This week, Canadian officials informed the trucking industry that they will not enforce Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations until next year.
On March 7, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) announced that there will be no hard enforcement of the federal ELD mandate until January 1, 2023.
Officials pointed to “significant pressure” faced by the transportation industry during the past two years as a factor in the delayed enforcement.
“Jurisdictions have been monitoring progress and determined that an extension of the transition period is required. This will allow sufficient time for industry to purchase and install certified ELD devices, and conduct training to be compliant. Based on these factors, jurisdictions will continue to support the mandate through a period of education and awareness through to January 1, 2023,” CCMTA said.
Canada’s ELD Mandate technically went into effect on June 12, 2021, but it was not enforced as the regulations required that ELD devices be certified by an accredited third party certification body accredited by the Minister of Transport. When the mandate went into effect in June 2021, there were no approved ELD devices listed on the government website. As of today, there are 22 approved ELD devices listed.
The rule requiring the use of ELD devices by federally regulated commercial vehicle operators was announced by Canadian authorities on June 13, 2019. For more on Canadian ELD requirements, please click here.
The U.S. ELD Mandate went into effect on December 18, 2017.