Canadian ELD Coming Soon but with Progressive Enforcement

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By Susan Beardslee | 1Q 2021 | IN-6105


Pandemic Extends Enforcement Period


Transport Canada announced the final details of a new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which will come into force on June 12, 2021. Despite the Canadian government initially offering no “grandfather” or “soft enforcement” period, it has now announced there will be a 12-month progressive enforcement period to help ease existing pressures from COVID-19. The mandate requires vehicle drivers currently keeping a Record of Duty Status (RODS) to switch from paper logbooks to ELDs. Current Hours of Service (HOS) regulations will not be affected, but the new regulation will help monitor and improve driver compliance.

200,000 Vehicles Will Require Compliance


The mandate will affect around 150,000 commercial vehicles in Canada, with another 5...

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