Canadian Hours of Service Program

This online Federal Hours of Service course is designed to explain the hours of service regulations governing the transport industry within Canada under the Motor Vehicle Transport Act.

Course Overview

The federal Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations set important limits for transport drivers within Canada in an effort to combat fatigue-related crashes. These regulations protect the public, and all individuals involved in commercial transportation.

This online Canadian Hours of Service course covers the specifics of the regulations. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of the regulations governing hours of service in Canada; documentation requirements; responsibilities of carriers, shippers, and drivers; mandatory off-duty times and on-duty time limits; and, exemptions to the daily limits.

Course Topics

  • Exemptions
  • Electronic Recording Devices

Driver Activities

  • Duty Status
  • On-Duty
  • Driving
  • Off-Duty
  • Sleeper Berth Status
  • Recording Duty Status

Daily limits

Work shifts

Deferral of off-duty time

Safety marks

Sleeper berths


Emergency exemptions

Adverse driving conditions

Out-of-service declarations

Additional topics

  • North of 60
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • United States