No change on DVIR Rule in Canada
There will be no change to trip inspection requirements in Canada regardless of domicile of the driver or vehicle.
Truck drivers that operate in the US do not have to complete a DVIR if no defects are present on their vehicle. This rule has eliminated the need for paperwork requirements which are often seen as burdensome. This was introduced by the US government with backing from the trucking industry, but it does not govern Canadian inspection requirements for carriers operating across the Canada/US border.
Compliance with National Safety Code Standard 13 (Trip Inspection)
Canadian and US drivers will need to continue to prepare daily trip inspection reports, whether there are defects or not, and present it when requested by a peace officer in the province.
For more information on this topic and for relevant points pulled from BC’s Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, please see Clarification: Status Quo on DVIR Rule in Canada, in Spite of US “No Defect” Change article by the BC Trucking Association.
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