The June 12, 2021 deadline for installation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in trucks used in interprovincial and international service is fast approaching.
The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) is the federal/provincial/territorial body overseeing and coordinating trucking regulations in Canada. On May 5, CCMTA issued an update on ELD implementation and enforcement and that document can be found by clicking on the first link below.
The CCMTA document confirms the June 12, 2021 installation date, but also states that there will be no fines issued for non-compliance in any jurisdiction before June 12, 2022. In the first 12 months, the emphasis will be on “progressive enforcement without penalties including elevated education and awareness”.
The “soft” enforcement is necessary due to problems related to COVID-19 impacts on all businesses and also as no devices have yet been certified.
Transport Canada is arranging to accredit third-party certification bodies to test and certify devices to ensure that they conform to Transport Canada specifications. To date only one certification company has been accredited and that is FPInnovations of Pointe Claire, QC. The FPInnovations webpage can be found at https://web.fpinnovations.ca/certification/
FMA maintains contact with the Transport Canada officials responsible for the ELD implementation and will keep the membership informed as new information becomes available. The Link to the Transport Canada web page on ELDs can be found at the second link below.
Thanks to our colleagues at the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (CCMTA) for keeping FMA informed of developments on this important issue.
CCMTA Update – May 5
Transport Canada ELD Web page