If a driver starts the shift from his house for couple of months instead of principal business location, should he change the home terminal address on log sheet to his house address? (150 km distance between both locations). If the home terminal address is kept same as principal business address will is there any issue?
Home terminal designation
As copied below from the regulations, the home terminal address is designated by the carrier.
home terminal means the place of business of a motor carrier at which a driver ordinarily reports for work and, for the purposes of sections 80 to 82 and Schedule 2, includes a temporary work site designated by the motor carrier.
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations
MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORT ACT
Is the commercial vehicle being kept at the house? There is no issue created by keeping the home terminal address where designated by the carrier and starting or ending at a different location each day (unless trying to operate under the short-haul exception). Does this have to do with operating under the "short-haul" exception (160 km radius)?
Thanks for the reply not4hire, truck is kept at a rented parking space near driver's house. Yes some trips are short-haul and driver fills out a time sheet instead of daily log sheet. If its short-haul then isn't it better to write truck parking yard address (short trips are within 160 km radius of driver's house)?.
Requirement to Fill Out a Daily Log
81 (2) This section does not apply if
(a) the driver drives, or is instructed by the motor carrier to drive, a commercial vehicle within a radius of 160 km of the home terminal;
(b) the driver returns to the home terminal each day to begin a minimum of 8 consecutive hours of off-duty time;
(c) the motor carrier maintains accurate and legible records showing, for each day, the cycle the driver followed and on-duty times and keeps those records and the supporting documents relating to those records for a minimum period of 6 months after the day on which each record was recorded; and
(d) the driver is not driving a commercial vehicle under a permit issued under these Regulations or is driving under an exemption issued under the Act.
Note that (b) requires you to return to the home terminal each day. The carrier can designate your home/parking address as your home terminal and/or a "temporary work site" as shown in Post #2. Absent that designation, you and the carrier run the risk of getting cited for false logs.
If it is a situation where sometimes you're short-haul and sometimes not, sometimes parked at home and sometimes not; it might be easier to just keep logs every day and just aggregate your times in on-duty and driving for each municipal area as allowed.