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What are the differences between the on-duty regulations in the United States and Canada for drivers of passengers?

Cross-border hours-of-service requirements

FAQ010: What are the differences between the on-duty regulations in the United States and Canada for drivers of passengers?

Answer: When operating in the United States, no driving may be done after 15 hours of on-duty after having taken at least 8 hours off-duty. (49 CFR § 395.5(a)(2))

When operating in Canada, no driving may be done after 14 hours of on-duty time in a day or after 14-hours on-duty in a work-shift after having taken 8-consecutive hours of off-duty. (SOR/2005-313 – Section 12: Daily Driving and On-Duty Time; Section 13: Mandatory Off-duty Time)

Regulatory Topic: Cross-border hours-of-service requirements
Effective Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Issued Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018