Do You Transport Logs?
Logging truck drivers that qualify have the option to operate under special hours of service rules. Cycle 1 or Cycle 2 remain options as well.
All truck drivers driving a truck designed exclusively for transporting logs or poles and operating under logging truck hours must keep a log book, even if within 160 km of their home terminal.
Logging Truck Hours:
- maximum of 13 hours driving in a day
- no driving after 15 hours of on-duty time or elapsed time
- consecutive off-duty time before driving again must be nine hours
- driver can’t defer off-duty time
- work shift is the total elapsed time between two periods of at least nine consecutive hours of off-duty time
- note “logging truck hours” in the Remarks section
Logging Truck Cycles:
- logging truck cycles are seven days
- must not drive after driving 65 hours in seven days
- drivers must take 24 consecutive hours off-duty
once in every seven days
- must not drive after 80 hours of on duty in seven days
- you can’t reset the cycle