On Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) issued a message regarding the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate coming into force on June 12, 2021.
Due to the many challenges caused by COVID-19, jurisdictions will adopt a progressive enforcement strategy with no penalties until June 12, 2022. Over the 12 months, the strategy will allow for timely adoption of ELDs, including the purchase, installation, and training required for compliance.
The main challenge the industry faces today regarding the ELD mandate includes obtaining and installing certified ELDs. The lack of third-party certified ELDs remains a concern, however the progress of certified ELDs entering the market will continue to be monitored. A list of approved devices can be found on the Transport Canada website as they become certified.
The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) continues to support the ELD mandate and anticipates working closely with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) to shape the provincial progressive enforcement strategy. Given that the main purpose of the ELD mandate is to ultimately improve safety for all road users, BCTA will also continue to collaborate with MoTI in our undertaking to advance safety regulation for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) with the proposed speed limiter mandate.
“With the announcement from CCMTA, we now look forward to cooperating with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as we develop and bring into force a provincial ELD regulation that includes a speed limiter mandate for commercial vehicles,” said Dave Earle, President and CEO of BCTA. “This will promote both safety of our roads and a reduction in our sector’s GHG emissions that will be achieved through more efficient speed management driving.”
The proposed mandate would occur in conjunction with the ELD mandate and implement speed limiter legislation at 105 km/h for CMVs with a gross vehicle weight of 11,974 kg or more in the province of BC.
The BCTA will continue to update members as updates to the ELD enforcement strategy and approved certified devices occur.
For CCMTA’s message to industry on the federal ELD mandate, click here.
For more information on the Province of BC’s Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations, click here.