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1 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Alberta Drivers Hours of Service Regulation (AR 317/2002) Traffic Safety Act Developed in cooperation by the Alberta School Bus Safety Committee and Alberta Transportation for delivery through the Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC)

2 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate at the time of preparation. However, this document is intended to serve only as a guide and is not meant to be a substitute for the Federal and Provincial Regulations. The Alberta Drivers Hours of Service Regulation (and other legislation under the Traffic Safety Act) is available on the internet at: Disclaimer

3 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Its been recognized that fatigue related collisions do occur in all transportation industries, including school bus operations These collisions can be reduced or even prevented completely if the driver and their supervisor are fully aware of their legal responsibilities This basic course covers the minimum criteria that a professional driver needs to know The complete presentation should take approximately 4 hours and, to satisfy due diligence expectations, it may include successful completion of an exam to demonstrate learning Purpose

4 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 1: Overview

5 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Why the hours of service regulations are in place Definitions: carrier, driver, school bus Commercial vehicles that apply to the Provincial Regulations Commercial vehicles that are excluded from Provincial Regulations What will I learn in this section?

6 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Why are the Hours of Service Regulations in Place? Reduce or prevent collisions Reduce or prevent fatigue incidents The Hours of Service regulations are intended to help reduce driver fatigue and prevent the NEXT collision

7 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Who is a carrier? An individual or a company who transports passengers by bus Operates a vehicle for commercial purposes A carrier is the registered owner of a commercial vehicle (e.g. School Board, bus contractor, individual)

8 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Who is considered a driver? A driver is anyone who is driving or is in actual physical control of a vehicle including: Full-time and part-time drivers Volunteer drivers (e.g. teacher, parent, etc.) Spare/casual drivers Maintenance staff who test drive (mechanics) Owner/management or administrative staff who drive (e.g. principal, office staff)

9 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is a School Bus? A School Bus can be used to transport pupils: To/from school To/from field trips or similar functions if trip is authorized in writing by principal and a copy is with the bus driver For other types of trips, the same vehicle is considered to be a regular Commercial Bus (e.g. community sports team, cub group, etc.) Carriers often have a mixture of regulated vehicles in their name or under contract

10 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is the difference between a Federal and Provincial Carrier? A Federal carrier is one who has any regulated commercial vehicle that leaves Alberta for any reason Such a vehicle includes: A passenger vehicle originally designed to transport 11 or more persons, including the driver; and A truck/trailer registered for a combined weight of 4,501 kilograms or more Note: Once it is determined that federal legislation applies to a carrier, it will apply to their entire fleet, even those operated point-to-point within Alberta.

11 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is the difference between a Federal and Provincial Carrier? A Provincial carrier is one who has no NSC vehicle that leaves Alberta Such a vehicle includes: A passenger vehicle originally designed to transport 11 or more persons, including the driver; and A truck/trailer with a gross weight of 11,794 kgs or more Example: if a 12 passenger van registered to a motor carrier leaves Alberta, then their Operating Status must be Federal and ALL the school buses (that may be operating only in Alberta) MUST comply to the Federal HOS regulations (i.e. must keep at least detailed radius records every day).

12 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Carriers with a Provincial Operating Status (as indicated on the carrier's Alberta Safety Fitness Certificate) Note: a copy of the SFC must be retained in each bus Commercial Vehicles that Fall Under the Provincial Regulations

13 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June 2011 Provincial Safety Fitness Certificate

14 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June 2011 Federal Safety Fitness Certificate

15 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Truck, tractor, trailer or any combination of these vehicles with gross vehicle weight of 11,794 kilograms or more Note: service trucks/trailers, such as those used for building and vehicle maintenance, must be considered Commercial Vehicles that Fall Under the Provincial Regulations © Microsoft®

16 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Bus with seating capacity of 11 persons or more, including the driver This includes 12 and 15 Passenger Vans when registered to a motor carrier Commercial Vehicles that Fall Under the Provincial Regulations © Microsoft®

17 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations Commercial vehicle with total registered gross vehicle weight of 11,793 kilograms or less (including trailer combinations) Total Registered Gross Vehicle Weight 11,793 kilograms © Microsoft®

18 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Emergency vehicles Fire-fighting vehicle, ambulance, police vehicle, or other vehicle used during an emergency Tow trucks are not an emergency vehicle Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations © Microsoft®

