Drivers Hours of Service (Provincial Regulation)
Ministry of Transportation and Highways Approved and Certified
Fatigued driving poses a serious risk to the driver and to the motoring public. In order to ensure a driver does not operate a vehicle in a state of fatigue, provincially regulated carriers must follow all requirements set out in the Drivers Hours of Service Regulation (AR317/2002).
According to Part 4 of the Traffic Safety Act and Section 249 of Canada’s Criminal Code, a driver cannot operate a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public. This means that a driver must not be driving if they are impaired according to the Traffic Safety Act.
It is strongly recommended that everyone involved in the operation of commercial vehicles demonstrate due diligence in preventing fatigue related incidents. Carriers, dispatchers, managers, and drivers are all responsible for ensuring a vehicle is operated in the safest manner possible.
This driver awareness course is designed to foster and develop a professional, willing and co-operative attitude towards the safe operation of a commercial vehicle.
Drivers hours of service awareness course Objectives
- Provincial Regulations
- Responsibilities of Motor Carriers
- General Exemptions
- Driver Duties
- Log Books
- Provincial Driving Limitations
- Internal Monitoring
- Enforcement and Penalties
- Fatigue Management
- Resources for Carriers
- Test Your Understanding
The standards in this program meet or exceed all requirements of, Occupational Health and Safety regulations for Alberta, Part 4 of the Traffic Safety Act and Section 249 of Canada’s Criminal Code, Drivers Hours of Service Regulation (AR317/2002) and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance in Alberta.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be certified in Driver hours of service awareness for a period of 3 years.