MONTREAL — After years of study, the federal government says it’s working to implement new safety regulations that are aligned with U.S. efforts to tackle fatigue among truck and bus drivers.

Drivers would be required to electronically record their hours on the road, says Transport Canada, marking a change from the mandatory paper logs that have been in use since the 1930s.

“Transport Canada believes that any compliance date should be operationally feasible and aligned, to the fullest extent possible, with the date that the U.S. rules will come into force,” spokeswoman Natasha Gauthier said in an email, but she added there’s been no commitment on timing.

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