Fatigue is a proven safety hazard for commercial drivers, and violating regulated limits can have serious consequences for a carrier’s operating record, profitability and road safety in general. As hours of service legislation affects many areas of a commercial fleet’s operations, drivers, supervisors, dispatchers, trainers and other safety personnel must have a thorough understanding of duty cycles and limits.
This one day course focuses on how to achieve and monitor driver and carrier compliance with hours of service legislation. Topics will include: provincial and federal laws; logs and time sheets; duty cycles; record keeping; driver and carrier responsibilities; and monitoring daily logs.
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
- Understand the purpose, structure and application of hours of service legislation;
- Identify legislated responsibilities of both commercial drivers and fleet operators concerning the maintenance of driver duty status records;
- Demonstrate a knowledge of completing daily logs.
Format: Classroom: Formal presentations & exercises and discussion.
Resources: Supplied: Participant’s manual.
Recommended: Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Regulations, and North American CVSA Standards.
Evaluation: Full attendance, class participation, tests for successful completion.
Certification: Certificate of completion.
Prerequisites: None. For safety and compliance supervisors, drivers and administration
Duration: 1 day
Course Dates: 2017: Mar 16, Sept 21