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Canada Hours of Service Training. Module 5: Exceptions Online Safety Course

Canada Hours of Service Training. Module 5: Exceptions Online Safety Course
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The Canada Hours of Service Training curriculum will help drivers and carriers to be compliant; Understanding how these limits affect safety and productivity will bring clarity to the drivers performance and learn to maximize the available hours of driving allowed.

Hours-of-service limits have many exceptions, often based on policies and procedures of the Carriers.

With hours-of-service it’s very important to know what exceptions are. The Drivers needs clarity in what you can use and how to use these exceptions. If a Drivers may end up with a violation because it will look like a rule is being broken if they dont understand the exceptions. .

There are eight commonly used hours-of-service exceptions :

  1. 160-kilometer radius exception
  2. Use of a Split-sleeper berth
  3. Emergency conditions that occur
  4. Adverse driving conditions that occur
  5. Electronic logging devices (ELDs) use
  6. Ferry operations exceptions
  7. Daily off-duty deferral exceptions
  8. Personal use of a CMV exceptions

Based on company policies and practices, carriers may allow or prohibit the use of exceptions.

Canada Hours of Service Training: Exceptions is designed to help drivers understand exceptions to the rules. It will outline what can be used and when to use them.

Intended Audience for this online presentation: CMV Drivers Operating in Canada

Reg Covered: SOR/2005-313


The following topics are covered:

  • 160-Kilometer Radius
    • What Is the Driver Exempt From and explanations?
    • Who Can Use them?
    • Qualifying Conditions for exemptions
  • Split-Sleeper Berth
    • Drivers Operating South of the 60th Parallel in split sleeper berts
      • What Is the Driver Exempt From in these scenarios?
      • Who Can Use the exemptions?
      • Qualifying Conditions for split sleeper berths
  • Emergency Driving Conditions
    • What Is the Driver Exempt From in emergencies?
    • Who Can Use these exemptions?
  • Qualifying Conditions and examples
  • Adverse Driving Conditions
    • What Is the Driver Exempt From under these circumstances?
    • Who Can Use It and when?
    • Qualifying Conditions for adverse driving conditions
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
    • Definition of what the Driver Exempt From?
    • Who Can Use It?
    • Qualifying Conditions
  • Ferry Operations
    • What Is the Driver Exempt From?
    • Which Drivers Can Use It?
    • Qualifying Conditions for ferry operations
  • Daily Off-Duty Deferral
    • What Is the Driver Exempt From while off duty?
    • Which drivers Can Use It?
    • Qualifying Conditions for off duty deferrals
  • Personal Use of CMV
    • What Is the Driver Exempt From?
    • Who Can Use these exemptions?
    • Examples of acceptable and unacceptable Qualifying Conditions
  • Other Exceptions
    • Check with Your Carrier about exceptions
  • Learners will be able to understand the following:
    • Describe the most common exceptions to the rules. Learn what each exception relieves a driver from doing
    • Learn when drivers can use an hours-of-service exception and when


Approximately 40 minutes of online training


Pass mark 80% to achieve certification


A printable Certificate of completion can be obtained and downloaded.





Why Use Us?

  • Short notice registration
  • Typically small classes and more individualized attention
  • Certified instructors with many years experience
  • Creative teaching styles
  • Variety of locations to suit your needs
  • Classroom and elearning options
  • Fun , motivational and effective programs
  • Competitive pricing
  • Lots of scheduling options during the month
  • Group rates may apply
  • Your facility or ours for larger classes
  • Site specific training to suit your industries safety needs

About Us

Our instructors are certified to conduct a variety of courses and have many years experience in facilitating programs.

Over 20 years running seminars in the Alberta area.

Programs are recognized in Canada and many for international applications.

Certificates - Temporary and Permanent certifications awarded.

We meet or exceed Industry Standards.