Manitoba

Hours of Service

Manitoba’s new driver hours of service regulations went into effect on June 1, 2007.

Application — Manitoba has adopted the federal hours of service regulation by reference, but has excluded the following items from the adoption:

·         The definitions of “emergency vehicle,” “federal director,” and “motor carrier;” and

·         The following sections:

·         Section 3, Directors;

·         Sections 37 to 61, relating to drivers operating north of the 60th parallel;

·         Sections 65 and 68, relating to provincial permits; and

·         Section 76(3), relating to drivers encountering adverse driving conditions when operating north of the 60th parallel.

The Manitoba hours of service regulations include several amendments to the federal regulation adopted by reference (consult the regulations for the complete set of amendments):

·         A commercial vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle that is a public service vehicle, a commercial truck having a registered gross weight of 4,500 kilograms or more, or a regulated school bus.

·         The Manitoba regulations do not apply to commercial vehicles transporting goods or passengers for the purpose of providing relief in the case of an earthquake, flood, fire, famine, drought, epidemic, or other disaster.

·         The Manitoba regulation applies to every person who, although not actually driving the commercial vehicle at a particular time:

·         Holds a licence authorizing the person to drive the commercial vehicle; and

·         Is present in the commercial vehicle for the purpose of driving it.

·         Carriers with drivers operating within 160 kilometres of the home terminal must keep accurate time records showing their driver’s daily on-duty hours, including the time each work shift starts and ends and must keep those records for six months.

Limitations – Refer to the ezExplanation® Hours of Service-Canada for a complete explanation of the regulations. Also refer to the Federal Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations 2005-313.

Driver Qualification Files

Carriers must maintain driver qualification files that contain the following:

·         Driver record/abstract required up on hiring and annual thereafter;

·         Record of driver disclosure of violations and accidents;

·         Annual review of driver fitness to drive a public service or commercial vehicle over 4,500 kilograms registered gross vehicle weight;

·         Records of disciplinary actions against the drivers; and

·         Dangerous Goods training certificate, if applicable.

It is recommended that the carrier keep a copy of the driver’s application for employment, and records the carrier collected to verify the accuracy of the application, and a copy of the driver’s road test, if applicable.

Carriers are required to periodically review the driver’s files to ensure ongoing compliance.

Law — Highway Traffic Act, Sections 318.8(1)-(2) and 322.1(1)-(3)

Vehicle Inspections

Application — The Periodic Mandatory Vehicle Inspection Regulation 76/94 requires that prior to operating a commercial vehicle on a highway, the vehicle must pass an inspection at a certified inspection station according to the regulations and where an inspection certificate and decal evidencing compliance has been issued. The time periods which a vehicle must be inspected are as follows:

Semi-annual inspections

Annual Inspections

A non-Manitoba-plated vehicle would be in compliance if a certificate or decal has been issued to the vehicle indicating it has passed a substantially similar inspection program in that other jurisdiction.

Requirements Upon issuance of an inspection certificate and decal, the decal must be securely affixed to the vehicle for which it is issued, and:

·         Placed on the lower left-hand corner of the windshield (or in a conspicuous place on the left-hand side of the cab) on a truck or truck tractor;

·         Placed on the left-hand side, as close to the front as possible on a trailer, semitrailer or converter dolly;

·         Placed on the lower right-hand corner of the windshield or to a fixed right side window (on a bus) of the vehicle.

Although the driver is not required to carry a copy of the inspection certificate for inspection purposes in Manitoba, it is suggested that they do so for inspections in other jurisdictions where the certificate is required to be carried.

