver is required to provide each carrier with copy of all logs Keep logs for previous 2 days on the bus with them (if used) or a record showing the total onduty time for each of the previous 7 days (if using time records) Keep copies of daily logs at their residence for a period of at least 6 months June 2011

98 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What are the motor carriers responsibilities? Distribute and keep daily logs and time records Prevent tampering with daily logs and time records

Produce daily logs and supporting documents for inspection Note: to meet due diligence expectations, carriers are urged to monitor the compliance of their drivers and take action(s) as needed June 2011 99 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Distribute and Keep Daily Logs Carrier must retain daily logs/time records and

supporting documents at its principal place of business after receiving them from driver (unless a divided record authority permit has been obtained from Alberta Transportation) Any logs and time records along with supporting documentation (as defined earlier) that are produced/collected for each calendar day must be kept in chronological order for each driver for a minimum of 6 months June 2011 100 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Prevent Daily Log Tampering

No one may alter a daily log, electronic log, time record or scanned document If Safety Officer finds an error on a daily log and wants to correct a log, they must copy log and edit the copy No one may alter or destroy an original record because it is a legal document June 2011 101 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Produce Daily Logs and Supporting Documents for Inspection

Motor carrier must make available for inspection: Daily logs, supporting documents and other relevant records Microsoft June 2011 102 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators Section 10: Enforcement June 2011

103 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What will I learn in this section? Options for enforcement action Microsoft June 2011 104 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

If a driver violates maximum allowable driving times or minimum required off-duty times, driver can be subject to enforcement action. What may happen if a driver is not in compliance? June 2011 105 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Violation Driver exceeds driving time limits

Driver may not drive until after the number of hours needed to return the driver to compliance Driver fails to meet off-duty time requirement June 2011 Driver may not drive until after the number of hours needed to return the driver to compliance (e.g. complete 8 consecutive hours off duty) 106 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors

Violation Driver is unable or refuses to produce his/ her daily logbook (if not using radius exemption) Driver may not drive until after required documentation is produced Microsoft June 2011 107

Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Violation Evidence that driver completed more than one daily log, entered inaccurate information in the daily log or falsified information in the daily log June 2011 Driver may not drive until after required documentation is produced

108 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors Violation Driver mutilates or defaces daily log or supporting document in such a way that the Officer cannot determine whether the driver has followed the driving time and off-duty requirements Driver may not drive until after required documentation is produced Microsoft

June 2011 109 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Trucks/Tractors What enforcement options are available to Officer? Issue a verbal warning to driver explaining violation(s) Issue a written warning to driver outlining violation(s) Issue ticket(s) to driver formally charging the driver with the violation(s) (standard penalty is $345 per violation)

June 2011 110 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for Truck and Tractor Operators QUESTIONS? June 2011 111

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