Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

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Information on COVID-19 for Truckers

As truck drivers are essential to the movement of goods they are exempt from the 14-day isolation period after returning to Saskatchewan. However, drivers are asked to:

  • practice proactive hygiene including handwashing;
  • adhere to social distancing (maintain a distance of 2m from others);
  • closely self-monitor; and
  • self-isolate should they exhibit any symptoms.

Hours of Service

Effective June 19, 2020 – the goods and services, through Commercial Vehicles Hours of Services regulations, considered essential to providing relief for COVID-19 will only apply to the following:

  • medical supplies and equipment related to testing, diagnosis and treatment;
  • supplies and equipment necessary for community safety and sanitation, such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants;
  • raw materials that are required and to be used for the manufacture of items in categories mentioned (above);
  • equipment, supplies and people to establish and manage temporary housing, quarantine, and isolation facilities related to COVID-19;
  • people designated by Federal, Provincial/Territorial or local authorities for medical, isolation, or quarantine purposes; and
  • people needed to provide other medical or emergency services.

Mixed loads of essential goods and non-essential goods are not exempt from the Provincial Hours of Service regulations.

At the conclusion of transportation, carriers will be required to take a minimum of eight (8) consecutive hours of rest and follow the provincial regulations as normal.

It is still recommended carriers continue to track their driver's operation.

Carriers are encouraged to track their driver’s operation and hours and make note that they are transporting essential goods on the respective bills of lading. Drivers are encouraged to monitor their ability and level of alertness to prevent driving while impaired due to fatigue. Once a driver determines their ability to operate safely has been reduced, they must take the appropriate measures to get adequate rest and drivers should take a break of 24 hours after 14 continuous days working.

Any questions and concerns regarding the transportation of essential goods and services for COVID-19 relief can be addressed to the Inquiry Line. Phone: 306-933-5290 or Email.

Guidelines – Federal Hours of Service Regulations

Additional guidelines can be found on Transport Canada's website.

Exemptions under section 16. of the Motor Vehicle Transport Act

Essential Freight Transportation Exemption

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