196. Except in the cases provided for in section 197 and 197.0.1, the driver of a heavy vehicle shall ensure that the circle check of the vehicle he or she drives has been done in the last 24 hours. Failing that, the driver or person designated by the operator for that purpose shall do the circle check.
Despite the first paragraph, where more than one driver is assigned to a vehicle, each one of them shall do the circle check of the vehicle, which is valid for 24 hours, unless the last circle check was done by a person designated by the operator and each driver countersigns the report to attest that the driver took cognizance of it.
O.C. 1483-98, s. 196; O.C. 623-99, s. 9; O.C. 370-2016, s. 951.