Hours of Service

The regulations for the hours of service in Canada have been implemented and there are a number of reporting requirements that GeoTab can assist with.

Through Geotab’s IOX expansion technology that connects to the GO6, you can add-on a Garmin display for driver dispatching and compliance management. Geotab has combined the power of Geotab with HOS service logging to help automate the process for business owners, with up-to-the-minute insights.

Hours of Service GeoTab Integration

  • Truck Routing
  • Driver E-Logs
  • Road Speed Change Alerts
  • Advanced Sharp Turn Alerts
  • Stop Light Camera Warnings
  • Recorded Duty Status Changes
  • Drive and Duty Time Audits
  • Eliminates Form and Factor Violations
  • Organized Electronic Logs

 

Canada / United States Hours of Service Comparison

 

 United States HOS Regulations  Canadian HOS Regulations
Driving Time 11 hours after 10 hours off 13 hours per day or workshift after 8 hours off
On-Duty Time No driving can be done after 14 consecutive hours No driving after 14 on-duty hours per day or workshift after 8 hours off
Off-Duty Time 10 consecutive hours; 30 minute break required after 8th consecutive hour into work shift 8 hours before driving, 10 hours per day; 24 consecutive hours within past 14 days
Length of Workday No driving can be done after 14 consecutive hours No driving can be done after 16 consecutive hours
Duty Cycles 60 hours / 7days or 70 hours / 8 days 70 hours / 7 days or 120 hours / 14 days
Reset 34 hours 36 hours
Split Sleeper (Single) 10 hours can be split into two periods, one period of at least 8 consecutive hours in sleeper plus a separate period of at least 2 additional hours off 10 hours can be split into two sleeper periods of no less than 2 hours each
Split Sleeper (Team) Same as above 8 Hours can be split into two sleeper periods of no less than 4 hours each; drivers still need 10 hours off duty per day.
Deferral Not allowed Up to 2 off-duty hours can be deferred to 2nd day if conditions are met
Other Employment All compensated time is “on duty” Work for non-motor carrier is “off-duty”
Personal Use of CMV Allowed if vehicle is empty and driver is relieved of duty, no distance specified Allowed up to 75km per day, trailer cannot be attached, starting / ending odometer must be recorded in log
Routine Stops  Can be “off-duty” if driver is relieved of duty Can be “off-duty” if driver is relieved of duty
Logging In-Vehicle Time Time resting in a parked CMV can be “off-duty”, all time driving controls is considered “driving” May be logged off duty if vehicle is stationary and driver is relieved of all responsibilities, but not to accumulate 8 hours, time at driving controls is on duty if vehicle is not moving
Logging Short Stops Stops of less than 15 minutes can be flagged, rounding is not addressed, multiple on-duty and driving periods in a city can be aggregated Stops of 8 minutes or more are required to be logged as 15 minutes, stops of less than 8 minutes should be flagged, multiple on-duty and driving periods in a city can be aggregated
Logs Must include, grid; date; total miles; driving today; truck or tractor and trailer number; name of carrier; driver’s signature / certification; 24 hour period starting time; main office address; remarks; name of co-driver; total hours; shipping document number(s) or name of shipper and commodity; location of each change in duty status Must include, grid; date; total driving distance today; truck or tractor and trailer number; name of carrier; driver’s signature / certification; 24 hour period starting time; main office address; remarks; name of co-driver; total hours; location of each change in duty status; cycle; driver’s name printed; start / end odometer readings for both business and personal use; deferral information; home terminal name and address; 14 day recap of on-duty and off-duty hours if no log required yesterday; reason for using adverse conditions or emergency exceptions.
Log Retention: Driver Previous 7 days, plus today, submitted within 13 days Previous 14 days, plus today, submitted within 20 days
Log Retention: Carrier 6 months 6 months

 

 

Let us help you tackle the hours of service requirements for your fleet using a GeoTab system. Contact us today and schedule a free demonstration.