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Canada's ELD Mandate: Where Do We Stand?

Canada's ELD compliance date is just seven months away. Here's the latest news on the mandate and what fleets need to do now to prepare for full compliance.

J.J. Keller Editor Heather Ness

Heather Ness - Transport Operations Editor - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

November 05 , 2021

Canada's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate was effective June 12, 2021, with a one-year educational enforcement period to June 12, 2022. We are now just over seven months away from the compliance date, and it's time to check in on where we stand with the mandate.

Status quo

At this point, there's very little news-wise regarding the regulations. The federal regulation is in place and effective.

The following jurisdictions have had the federal regulation adopted by reference in their regulations: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Yukon. Alberta and Saskatchewan will eventually enforce the federal regulation for federally regulated carriers. It's anticipated that all jurisdictions will adopt the ELD mandate into legislation; however, individual timelines for adoption may vary significantly.

Enforcement in Alberta and Manitoba

All jurisdictions agreed to the one-year educational enforcement period; however, two provinces — Alberta and Manitoba — had indicated from the beginning that enforcement could start as soon as December 2021, depending on ELD availability.

Warnings may be issued in these provinces starting in December 2021. It's not anticipated these warnings would affect carrier profiles. This is a fluid situation, and we will update you as more details become available.

Certification bodies and certified ELDs

There are currently three certification bodies available to test and certify ELDs meet Canada's technical standard and hours of service regulations. FPInnovations was the first certification body, followed closely by CSA Group, and COMDriver Tech shortly afterward.

Take time to prepare

It can't be stressed enough to take the time to prepare what you can ahead of time. Read our other blog posts, Educational Enforcement Period for Canadian ELD Mandate and Last Minute Driver Prep for Canada's ELD Mandate, for advice on what you can do right now. Or, if you still have questions about the mandate, read our compliance brief, Canada's ELog Mandate & Hours of Service FAQs.

If your fleet is still researching ELDs, you need to get started immediately. Consider J. J. Keller® ELogs. With a quick 10-minute installation, hardware updates over the air, and the ELD Quick Comply Program, you can be compliant in a short amount of time — with the leader in hours-of-service compliance. Call us today at 855.693.5338 or request a call with a compliant specialist.


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