Hours of Service Online Course
Fatigue is a critical safety issue for all parties involved in the Commercial Vehicle industry. Both drivers and carriers need to understand and improve their compliance with the regulations. This professional Hours of Service Canada Online Training Course covers the Government of Canada’s Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Vehicle Drivers.
Certify Your Understanding of the Hours of Service Canada Regulations
With our Hours of Service Canada Course online, you will learn:
- History of Federal Hours of Service legislation
- Human body clock and fatigue
- When driving is prohibited
- Which vehicles the regulations apply to
- Logbooks and daily duty status categories
- On-duty limits and off-duty requirements
- Requirements for sleeper berths
- Cycles, cycle limits, cycle resets, and cycle switching
- Special permits for various vehicles
- Exemptions for emergencies or adverse driving conditions
- Out-of-service declarations
Duration of Hours of Service Training Program Online
The Hours of Service Online Course takes approximately 4 hours to complete.
Participants in the Hours of Service Canada Regulations Online Safety Course will be assessed by a test after viewing the course material on Hours of service rules Canada. Participants must achieve a mark of 80% or higher to earn their certificate of completion. Those that do not reach the required mark will be allowed to repeat the Hours of Service Canada Online Training course two more additional times. Supplemental materials required for completing this course can be accessed online.
Certificate of Completion
Participants who successfully pass the Hours of Service Online Course will earn a certificate of completion which they can print out or download for their records.
What Should I Know About Safely Operating A Commercial Vehicle?
- A driver must have 10 consecutive hours off-duty in a day.
- An operator must designate a cycle for each of their drivers to follow. There are only two cycles available, a seven day cycle or a fourteen day cycle
- A Driver is not required to keep a daily log if they are:
- driving the vehicle only within a radius of 160 kilometres of the days starting location
- returning to the same location from which they started
- working for only one operator that day
Government of Ontario’s Hours of Service Requirements