Hours of Service legislation outlines regulations that commercial vehicle drivers must follow when operating a commercial vehicle in Canada. To ensure that drivers get an adequate amount of sleep to prevent fatigue and fatigue related collisions, these rules have a maximum allowable driving time and minimum required off-duty times for drivers. In this course, you will be presented with information on this legislation, fatigue, driver responsibilities, and log books.
This is a two-hour online course.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Define the terms of the Hours of Service Legislation
- Describe the fatigue prevention responsibilities for drivers and employers
- Identify the symptoms of fatigue
- Define the dangers of fatigue and its effects on the human body
- Describe methods to eliminate sleep debt
- Identify what Duty Status means and how it applies to drivers
- Define the daily rules for drivers
- List the work shift rules for drivers
- Describe the rules for deferral of off-duty time
- Describe how to use a log book and explain its purpose
- List the two cycles and their differences
- Define the 160km rule