Hot shot owner operator courier/truckers

Does an owner operator hot shot operation, shipping (3500/4500 class pick up trucks), serving in the courier or transport capacity; require a NSC cert or any other kind of licences or authorities?

Are they required to adhere to Hours of Service constraints?

(example in picture)


CVSE Advice

According to the CVSE web site:

What vehicles are included in the National Safety Code Program?

  • Commercial vehicles licensed with a gross vehicle weight of more than 5,000 kg.
  • Vehicles operating under the Passenger Transportation Act.
  • Commercial Vehicles that have a seating capacity of 10 or more passengers plus the driver.

Hours of service rules seem to apply to the same type of vehicle as well, more of less. Some exemptions apply...

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