Sleeper berth requirements for Hot Shots in Canada?

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  1. Cherokeee

    Cherokeee Bobtail Member

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    Just a question thrown out to Hotshot truckers in Canada, im about to start hauling long distance as a federal carrier, i wana know if sleeping in my back seats is gona be an issue, anybody know how strict they are about sleeper berth requirements on pickups? do they wana see hotel receipts at every inspection?
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    @not4hire can verify for Canada, but...

    Simply log off duty. The back of the truck isn't a valid sleeper unless converted to be one.
    There is no regulations stating you have to be in a hotel. Heck, you don't even have to rest, you just can't be doing anything related to the truck.
     
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  4. Cherokeee

    Cherokeee Bobtail Member

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  5. Cherokeee

    Cherokeee Bobtail Member

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    That makes sense, how would they know if i slept at aunt Sally for the night right lol
    thanks brother!
     
  6. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    1. Can't use sleeper berth on logs; back seat is non-conforming.
    2. Required to take 10 hours per day off-duty, 8 of which must be consecutive and the other 2 can be in increments of at least 30 minutes each. No regulation for where or what you do so long as it isn't an on-duty activity.
    3. Don't claim you slept in a hotel if you didn't because in Canada you do have to show receipts if asked. (I simply met a lot of friends and had a lot of relatives on my cross-country trips and they are nunya... ;))
     
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  7. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Oh, wait a minute, just went in to read "Interpretation" in the regulations and found:
    Hmm, research required...
     
  8. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Schedule 1 (which defines sleeper berth regulations) still exists and certain parts of the Hours of Service regulations still reference it, so I would expect that part of the regulation is still in effect even though the definition of sleeper berth has been removed from "Interpretation."

    FYI, the previous interpretation:
     
  9. Powder Joints

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    Just use off duty for your 10 hour break, also here in the states you can't use it for split-sleeper since that requires an actual sleeper. We sure see a lot of guys sleeping in the back seats, so I'm sure its a logging issue, and don't lie about the fines will go up.
     
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  10. Cherokeee

    Cherokeee Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the help guys, it sure is nice to see we have a community to turn to with these questions, especialy nice to see 2 nations helping eachother out, were all in this together, keep your stick on the ice lol
     
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  11. Bean Jr.

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    When you've got a guy like @ZVar you can take what he says to the bank!
     
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