Regulation - LGIC

Proposed Hours of Work Regulations

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 4/93
Ontario Regulation 555/06
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The new Hours of Service regulation was passed and came into effect on January 1, 2007. The new regulation number is Ontario Regulation 555/06.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 13, 2006
Summary of Proposal:
Over the past several years, the Canadian provinces and territories have been working through the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) to modernize the commercial drivers' hours of work legislation by reflecting the advances in scientific research into human sleep patterns and fatigue management practices. The new federal rules were developed and supported by all Canadian jurisdictions and a broad spectrum of stakeholders. These rules will reflect advances into research on fatigue and safeguard set maximum hours a driver can operate a commercial truck or bus on a highway

The Ministry of Transportation is preparing amendments to the current provincial hours of work regulations to adopt the new federal hours of work rules into provincial regulations. This will ensure that the benefits of restorative rest can be enjoyed by all commercial drivers operating in Ontario and to harmonize the provincial requirements with the other Canadian jurisdictions. The new rules are also consistent with the amendments that were made to the US hours of service rules implemented in 2004.
Contact Address:
Carrier Safety Policy Office
Carrier Safety & Enforcement Branch
3rd Floor, 301 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
Effective Date:
January 1, 2007