Hours of Service Regulations in Canada

Understanding Which HOS Regulations are Supported in Canada


When driving in Canada you might be required to follow Canadian hours of service regulations. Canadian regulations differ slightly from US regulations.

The table below details which regulations are supported in Canada and which are not.

If, after reading this guide, you still have questions or you would like additional information, please feel free to contact customer support.

Hours of service regulation Description Supported in the HOS mobile app
Mandatory off-duty time Time that must be spent off-duty between cycles. A cycle can be 70 hours or 120 hours. Supported
Daily off-duty time Time that must be spent off-duty between daily shifts. Supported
Deferral of daily off-duty time Ability to defer the off-duty time between daily shifts. Not supported
Ferries Recording time spent on ferries as off-duty time. Not supported
Splitting of daily off-duty time Taking the daily off-duty time in separate time periods rather than as a single break. Not supported
Cycle 1 (70 Hours) Under Cycle 1 on-duty time is accumulated over a period of 7 days. Supported
Cycle 2 (120 Hours) Under Cycle 2 on-duty time is accumulated over a period of 14 days. Supported
Cycle reset Taking a mandatory off-duty time resets the hours that you are allowed to spend driving or on duty in the next cycle. Supported
Cycle switching Switching between the 120 and 70 hour cycles during a cycle. Not supported
Rules for driving North of latitude 60N Support for different HOS regulations when driving North of latitude 60N. Not supported
Permits for commercial vehicles other than oil well service vehicles Not supported
Emergencies and adverse driving conditions Not supported
Personal conveyance Supported, but the 75 KM limit is not enforced by the application
Inspections Support for pre-trip and post-trip DVIR (driver vehicle inspection report). Supported