Canadian ELD Coming Soon but with Progressive Enforcement

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By Susan Beardslee | 1Q 2021 | IN-6105

 

Pandemic Extends Enforcement Period

NEWS


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

IMPACT


The mandate will affect around 150,000 commercial vehicles in Canada, with another 50,000 expected to be on the road by 2028. About half of these vehicles travel to the United States and so already have ELDs. However, they will still need to ensure their device is compliant with the Canadian mandate because it includes additional requirements and n…

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