Canada Hours of Service Training Module 4: Record of Duty Status

Time is limited. No one can add a minute to an hour, day, or week. For professional drivers, time is further limited by the hours-of-service regulations. The purpose of the hours-of-service regulations is to keep tired drivers off the road. After many hours behind the wheel, fatigue sets in, and it can lead to bad decisions and deadly crashes. For the safety of all drivers, compliance with the hours-of-service regulations is required of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The Canada Hours of Service Training curriculum will help drivers and carriers to be compliant while maximizing the available hours through a full understanding of how the limits affect safety and productivity.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Time is limited. No one can add a minute to an hour, day, or week. For professional drivers, time is further limited by the hours-of-service regulations. The purpose of the hours-of-service regulations is to keep tired drivers off the road. After many hours behind the wheel, fatigue sets in, and it can lead to bad decisions and deadly crashes. For the safety of all drivers, compliance with the hours-of-service regulations is required of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

The Canada Hours of Service Training curriculum will help drivers and carriers to be compliant while maximizing the available hours through a full understanding of how the limits affect safety and productivity.

You need proof that you’re tracking your hours and complying with the limits. Recording hours is done electronically, manually, or by keeping a time record. Which one you will need to use depends on the type of operation, how often and how far you drive, and the equipment you use.

You also need to know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. That’s where a trip plan comes in. The hours-of-service record at the end of a productive day will match up almost perfectly with the plan. It’s no “accident” because there’s no rush and no surprises.

Canada Hours of Service Training: Record of Duty Status is designed to teach drivers when each type of record can be used and how each is evaluated during a roadside inspection. It also helps drivers with planning their trips to avoid violations.

Intended Audience: CMV Drivers Operating in Canada

Reg Covered: SOR/2005-313

COURSE TOPICS

The eLearning course covers the following topics:

  • Trip Planning
    • Good Plans Lead to Good Outcomes
    • Plan Requirements
  • Supporting Documents
    • What Are Supporting Documents?
  • Recording Duty Status
    • Electronic Logging Device (ELD)
    • Manual Record of Duty Status
    • Time Records
    • Retention
  • Roadside Inspection Expectations
    • Hours of Service Is Verified at Roadside Inspections
    • Electronic Logging Device (ELD)
    • Manual Record of Duty Status
    • Time Records
  • After completing this training course, learners will be able to:
    • Describe how to use trip planning to achieve successful time management
    • Explain how supporting documents are used to validate recorded hours
    • Identify when to keep track of their hours using an ELD, manual log, or time record
    • Recognize how roadside inspection expectations differ between ELDs, manual logs, and time records

ONLINE COURSE DURATION

Approximately 22 minutes

PASS MARK

Pass mark 80%

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Certificate of completion.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

N/A

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