19 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Commercial vehicle providing relief in a public welfare emergency Fire, flood, drought, storm, earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural phenomenon; disease in human beings, animals or plants; or accident or pollution Drivers must document the emergency exemption when used Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations © Microsoft®

20 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Municipalitys public transit service bus Travels within 25 kilometres of boundary of a municipality A Recreational Vehicle Commercial Vehicles Excluded from the Provincial Regulations © Microsoft®

21 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 2: Responsibilities

22 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? Driver responsibilities Employee responsibilities Motor carrier management responsibilities © Microsoft®

23 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the drivers responsibilities? Refuse to drive if: Drivers abilities are impaired (by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, health or unknown causes) and its unsafe for the driver to drive Driving risks safety or health of public, driver or other motor carrier employees Driver who has decided not to drive is protected under the Regulations © Microsoft®

24 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the employees responsibilities? Raise immediate awareness to management and/or supervisor if you suspect that a: Drivers abilities are impaired (by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, health or unknown causes) and its unsafe for the driver to drive Driving risks safety or health of public, driver or motor carrier employees Driver is not complying with the Provincial Regulations Note: for provincial carriers this is a due diligence responsibility only © Microsoft®

25 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the motor carriers and managements responsibilities? Refuse to allow a driver to drive if: Drivers abilities are impaired (by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, health or unknown causes) and its unsafe for the driver to drive Driving risks safety or health of public, driver or motor carrier employees Driver is not complying with the Provincial Regulations Note: for provincial carriers this is a due diligence responsibility only © Microsoft®

26 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Due Diligence Need to ask: What would a reasonable person do in the same situation to avoid harm to other persons or their property? If a reasonable person would not let the driver drive, then the person must not request, require or allow the driver to drive © Microsoft®

27 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 3: Driver Activities

28 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? Duty Status activities classified as: Driving time On-duty other than driving time Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth Off-duty time spent in a sleeper berth How to use a logbook and time record © Microsoft®

29 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What activities do commercial vehicle drivers perform in a day? Pick up/drop off a load, drive, maintain vehicle, complete paperwork, eat, sleep Every driver activity can be classified into one of four duty status categories © Microsoft®

30 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is a duty status? Four categories of duty status: Off-duty time, other than time spent in a sleeper berth Off-duty time spent in a sleeper berth Driving time (on-duty time) On-duty time, other than driving time Note: there is not necessarily a direct relationship between duty status and a drivers paid time

31 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June On-duty time Begins when driver starts work or is required by a carrier to be available for work Does not include time when driver is waiting to be assigned work (if driver is free to do other things) Ends when driver stops work or is relieved of all responsibility by the carrier

32 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Off-duty time Any time other than on-duty time © Microsoft®

33 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Off-Duty Time, Other Than Time Spent in a Sleeper Berth Driver has the freedom to do whatever driver wants to do Driver is relieved of all duty, responsibility and obligation for care and custody of vehicle, its accessories, and any passengers or cargo it may be carrying Driver has freedom to leave vehicle to do something else

34 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Off-Duty Time, Other Than in a Sleeper Berth Examples: Meal break Rest break Sleep Work performed for an organization other than a motor carrier Vacation time Days off (e.g. weekends) © Microsoft®

35 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Off-Duty Time Spent in a Sleeper Berth Driver is in sleeper berth area Sleeper berth is in the cab or passenger compartment of commercial vehicle There are specific dimensions and environmental requirements for sleeper berths Note: School buses do not have sleeper berths!

36 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Driving Time Driver operates or controls a commercial vehicle Example: - Driving a school bus

37 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June On-Duty, Other Than Driving Time Driver performs other activities while on-duty Inspecting, servicing, cleaning or repairing a commercial vehicle Waiting to be dispatched (at a motor carrier or shipper facility or in the vehicle) © Microsoft®

38 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June On-Duty, Other Than Driving Time Traveling in a commercial vehicle as a co-driver Traveling as a passenger in a commercial vehicle to a point where the driver will begin driving Performing any other work for a motor carrier such as completing paperwork, teaching, coaching or attending training

39 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is a logbook and how is it used? Logbook is used to record drivers duty status activities Each page in a logbook records one days (24 hours) activities Obtain logbooks from carriers or purchase them at truck stops, stationary stores or commercial printing companies

