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Motor Vehicle Registration – Hours of Service and Safety Information Updates

Hours of Service application guide.
https://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/safetycode/hos_application_guide.pdf

Compliance Review and Facility Audit Safety Package
http://https://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/drivers/safetycode/compliance_review_facility_audit_safety_package.pdf

Heavy Civil Association
Newfoundland and Labrador
Annual General Meeting

Service NL Updates and Hours of Service Overview
30 day special permits have been extended to 90 days
Review of Quad Axle Self Steer Permits
Commercial Drivers Licensing Review
HTA amendment to include 0 tolerance for the presence of
THC for drivers of commercial vehicles.

Hours of Service
Day Rules

Driving 13 hours
On duty 14 hours
Minimum 10 hours off duty
2 hours 30 minute or greater intervals

Hours of Service
Workshift Rules
Core 8
Driving 13 hours
On duty 14 hours
16 hour elapsed time

Hours of Service
Cycles
24 hours off duty in previous 14 days
Cycle 1
70 hours in 7 days
36 hours to reset

Cycle 2
120 hours in 14 days
24 hours off duty after reaching 70 hours
72 hours to reset

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Applies only to commercial vehicles engaged directly in road
construction and related infrastructure projects

Allows for an additional cycle – 140 hours in 14 days

Limited exemption sections 15 to 18 of the Hours of Service
Regulations

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Condition 1:

160 km air km from the carriers home terminal or temporary
work site

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Condition 2:

Compliance with all other requirements of Hours of Service
Regulations , the Highway Traffic Act and all Regulations
under the Act.

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Condition 3:

72 hours off duty after 140 hours or 14 days whichever
comes first

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Condition 4:

72 hours off duty before switching to Cycle 1 or Cycle 2

72 hours off duty before switching to exemption from cycle 1
or cycle 2

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Condition 5:

Driver has to complete daily log

Remarks section to include operating under exemption

Must produce current day and previous 14 day log

Forward to carrier within 20 days

Carrier must keep on file for 6 months

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Condition 6:

Carrier must check logs to ensure no violations

Hours of Service Limited Exemption

Condition 7:

Service NL may modify or cancel exemption

Contact Information:
Krista Cull
Manager, Transportation Regulation Enforcement
Service NL
709-729-3454
kristacull@gov.nl.ca

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