Module 7 - Alberta Ministry of Transportation

Report
Commercial Vehicle
Drivers Hours of
Service
Module 7:
Deferral of Off-Duty Time
February 2007
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
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If driver can’t meet daily off-duty time
requirement, driver can defer hours:
 How many daily off-duty time hours can a
driver defer?
 What are the conditions for daily off-duty
time deferral?
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
What will I learn in this module?
Maximum number of daily off-duty time
hours that a driver can defer
 Conditions for daily off-duty time deferral
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
How many daily off-duty time
hours can a driver defer?
Driver can defer up to 2 hours to following
day
 Total off-duty time for 2 days ≥ 20 hours
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
What are the conditions for daily
off-duty time deferral?
Deferred off-duty time added to next 8
consecutive hours of off-duty time (core
rest period)
 Total driving time in two days ≤ 26 hours
 Driver must declare use of deferral in
“Remarks” section of daily log
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
What are the conditions for daily
off-duty time deferral?
Take 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time
(core rest period):
 After 13 hours of driving time in work shift
 After 14 hours of on-duty time in work shift
 After 16 hours of elapsed time in work shift
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
STOP DRIVING
AFTER
13 HOURS
DRIVING IN A
WORK SHIFT
STOP DRIVING
AFTER
13 HOURS
DRIVING IN A
WORK SHIFT
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
STOP DRIVING
AFTER
14 HOURS
ON-DUTY IN A
WORK SHIFT
STOP DRIVING
AFTER
14 HOURS
ON-DUTY IN A
WORK SHIFT
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
How often can a driver apply the
off-duty time deferral?
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Driver can use the off-duty time deferral
option every second day
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Deferral of Off-Duty Time Used – Day 1
Deferral of Off-Duty Time Used – Day 2
Deferral of Off-Duty Time Used – Day 1
Deferral of Off-Duty Time Used – Day 2
Deferral of Off-Duty Time Used – Day 1
Deferral of Off-Duty Time Used – Day 2
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
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Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service
Summary of Daily Deferred Time
and Work Shift Limits
Daily Limits
Deferred Time (option to move up to 2 hours of off-duty time to 2nd day):
 Total driving time in 2 days ≤ 26 hours
 Total off-duty time in 2 days ≥ 20 hours
 Off-duty time for Day 1 and Day 2
- At least 8 consecutive off-duty hours taken in Day 1
- At least 10 consecutive off-duty hours taken in Day 2
- 2 additional off-duty hours (blocks ≥ 30 minutes) that are not part of 10
consecutive hours in Day 2 (but they can be consecutive)
Work Shift Limits
 No driving after 13 hours driving
 No driving after 14 hours on-duty
 No driving after 16 hours elapsed time
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