When you cross the border between the USA and Canada, the Hours of Service app detects this automatically using GPS. The following changes occur when you cross the border:
- A notification message with a countdown timer of 60 seconds displays. The message asks you to switch to the rule set for the new country (USA or Canada) or to cancel.
- If you cancel the message, if GPS continues to detect you in the new country, and if you sign in or switch co-driver, the same message is displayed again.
- If you choose to switch to the new rule set now, or if the 60 seconds are up, the rule set changes automatically. If you have entered the USA, the new rule set is the US rule set that you were using before entering Canada or, if you did not use a US rule set before, the Federal 70 rule set. If you have entered Canada, the new rule set is the Canadian rule set that you were using before entering the USA or, if you did not use a Canadian rule set before, the Canada South 70 rule set.
- The distance units in Inspector mode automatically change between imperial (miles) and metric (kilometers) when you change rule sets. Canadian rule sets use metric distance units and US rule sets use imperial distance units.
- When you use a US rule set, the Inspector mode shows 8 days of historic data and allows inspectors to share driver logs with the FMCSA. When you select a Canadian rule set, the Inspector mode shows 15 days of historic data and does not allow inspectors to share driver logs.