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• the driver returns to the home terminal
   each day to begin a minimum of 8
   consecutive hours of off-duty time
• the motor carrier maintains accurate
   and legible records showing, for each
   day, the driver’s duty status and elected
   cycle, the hour at which each duty
   status begins and ends and the total
   number of hours spent in each status
   and keeps those records for a minimum
   period of 6 months after the day on
   which they were recorded and
• the driver is not driving under a permit
   issued under these Regulations

If a radius exemption from completing
a log is used, all other requirements of the
regulation must still be met.

For more information, refer to the
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of
Service Regulation SOR/94-716, which is
available from the Queen’s Printer.

Need more
information?

To learn more about this legislation or to
ask questions about the requirements,
check the following. 

Alberta legislation is available from the
Queen’s Printer at:
http://www.qp.alberta.ca
or phone 780–427–4952.
For toll-free service from anywhere in
Alberta, call 310-0000

More information is available at:
http://www.transportation.alberta.ca

Vehicle Safety and Carrier Services
Room 401, Provincial Building
4920 – 51 Street
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 6K8
403 340-5021
For toll-free service from anywhere
in Alberta, call 310-0000
Vehicle Inspection

Vehicle Inspection
Program (VIP) for
Commercial Vehicles

To maintain and enhance the safety of
commercial vehicles travelling on Alberta
highways, the province has a mandatory
safety inspection program. This is called
the Alberta Vehicle Inspection Program
(VIP) for Commercial Vehicles.

The VIP for Commercial Vehicles is not
a replacement for the ongoing preventive
maintenance carried out by vehicle
owners, but rather sets the standards for
owners’ maintenance programs. 

A commercial vehicle passing inspection
under VIP will receive a Commercial
Vehicle Inspection Certificate, as well as a
Commercial Vehicle Inspection decal to be
placed on the vehicle.

As with the National Safety Code,
municipal transit buses and farm trucks are
exempt when operating solely within the
borders of Alberta from the VIP.

 22  A Commercial Driver’s Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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