40 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is a logbook and how is it used? Sample log

41 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June The grid is shown here for training purposes Daily grid

42 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Daily Grid Example TimeDriver ActivityDuty Status 8 hoursSleepOff-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 1 hourEat breakfast and drive to motor carrier Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 1 hourSupervise loading of vehicle On-duty, other than driving time 4 hoursDriveDriving time 1 hourEat lunchOff-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 4 hoursDriveDriving time 1 hourEat supperOff-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth 2 hoursDriveDriving time 1 hourSupervise unloading of vehicle, maintain vehicle and complete paperwork On-duty, other than driving time 1 hourRelax and sleepOff-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth

43 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Daily Grid Example © Microsoft®

44 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 4: Daily Limits

45 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? Definition of a workshift Driving time limit Off-duty time requirement © Microsoft®

46 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is a workshift? Period of time between 2 periods of 8 consecutive hours off duty Core Rest Period 8 consecutive off-duty hours Workshift Core Rest Period 8 consecutive off-duty hours © Microsoft®

47 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June How many hours can a driver drive in a workshift? Workshift Driving Time Limit Workshift On-Duty Time Limit © Microsoft®

48 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Workshift Driving Time Limit No driving after 13 hours of driving in a workshift Driving periods may start and stop throughout day Total Driving Time in a workshift 13 hours STOP DRIVING AFTER 13 HOURS DRIVING

49 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Workshift Driving Time Limit

50 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Workshift Driving Time Limit Driving Time 8:00 – 13:005 hours 14:00 – 19:005 hours 20:00 – 23:003 hours Total13 hours Total Driving Time 13 hours

51 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Workshift On-Duty Time Limit No driving after 15 hours On-Duty Time in a workshift On-Duty Time = Driving Time + On-Duty Time Other Than Driving Total On-Duty Time 15 hours STOP DRIVING AFTER 15 HOURS ON-DUTY

52 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Workshift On-Duty Time Limit 15

53 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Workshift On-Duty Time Limit On-Duty Time 8:00 – 13:005 hours 14:00 – 19:005 hours 20:00 – 24:004 hours Total14 hours Total On-Duty Time 15 hours

54 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Time Breaks A driver may continuously drive a vehicle: for a period of up to 4 consecutive hours of driving if, at the conclusion of driving for that period of time, the driver takes at least 10 consecutive minutes off duty or of non-driving time OR for a period of up to 6 consecutive hours of driving if, at the conclusion of driving for that period of time, the driver takes at least 30 consecutive minutes off duty or of non-driving time

55 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June How many hours does a driver need to be off-duty? Required Rest Must have 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time after 13 hours driving or 15 hours of on- duty time before becoming eligible to drive a commercial vehicle again

56 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June How many hours does a driver need to be off-duty? Reduced Rest Provision A driver may, once in 7 days, reduce the required 8 hours rest to not less than 4 hours of rest if: Before the reduced rest, the driver has not been on-duty for more than 15 hours and The reduced number of hours taken is added to the next consecutive 8 hours of rest that is at least 8 hours long (for a total of 12 consecutive hours off if the maximum 4 hours is taken off) Note: You cannot violate any of the other driving or on-duty limits!

57 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Off-Duty Requirement 8

58 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Off-Duty Requirement Off-Duty Time 0:00 – 8:008 hours 13:00 – 14:001 hour 19:00 – 20:001 hours Total10 hours Total Off-Duty Time 8 hours

59 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Summary of Driving Limits and Off-Duty Requirement

60 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Summary of Driving Limits and Off-Duty Requirement (contd) No driving after 15 hours on-duty

61 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Summary of Driving Limits and Off-Duty Requirement (contd) 8 hours of consecutive off-duty time

62 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Summary of Workshift Limits No driving after 13 hours driving No driving after 15 hours on-duty At least 8 consecutive hours off-duty before driver can drive again; and 10 consecutive minutes non-driving after 4 hours of continuous driving; or 30 consecutive minutes of non-driving after 6 hours of continuous driving.

