March 15, 2022 The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) recently announced an extension of the Canadian ELD Mandate deadline from June 2022 to January 1, 2023. The extension will allow for fleets across Canada to purchase and install certified ELD devices, as well as conduct appropriate training for drivers and staff.
The overall goal of the Canadian ELD Mandate is to improve the safety of drivers and others on the road. By eliminating fatigue and improving the safety of the drivers, violations and fines will be cut down.
Without ELDs, fleets use paper logs, leading to inaccuracy on tracking hours, unreadable handwriting and sometimes lost paper logs. Roadside inspections would take a considerable amount of time because a driver’s paperwork would not be in order and sometimes would lead to fines. By making the paper forms electronic, ELDs will be able to track the exact hours your drivers have been on the road and log when they took their stops. This will lead to faster inspections and less fines.
Canadian ELDs must be third-party certified. This certification will enforce overall compliance and deter device tampering. When the third-party is selected, software, hardware and applications will need to be tested to be accredited. Any US based carriers who travel into Canada will need to have a Canadian-certified ELD. Although many Canadian companies have adopted the U.S. Mandate rules, there will be some differences in the two.
Differences in Canadian Mandate and the U.S. Mandate:
- Rental trucks used for 30 days or less are exempt
- Drivers who “pick up” incorrect unassigned driving time can “put it back” if they incorrectly assigned it to themselves
- Personal use option must disable if the driver has driven 75 km a day
- ELD must warn drivers when they are running out of HOS
- Roadside transfer will send a data package to an email address that is typed in by the driver and will include a PDF file of the logs and a .csv file that can be deciphered
AssetWorks FSS has been in the industry for over 40 years and have seen many different types of technology deployments. We work with our customers to find the best configuration for their fleets while providing top of the line hardware. We understand that the trucking industry is not a “9-5.” We offer top customer support for you 24/7 to meet your needs. To schedule a custom demo of AssetWorks’ ELD solution, simply fill out the form below: