Provincial hours of service regulations
The Alberta Drivers' Hours of Service Regulation applies to carriers and drivers who operate the following vehicles only within Alberta:
- commercial vehicles that are registered for a weight of 11,794 kilograms or more;
- commercial vehicles with a manufactured seating capacity of 11 persons or more, including the driver.
For more information read: Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance in Alberta: Module 8.
The following training material is offered to Alberta drivers and carriers. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in these documents is accurate at the time of preparation.
This information may be all that the carrier believes its drivers require to obtain the knowledge in hours of service needed to competently and safely do their jobs. Alternatively, the information may form part of a larger training program delivered over several weeks or months.
The reader is invited to reproduce all or part of these documents. However, at no time should this information be altered nor used in a manner that would change the intended meaning of the material or its accuracy.
Federal hours of service regulations
Canada's Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations applies to carriers and drivers who operate the following vehicles in multiple provinces, territories or states:
- commercial vehicles that are registered for a weight of more than 4,500 kilograms
- commercial vehicles with a manufactured seating capacity of 11 persons or more, including the driver
For more information, see:
- Reference Guide for Hours of Service Training
- CCMTA Application Guide for Federal Hours of Service
- Federal Hours-Of-Service Rules pocket guide
- Reviewing New Hours of Service Logs (PDF, 40 KB)
- Use of Electronic Media to Maintain a Daily Log
- Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance in Alberta: Module 7
Electronic logging devices
Electronic logging devices help drivers accurately record their driving time.
Starting June 12, 2021, the Government of Canada requires federally regulated motor carriers and drivers of commercial buses and trucks, who currently maintain a daily paper log, must switch to an electronic logging device.
Carriers that operate only in Alberta and are not federally regulated do not need to install and use electronic logging devices at this time.
More information can be found in our ELD FAQs (PDF, 404 KB).
Alberta plans to support the mandate through a progressive enforcement period without penalties until June 12, 2022.
This grace period will give drivers and carriers enough time to obtain and install devices and train people on how to use them. There will be no penalties during the grace period, and early enforcement measures will include education and awareness.
Electronic logging device hardware and software must be tested and certified by a third party accredited by Transport Canada.
- Electronic Logging Devices (Transport Canada)
- ELD FAQs (PDF, 404 KB)
- Transport Canada on electronic logging devices (ELDs) and certification
- CCMTA information on the ELD technical standard
- information on certification of ELDs
- A list of accredited certification bodies
It is recommended that all carriers create a fatigue management program. This program can be used to address issues related to fatigue in the workplace while reducing risks related to fatigue and decreasing the number of fatigue-related incidents.
For more information, see Fatigue Management Program and Training.
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