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Prepare for New Electronic Logging Device Requirements when operating in Canada starting June 2021

On June 12, 2019, Transport Canada published amendments (changes) to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (the Regulations) in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

The Technical Standard for Electronic Logging Devices (the Standard) has been incorporated by reference, as amended from time to time, into the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations. This means that the Technical Standard forms part of the Regulations. The Standard establishes minimum performance and design specifications for ELDs and is closely aligned with the technical specifications set out in the U.S. ELD Final Rule, with variations only to the extent necessary to address the differences between the two regulations.

Motor carriers and drivers that operate in Canada will need to use ELDs that have been tested and certified by an accredited certification body that has followed the criteria set in the most recent version of the Standard and the Regulations. 

Motor carriers operating in Canada will need to choose, buy and install certified devices in their commercial motor vehicles by June 12, 2021.

You can find more information on the Canadian ELD standard and the List of certified ELDs from the source of this alert at https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/road/electronic-logging-devices.html

Last updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2020