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What are the differences in the requirements for drivers to have in their possession in the CMV copies of their records of duty status when driving in Canada or the United States?

Cross-border hours-of-service requirements

FAQ012: What are the differences in the requirements for drivers to have in their possession in the CMV copies of their records of duty status when driving in Canada or the United States?

 Answer: A driver operating in the United States must retain in their possession and available for inspection while on duty their daily records of duty status for the current day and the previous 7 consecutive days.  (49 CFR § 395.8(k)(2))

A driver operating in Canada must have in their possession their daily logs for the current day and the preceding 14-days and supporting documents for the current trip (SOR/2005-313 - Section 84: Possession of Daily Logs and Supporting Documents by Drivers).

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