- major preventable accident (in excess of $10, 000 cost and/or injury)
- serious preventable accident ($2,500 to $9,999 cost)
- minor preventable accident ($100 to $2,500 cost)
- failure to report any/all accidents and personal injury immediately
- Abandon truck.
- Dropping trailer on nose.
- Failure to report mechanically defective condition of equipment.
- Unauthorized use of motor vehicle.
- Failure to report breakdowns promptly.
- Operator's negligence in failing to properly cover and/or protect load and/or equipment.
- Deliberate or willful damage of equipment or freight.
- Tampering with engines or governors and/or speed settings.
- Proven operator negligence causing damage to engine or drive train.
- Failure to set reefer unit at specified temperature setting, and/or failing to monitor temperature on reefer unit while en route to destination. Failing to report any reefer problems to dispatcher and/or failing to get reefer unit repaired.
- Possession or consumption of drugs or alcohol on company property or while on duty, or in possession of firearms or dangerous ordinances as defined by provincial/state, local or federal agencies.
- Evidence of drinking prior to reporting for duty.
- Discourteous or inappropriate behavior at a customer's premises.
- Discourtesy to customers.
- Theft or dishonesty of any kind.
- Property theft of any kind (whether owned by carrier or our customers).
- Failure to follow instructions of assigned dispatcher or supervisors.
- Failure to report to dispatch as required.
- Inaccurate loading, unloading, checking or careless handling resulting in damage to or loss of freight.
- Failure to check equipment.
- Failure to check bill of lading information.
- Failure to follow instructions of dispatcher or company official.
- Report or complaint of reckless driving or other traffic violations, including speeding, observed by company personnel, Government official (Police, Highway Traffic Officer, Compliance Review Officer, etc.), and/or the public.
- Filing a false or incomplete employment application.
- Failure to turn in all money collected to person designated to receive it.
- Failure to report for duty within a reasonable time after call.
- Failure to register in and out of terminals or established check stations.
- Failure to report to assigned dispatcher at specified time when required to do so.
- Providing dispatcher with erroneous information.
Road management skills
- Failure to start and complete run in scheduled running time without satisfactory explanation (late pickup or delivery).
- Preventable delays on shipments where crew waiting to unload.
- Failure to follow highway routing and fuel stops as designated or instructed. All routes are set up as the practical routes that can be run safely and most economically.
- Weigh all loads to be certain the load is legally loaded before departing the city limits of the shipping plant.
- Failure to ensure shipment is road legal for travel in all jurisdictions.
- Absence for 3 successive working days without notifications.
- Abandonment of truck after being dispatched.
- Failure to provide assigned dispatcher of advanced notice when unable to return to work at a scheduled time.
- Failure to notify assigned dispatcher not less than 24 hours before the operator's regular show up time when unable to report for duty.
- Unauthorized transportation of a passenger.
- Penalty for any combination of 3 minor offences in a 12-month period. Minor offense is defined as a rule violation for which the initial penalty is a reprimand.
- Penalty for any combination of 3 major offenses in a 12-month period. Major offense, for this paragraph, is defined as an offense for which the penalty was a disciplinary time off.
- Refusal to run or accept dispatch assignment.
- Refusal of tractor or trailer: this penalty is operative when the tractor or trailer has not been reported defective.
- Loss of driver's licence.
- Employees reporting for work in unclean or filthy clothing, or clothing that have the potential to cause disrespect for the carrier.
- Possession of more than 1 driver's licence.
- Theft or disobedience.
- Driver fails to hand in convictions, written warnings, accident reports and on-road inspections that occur in the carrier's vehicle within 14 days.
- driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- leaving the scene of an accident
- reckless operation of a commercial vehicle
- negligent homicide
- open liquor violations
Hours of service
The following applies to federal and provincial rules:
- falsification of a daily log
- failure to maintain daily logs as required
- drive more than 13 hours in a shift
- fail to enter the required information on a daily log
- fail to have daily log current to last change of duty status
- driver fails to produce daily logs and support documents
- maintain more than 1 daily log
- driver fails to forward daily logs to home terminal within 20 days
- driver fails to possess daily logs as required
Provincial rules only
- drive after completing 15 hours of on-duty time
- driver commences work shift without required 8 hours off
Federal rules only
- drive after completing 14 hours of on duty time
- driver commences work shift without required 10 hours off
- fail to declare cycle
- fail to indicate daily deferral
- exceed 16 hours between 8-hour rest periods
- drive after 70 hours on duty
- drive after 120 hours on duty
- fail to have 24 consecutive hours off duty prior to 70 hours on duty
- fail to have 24 consecutive hours off duty in the preceding 14 days
- fail to record personal use (maximum 75 km/day)
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Carrier Safety Programs