The Basic HOS Rules

We will begin by looking at the basic hours of service (HOS) rules. Later on in this module, you'll learn about the different requirements, but here we'll focus on the rules that apply to most carriers.

Tip: Who Needs to Follow the Rules?
Most commercial drivers need to follow the Hours of Service rules. If you think your drivers don't, you must check the Motor Vehicle Act. Part 3 – Hours of Service, to make sure the law does not apply to your drivers. (Check 37.11–it's the first list under Part 3.)

Also, drivers of non–passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight under 11 795 kg are exempt hours of service as long as they are operating solely in BC.