Federal ELD mandate now enforced in most areas of Canada

Enforcement of a federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has now begun in most parts of Canada, leaving Quebec as the only province that will delay such actions until June 1, as reported earlier by

Officials in British Columbia, one of the last jurisdictions to announce enforcement plans, have confirmed that it is also enforcing the rule that applies to truck drivers who cross provincial borders or into the U.S.

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“Effective Jan. 1, 2023, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers are designated to enforce the federal regulation with federally regulated carriers in B.C.,” the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure told in an email.

If vehicles are operated solely within the province, ELDs are not required until provincial regulations are changed to mandate ELDs, the ministry added.

“However, if your vehicles operate into any other Canadian jurisdiction, it is your responsibility to have each vehicle installed with a certified ELD and to ensure your drivers are using them in compliance with the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (CVDHOSR). Drivers of extra-provincially plated commercial vehicles that travel in B.C. must use ELDs in compliance with CVDHOSR,” the ministry noted.

The ELD mandate in Canada will require truck drivers who follow Hours of Service (HOS) regulations to switch from paper logbooks to ELDs. The mandate will not change the HOS regulations already in place and enforced throughout the country.

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