Provincial Hours of Service (Alberta) Online Course
This online Provincial Hours of Service (Alberta) course explains the hours of service limits set out by Alberta Regulation 317/2002 and how they apply to provincially regulated carriers and drivers. As learners cover topics such as the four duty statuses, daily log requirements, and driver and carrier responsibilities, they will be equipped with the legislation and information required to ensure everyone’s safety on the road and to reduce fatigue related incidents.
Material in this course was developed using the Alberta Hours of Service Regulations and Alberta Traffic Safety Act.
- Vehicles regulated and exempted by the Alberta Hours of Service Regulations
- The four duty statuses of commercial vehicle drivers
- Minimum required off-duty time
- Requirements for using a sleeper berth
- Maximum allowed driving and on-duty hours
- Driving and on-duty exemptions
- Information required on daily logs
- Daily log exemptions
- Daily log possession and retention requirements
- Responsibilities of carriers and drivers
ONLINE COURSE DURATION
Approximately 50 minutes
Testing conducted throughout this online Provincial Hours of Service (Alberta) course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course two times if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt. Print materials for this course can be accessed online.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.
It is strongly advised that everyone participating in the operation of commercial vehicles exercise caution in order to avoid fatigue-related mishaps. Carriers, dispatchers, managers, and drivers are all responsible for ensuring a vehicle is in good working order.
Part 4 of the Traffic Safety Act and Section 249 of Canada’s Criminal Code – a motorist may not operate a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner, according to the Criminal Code.
The general public is at risk. This means that a driver cannot be driving if they are impaired. Driving while tired is dangerous to both the driver and the public.
To ensure that a driver does not operate a vehicle while fatigued, all requirements outlined in the Drivers Handbook must be followed by provincially authorised carriers.
Regulation on Working Hours (AR317/2002).
It is critical that carriers and their drivers understand the regulations in order to operate safely.
Hours of service regulations for drivers in each province are discussed.