63 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 5: Exemptions

64 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? Emergencies Adverse driving conditions Traveling as a passenger © Microsoft®

65 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Situations when a driver is exempt from driving, on-duty or off-duty limits: Emergencies Adverse driving conditions Driver traveling as a passenger © Microsoft®

66 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is an emergency? Sudden, urgent, unexpected situation that requires immediate action Safety or security of the people or the vehicle are at risk Does not include drivers desire to get home, passenger demands, loading/ unloading delays or a shortage of drivers

67 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What can a driver do in an emergency? Driving, on-duty and off-duty limits do not apply in an emergency Drive to the first available safe location Remove persons and load from emergency situation Record emergency in Remarks section of daily log

68 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are adverse driving conditions? Snow, sleet, fog, or other adverse weather conditions, that were not known to a driver or a motor carrier immediately before driver began driving from last place of rest Includes unusual road conditions Does not include delays at railway crossings © Microsoft®

69 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What can a driver do in adverse driving conditions? Increase driving and on-duty time by no more than 2 hours This provision only applies if the trip as originally planned could have been completed within the driving time and on-duty time limits as previously covered Daily Driving Limit 13 hours + 2 hours = 15 hours Daily On-Duty Limit 15 hours + 2 hours = 17 hours

70 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What can a driver do in adverse driving conditions? Driver must stop driving after 17 hours of total on-duty time in a workshift Driver must stop after 15 hours of driving Record adverse driving conditions in the Remarks section of daily log

71 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Example

72 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June When is a driver traveling as a passenger? At the request of the carrier by whom the driver is employed or otherwise engaged, traveling as a passenger to a work assignment when the driver has not been off duty for at least 8 consecutive hours immediately prior to departure.

73 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 6: Daily Logs

74 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? Daily log requirements Possession of daily logs and documents Production of daily logs Distribution and keeping of daily logs Tampering with daily logs © Microsoft®

75 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Commercial vehicle drivers must fill out a daily log each day that accounts for all of the drivers on-duty and off-duty time for that day © Microsoft®

76 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is required in a daily log? At start of each day enter: Date and start time Driver name and signature Unit number or licence plate Initial odometer reading Name and address of the carrier © Microsoft®

77 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is required in a daily log? During each day enter: Hours for each duty status (recorded using a line on the graph grid and updated at the end of each change in duty status) Location of each change of duty status (municipality and province – e.g. Red Deer, AB) Location and amount (liters/gallons) of fuel obtained Updated each time duty status changes (not at end of day, not after 4 hours, etc.) Remarks section – any extension to driving, on-duty or elapsed time (workshift) because of emergency or adverse driving conditions

78 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is required in a daily log? At end of each day enter: Total hours for each duty status and total hours for the day Final odometer reading Total distance driven © Microsoft®

79 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the rules regarding the possession of daily logs? Driver must possess the following before starting to drive: Copy of the daily logs for preceding 2 days Daily log for current day, completed up to time when last change of duty status occurred Any supporting documents or relevant records that driver receives during the current trip (e.g. receipts for meals, fuel, or repairs; bills of lading; violation tickets and roadside inspection documents)

80 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the rules regarding the distribution and keeping of daily logs? Within 20 calendar days after completing each daily log, driver must forward the original daily log and supporting documents to home terminal Carrier to keep logs and supporting documents for 6 months Driver to keep copy of each log for 6 months © Microsoft®

81 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the rules regarding the tampering with daily logs? Daily log tampering violations: Driver keeps more than one daily log for any day Driver records inaccurate information in daily log (handwritten or electronic device) Driver falsifies, mutilates or defaces daily log or supporting documents Officer can take enforcement action for any of these types of violations

82 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 7: Radius Exemption – 160 Kilometer Radius

83 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? Application of daily log record exemption Record of duty status Documentation requirements for drivers utilizing this exemption © Microsoft®

84 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Some drivers may qualify for a daily log exemption What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption? What is a record of duty status? What documentation does an exempt driver need to possess? © Microsoft®

85 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption? The driver does not operate beyond a radius of 160 km from the home terminal of that driver The driver returns to the home terminal and is released from work within 15 hours from the commencement of the drivers work shift The carrier that employs the driver maintains and retains for 6 months accurate time records showing the time the driver reports to start their work shift and the time that the driver is released from work.

