BC Confirms Federal ELD Mandate Enforcement Effective January 1, 2023


Effective January 1, 2023, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers will begin enforcing the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for federally regulated carriers, with a focus on education and notification of noncompliance. Hours of Service violations will continue to be enforced under MVAR Division 37.

On December 7th, CVSE also announced that further information for ELD mandate timelines for vehicles operating exclusively within BC are expected in the New Year:

  • If you operate within BC and do not travel to other jurisdictions, you will continue to be subject to Motor Vehicle Act Regulations Division 37 requirements which have not yet been amended to include an ELD mandate.
  • Regarding a BC ELD mandate, exemptions have not yet been confirmed as regulations have not been confirmed by Cabinet. When the ELD mandate will be enforced in BC is not known, however the Province will take a fair approach to accommodate ELD installation and training.
  • If you operate inter-provincially, BC will begin enforcement of the federal ELD Mandate as per the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations as of January 1, 2023.


For more information

For frequently asked questions regarding ELDs and their use in BC, please visit the CVSE bulletin found here.

Find out which BCTA ELD-provider members are now Transport Canada certified by visiting our website.