Module 4 - Alberta Ministry of Transportation

Report
Commercial Vehicle
Drivers Hours of
Service
Module 4: Driver Activities
February 2007
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
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What activities do commercial vehicle
drivers perform in a day?
 Pick up/drop off load, drive, maintain
vehicle, complete paperwork, eat, sleep
 Every driver activity can be classified into
one of four categories
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What will I learn in this module?
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Activities classified as driving time
Activities classified as on-duty other than driving
time
Activities classified as off-duty time other than
time spent in a sleeper berth
Activities classified as off-duty time spent in a
sleeper berth
How to use a logbook
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What is “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
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“On-duty time”
Begins when driver starts work or is
required by motor carrier to be available
for work
 Does not include time when driver is
waiting to be assigned work
 Ends when driver stops work or is relieved
of all responsibility by motor carrier
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“Off-duty time”
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Any time other than on-duty time
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
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
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Off-Duty Time, Other Than in a
Sleeper Berth
Examples:
 Meal break
 Rest break
 Sleep
 Waiting for work assignment
 Work performed for an organization other than
the motor carrier
 Vacation time
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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
 Specific dimensions and environmental
requirements for sleeper berths will be
discussed in Module 8
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Off-Duty Time Spent in a Sleeper
Berth
Examples:
 Reading in sleeper berth
 Relaxing in sleeper berth
 Sleeping in sleeper berth
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Driving Time
Driver operates or controls a commercial
vehicle
 Example:
- Driving a commercial vehicle
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On-Duty, Other Than Driving
Time
Driver performs other activities while
on-duty
 Inspecting, servicing or repairing
commercial vehicle
 Loading or unloading commercial vehicle
 Waiting to be dispatched (at a motor
carrier or shipper facility)
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On-Duty, Other Than Driving
Time
Waiting for inspection at customs
 Traveling in commercial vehicle as a
co-driver
 Traveling as a passenger in commercial
vehicle to a point where the driver will
begin driving
 Performing any other work for the motor
carrier such as completing paperwork
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What is a logbook and how is it
used?
Logbook is used to record driver activities
 Each page in a logbook records one day’s
(24 hours) activities
 Obtain logbooks from motor carriers or
purchase them at truck stops, stationary
stores or commercial printing companies
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What is a logbook and how is it
used?
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Daily grid
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Daily Grid Example
Time
Activity
Duty Status
8 hours
Sleep
Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth
1 hour
Eat breakfast and drive to
motor carrier
Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth
1 hour
Supervise loading of
vehicle
On-duty, other than driving time
4 hours
Drive
Driving time
1 hour
Eat lunch
Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth
4 hours
Drive
Driving time
1 hour
Eat supper
Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth
2 hours
Drive
Driving time
1 hour
Supervise unloading of
vehicle, maintain vehicle
and complete paperwork
On-duty, other than driving time
1 hour
Relax and sleep
Off-duty time other than time spent in a sleeper berth
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Daily Grid Example
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