Law — Highway Traffic Act, Section 318.2

Regulation — Periodic Mandatory Vehicle Inspection Regulation 76/94  

Agencies

Safety

Vehicle Standards and Inspection
Manitoba
Public Insurance Commission (MPIC)
Winnipeg Office
Box 6300

1075 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A4

(204) 985-0920
Fax: (204) 954-5325

 

Roadside Enforcement
Manitoba
Infrastructure & Transportation
Motor Carrier Division

Winnipeg Office
1550 Dublin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L4
(204) 945-3890
Fax: (204) 948-2078

Safety Fitness Certificates
Manitoba
Infrastructure & Transportation
Manitoba Motor Carrier Division
1550 Dublin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L4
(204) 945-5322
Fax: (204) 948-2078

Driver Testing, Driver Abstracts
Director of Highway Safety

Manitoba Public Insurance Commission (MPIC)
Driver & Vehicle Licensing
1075 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0S1
(204) 985-1999

Driver Licensing
Manitoba
Public Insurance Commission (MPIC)
Cityplace
Mall – Main Floor
234 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1M8
(204) 985-7000

Sizes & Weights
Manitoba
Infrastructure & Transportation
Permit Services
1550 Dublin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L4
(204) 945-3961

Fax: (204) 945-6499

Dangerous Goods Transport/Emergency Response
4th Fl., 344 Edmonton St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P6
(204) 983-5969
Fax: (204) 983-8992

Permit Agencies (Oversize/Overweight Vehicles & Loads)
Permits are available from Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation head office listed above (for Sizes & Weights) and at the regional offices listed below. Single trip permits, in lieu of vehicle registration, may be obtained at Highway Traffic & Inspection Stations along the highway.

Highways & Transportation — Regional Offices
Winnipeg, 1550 Dublin Ave., R3E 0L4                            (204) 945-3961
Brandon, Box 817, R7A 5Z8                               (204) 726-7006
Portage la Prairie, 25 Tupper Street North, R1N 3K1         (204) 239-3489

Enforcement Agencies
Compliance in Manitoba is handled by the Department of Transportation and Government Services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as local police departments.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
“D” Division Headquarters
1091 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R9
(204) 983-5420

Licensing

Regulatory Agency
Department of Transportation and Government Services Permit Services
1550 Dublin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L4
(204) 945-3961

Permit Agency
Permits available from office listed above and at regional Department of Transportation and Government Services offices listed below; single trip permits in lieu of license may be obtained at Weigh Stations.

Regions:
Winnipeg, 1550 Dublin Ave., R3E 0L4                            (204) 945-3961
Brandon, Box 817, R7A 5Z8                               (204) 726-7006
Portage la Prairie, 25 Tupper Street North, R1N 3K1         (204) 239-3489

Enforcement Agency
Compliance is handled by several groups. The Department of Transportation and Government Services has a Compliance Services Section to handle enforcement; ((204) 945-3890) in addition the R.C.M.P. and local police departments may also be involved in enforcing oversize and overweight permit provisions.

Manitoba Infrastructure & Transportation
Transportation Safety & Regulatory Services Division
1550 Dublin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L4

Compliance Services
(204) 945-3890

Enforcement
Fax: (204) 948-2078

Transportation Safety & Regulation
(204) 945-5322

Enforcement (SFCs)
Fax (204) 948-2078

Permit Services
(204) 945-3961

Size & Weight/Trip Permits
Fax: (204) 945-6499

Insurance Desk
(204) 945-6748
Fax: (204) 948-2078

Manitoba Finance
Taxation Division
101-401 York Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P8

Fuel Tax Registration
(204) 945-3194
Fax: (204) 948-2087

Tax Return Information
(204) 945-3194

IFTA Registration
(204) 945-3194
Fax: (204) 948-2087

Manitoba Public Insurance
Commercial Vehicle Registration
1075 Portage Avenue
Box 6300
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A4

IRP Registration
(204) 985-7775
Fax: (204) 953-4998

Vehicle Registration
(204) 985-1999
Fax: (204) 953-4999

Driver Licensing
(204) 985-1100

Motor Transport Board
Rm
200-301 Weston St.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3H4

Bus Operating Authority (Public Service)
(204) 945-8912
Fax: (204) 783-6529

Manitoba Trucking Association
25 Bunting St.
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2P5
(204) 632-6600

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
“D” Division Headquarters
1091 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R9

Enforcement
(204) 983-5420