Updated October 16, 2018
The final Canadian ELD Mandate rule is expected to release this year or in the first quarter of 2019 (best guesses). While the full information is still not available, fleets can still educate themselves to prepare. A lot of the proposed rule is expected to be similar to the U.S. ELD Mandate — great news for the many Canadian carriers whose business involves cross-border transit and already need to comply with the U.S. mandate for that reason.
Transport Canada published a proposed rule in the Canada Gazette last December, the same time the U.S. ELD Mandate went into effect. At that time, the Canadian rule was expected to be finalized by the fourth quarter of 2018. We anticipate more updates in the coming months.
There are core items of the proposed rule that we do know about and current discussions going on about how the Canadian version of the mandate may different from the U.S. version. For example, out-of-service criteria are under discussion and there is a possible supplier meeting with the Canadian Council Of Motor Transportation Administrators (CCMTA) in the next few months.
To learn more about the latest on the Canadian ELD Mandate, sign up for the recording of a recent webinar by Today’s Trucking and Omnitracs here.
We discuss how to train the back office and drivers on log editing, unassigned vehicle moves, and file transfer. We go into detail about operational and training considerations, including duty status change, setting up drivers in a system, and reviewing malfunctions.