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MOTOR COACH CANADA L’ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS
of Service Rules
For Everyone’s Safety
A motor coach driver’s hours of service are strictly regulated by Federal and Provincial laws. These laws limit the number of hours a driver can drive in a day, the length of a work shift, and the number of work hours a driver can accumulate over the course of a seven or 14-day period.
Canada’s Driver Hours of Service Rules
Drivers are allowed to drive for 13 hours and must have at least 10 hours off duty in a 24-hour day. The minimum break between work shifts is 8 hours, however under no circumstances can the work shift break be shortened. After 16 hours has elapsed since the driver started work, the driver cannot drive a bus again until 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time. Drivers cannot exceed 70 hours on-duty in a 7 day period and drivers must have at least one full day (24-hours) off in the preceding 14 days.
If These Limits Are Exceeded
The driver and the bus company can be charged and fined, threatening the bus company’s operating privileges. The driver can be placed “out of service” at a roadside inspection. Also, the law makes the user of the transportation service responsible for compliance and subject to prosecution in cases where the driver is requested, required or allowed to exceed the allowable limit.
How Will Anyone Find Out?
Drivers’ log books can be examined at any time during a trip by police or government transportation enforcement officers. Audits of driver and company records at the bus company’s premises will detect hours of service violation.
Reminder to Tour Operators and Tour Directors
Please don’t ask your driver to break the law by exceeding these limits. After all, the safety of your group is the number one priority! In addition, you can be charged under the law for a driver’s hours of service violations.
The above information is only a brief overview of the hours of service regulations. The rules governing driver hours of service in both countries are complex and to ensure compliance, reference must be made to the official statutes and regulations for both countries. For further information, contact email@example.com.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tour & Travel Canada 2012
Message from the Chairman of the Management Board of Motor Coach Canada
Canadian Provincial/Territorial Carrier Requirements and Contact Information
Provincial Tourism Marketing Offices
Driver Hours of Service Rules
U.S. Passport Rules
Border Crossing Information for Visitors to Canada Arriving by Motor Coach
Canadian Immigration and Customs Contact Numbers and General Information
American Drivers & Tour Directors Working in Canada
Parks Canada – Canada’s National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation Areas
British Columbia Lotteries
Distances Between Major Cities
Tour Operator Listings
Coach Operator Listings
Welcome to Canada
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador
Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Welcome to the United States
U.S. New England
U.S. Middle Atlantic
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