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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations

Version of section 63 from 2007-01-01 to 2019-06-11:

  •  (1) A provincial director may issue a permit to a motor carrier in respect of an oil well service vehicle if

    • (a) the driver has successfully completed training directly related to safety requirements associated with operating within the field services sector of the oil or natural gas industry; and

    • (b) the safety and health of the public, the driver or the employees of the motor carrier are not or are unlikely to be jeopardized.

  • (2) Sections 24 to 29 and 49 to 54 do not apply in respect of an oil well service vehicle permit, but instead the permit shall require that the driver take

    • (a) at least 3 periods of off-duty time, each at least 24 hours long, in any period of 24 days, the periods being taken consecutively or separated by on-duty time; and

    • (b) at least 72 consecutive hours of off-duty time after ending driving under the provisions of the permit and beginning driving under those sections.

  • (3) When the driver begins to drive again under sections 24 to 29 or 49 to 54, they begin to accumulate hours in the cycle.

  • (4) Waiting time and standby time at an oil or natural gas well site or ancillary facility shall not be included as on-duty time if

    • (a) the driver performs no work during the time;

    • (b) the time is fully and accurately recorded in the daily log as off-duty time and denoted as waiting or standby time in the “Remarks” section; and

    • (c) the time is not included in the mandatory minimum of 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time.

  • (5) None of the daily off-duty time shall be deferred to the next day.

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