We have been engaged with CCMTA Canada since 2012 regarding the Canadian ELD Mandate and there has been notable movement in the past year. 2012 was when Omnitracs first provided comments to the Canadian government and in July of 2016 we were asked to submit additional comments and suggestions, which we provided technical suggestions to the then proposed requirements.
Approximately three weeks ago, Omnitracs received another version of the regulation and we were requested to supply comments on the technical specifications of the regulation. We submitted additional commentary and had confirmation of understanding discussions on submitted comments with Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). There still appears to be many parallels to the US Federal Mandate with consideration of Canadian Hours of Service criteria.
We attended the recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Association (CVSA) meeting at the Driver-Traffic Enforcement Committee meeting. There was re-affirmation that the public comments for Gazette I were scheduled for public comment this May to June.
CCMTA continues to forecast the final regulation in Gazette II by end of 2017 to early 2018. Stay tuned for more updates on this site.