Updated December 2020
Heather Ness - DOT Editor - J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
July 05 , 2019
Canadian ELog Mandate FAQs
FAQs about Canada's ELog mandate and hours of service rules.
Canada’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has been in the making for at least six years, and it was finally adopted on June 12, 2019. The mandate is effective for all federally-regulated carriers starting on June 12, 2021.
The Canadian mandate closely follows the U.S. rules and operability requirements, which was a very intentional move by Transport Canada. Regulators and industry knew that Canada’s mandate must closely follow the U.S. rules to avoid disrupting cross-border transportation and the movement of goods across the border.
While the ELD operability requirements are very similar, there are a few notable differences between each country’s regulations. A few of the more prominent differences between the two countries are described below.
Read the Canadian hours of service and electronic logging device mandate FAQs.
This article was originally published in July 2019 and was updated on 12/11/2020.
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