86 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption? A home terminal is defined as where the driver normally reports for work and can include a persons home, carriers shop, etc. as authorized by the carrier A drivers start time is the time at which off duty ends and ANY work for the motor carrier begins such as trip inspection, paper work, cleaning the vehicle, etc. Similarly, the end time is when on-duty stops and NO further work is done for the motor carrier

87 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What criteria must a driver meet to qualify for a daily log exemption? The exemption from having to keep a logbook does not exempt a driver from being in compliance with the remainder of the Hours of Service Regulations The exception applies only to the requirement of maintaining a logbook

88 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What is a record of duty status? Motor carrier must maintain a record of duty status that includes: Drivers name and date Drivers workshift start and end times © Microsoft®

89 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What documentation does a driver need to possess when using this exemption? Any supporting documents or relevant records that the driver receives during the current trip (e.g. receipts for meals, fuel, or repairs; bills of lading; tickets and inspection documents) Driver must be able to explain to the Officer why the driver qualifies for daily log exemption (e.g. within radius, within hour limit and will return to home terminal)

90 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What does a driver need to do when the driver exceeds the 160 kilometer radius or works through the night? Fill out daily log for day(s) the driver does not qualify for the exemption Record the hours worked for each of the previous 7 days into the Remarks section of the log sheet (a table may already be available on the log or time record for this purpose)

91 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 8: Time Records

92 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? How to complete Daily Time Records How to complete Daily Log Sheets © Microsoft®

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95 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 9: Responsibilities

96 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this module? Drivers responsibilities Motor carriers responsibilities © Microsoft®

97 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Motor carriers and government Investigators may monitor driver compliance with the Regulations using internal auditing procedures What are the drivers responsibilities? What are the carriers responsibilities? © Microsoft®

98 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the drivers responsibilities? Complete accurate daily logs and time records, as applicable Forward originals to carrier within 20 days If driver is employed by 2 or more carriers, the driver is required to provide each carrier with copy of all logs Keep logs for previous 2 days on the bus with them (if used) or a record showing the total on- duty time for each of the previous 7 days (if using time records) Keep copies of daily logs at their residence for a period of at least 6 months

99 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What are the motor carriers responsibilities? Distribute and keep daily logs and time records Prevent tampering with daily logs and time records Produce daily logs and supporting documents for inspection Note: to meet due diligence expectations, carriers are urged to monitor the compliance of their drivers and take action(s) as needed

100 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Distribute and Keep Daily Logs Carrier must retain daily logs/time records and supporting documents at its principal place of business after receiving them from driver (unless a divided record authority permit has been obtained from Alberta Transportation) Any logs and time records along with supporting documentation (as defined earlier) that are produced/collected for each calendar day must be kept in chronological order for each driver for a minimum of 6 months

101 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Prevent Daily Log Tampering No one may alter a daily log, electronic log, time record or scanned document If Safety Officer finds an error on a daily log and wants to correct a log, they must copy log and edit the copy No one may alter or destroy an original record because it is a legal document

102 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Produce Daily Logs and Supporting Documents for Inspection Motor carrier must make available for inspection: Daily logs, supporting documents and other relevant records © Microsoft®

103 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses Section 10: Enforcement

104 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What will I learn in this section? Options for enforcement action © Microsoft®

105 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June If a driver violates maximum allowable driving times or minimum required off-duty times, driver can be subject to enforcement action. What may happen if a driver is not in compliance? © Microsoft®

106 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Violation Driver exceeds driving time limits Driver may not drive until after the number of hours needed to return the driver to compliance Driver fails to meet off-duty time requirement Driver may not drive until after the number of hours needed to return the driver to compliance (e.g. complete 8 consecutive hours off duty)

107 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Violation Driver is unable or refuses to produce his/her daily logbook (if not using radius exemption) Driver may not drive until after required documentation is produced © Microsoft®

108 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Violation Evidence that driver completed more than one daily log, entered inaccurate information in the daily log or falsified information in the daily log Driver may not drive until after required documentation is produced

109 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June Violation Driver mutilates or defaces daily log or supporting document in such a way that the Officer cannot determine whether the driver has followed the driving time and off-duty requirements Driver may not drive until after required documentation is produced © Microsoft®

110 Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses June What enforcement options are available to Officer? Issue a verbal warning to driver explaining violation(s) Issue a written warning to driver outlining violation(s) Issue ticket(s) to driver formally charging the driver with the violation(s) (standard penalty is $345 per violation)

111 June Albertas Provincial Drivers Hours of Service for School Buses QUESTIONS?


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