Released on March 30, 2020
Hours of Service
The Government of Saskatchewan is temporarily modifying hours of service regulations for commercial truck drivers in response to COVID-19.
The exemption applies to the transportation of goods and supplies to meet immediate needs related to COVID-19:
Under the exemption period, it is still recommended carriers track their driver’s operation.
Drivers are encouraged to monitor their own ability and level of alertness to prevent driving while impaired by fatigue. Once a driver determines their ability to operate safely has been reduced, they must take the appropriate measures to get adequate rest. It is recommended drivers take a break of 24 hours after 14 continuous days of work.
At the conclusion of the emergency period and prior to returning to normal operations, the driver is required to take eight consecutive hours off duty before driving.
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:
For more information, contact:
Highways and Infrastructure
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