Hours of Service


Course Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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:  2020:  Mar 26, Sept 24

Fee: $365+HST