Rules, Regulations and Compliance
Gypsy Wind Custom Coach is a family owned and operated company that is committed to providing our customers with quality transportation for the event and entertainment industry. We are dedicated to your safety with provincial, federal, and US DOT compliance. Our insurance coverage meets all requirements for operating a public vehicle within Canada and the United States of America. We employ experienced motor coach operators who are friendly and dependable and understand the industry. Our operators are enrolled in a random drug and alcohol testing program to ensure safety. There is no greater cargo than the lives we are entrusted with on board.
We are a fully permitted, licensed, and insured charter bus company.
We operate our coaches with the following required licensing and permits:
Ontario Public Vehicle Operation License # PV-5748 Ontario Extra Provincial Operation License #X-3882
US DOT #2007169 IFTA #ON001920034 FMCSA # MC-707930-C CVOR #165-823-922
We hold MTO Special Authorization Certificates to pull trailers with our coaches and our drivers are Class A commercially licensed, the same requirement as for a tractor trailer.
Our coaches are IRP plated allowing complete jurisdictional operating authority throughout Canada and the United States of America.
As per our licensing, our coaches undergo regular under body safety inspections, as well as 6 month and 12 month annual safety inspections. Ministry of Transportation for Ontario (MTO) also inspects our coaches annually.
Driver’s Hours of Service
Our Drivers Must Follow Federal & Provincial Rules & Regulations
The professional drivers of Gypsy Wind Custom Coach abide by federal and provincial law. For your information we have included Canadian and U.S. Hours of Service rules. If you have any questions about the material found on this page, please let us know.
Our driver’s run with electronic logs and follow the Hours of Service Regulations for the jurisdiction that they are operating in. The log devices are connected to the engine computer and are satellite tracked. Please plan parking and load in/out times to allow our operators to remain legal.
Gypsy Wind Custom Coach invites you to stay informed by reading our federal hours of service rules for motor coach drivers in Canada and the United States.
- Canadian Hours of Service Rules
- USA Hours of Service Rules
Government required Export/Import paperwork, ACE and ACI registration
ACE and ACI registration for cargo is required before entering/exiting Canada or the United States of America. Our driver’s have been instructed to not attempt an entry without proper paperwork in place (TIB, Carnet, Consumption Entry, ACE, ACI etc.) when instruments, merch, production equipment and tool boxes are on board the coach or in a trailer. This is a necessity. We have had artists turned back when gear was found on board without the proper paperwork delaying tour travel. We have been requested by customs officers to inform our clients that this paperwork is needed to enter the country (Canada or USA) whenever tools of the trade are on the coach. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE EQUIPMENT IS PERSONALLY OWNED. If you use it to do your job, it is considered tools of the trade. If you have questions regarding these government requirements, we can connect you with an authorized customs broker.
ATA Canada (Carnet information)
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce360 Albert Street, Suite 420 Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7
Tel: (1-613) 238 40 00
Fax: (1-613) 238 76 43