It was recently announced that the enforcement phase of the ELD mandate would be extended until January of 2023 and that the period of education and information would be extended.
This means that drivers and managers will not face fines for not utilizing ELD devices for the rest of the year 2022.
Starting on 1/1/2023 though, enforcement will come into play and operators will face legal repercussions for not utilizing or having approved devices installed.
This means that you have additional time to get your fleet into compliance with the ELD mandate.
Why the delay?
The announcement has come following months of pressure on both the industry and government to adequately put the infrastructure into place in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic which has created several large hurdles for implementation.
One of the biggest challenges for the roll out of ELD devices has been global supply chain issues and the simple lack of chips for new hardware.
Why an ELD mandate?
Several years ago the Canadian government implemented a federal mandate for fleets managers and other operators to use Electronic Log Book (ELD) devices to track their times as part of a move to safer practices.
As noted by the CCMTA, “Safety is a priority and jurisdictions remain committed to the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Mandatory use of these devices will help ensure federally regulated commercial carriers operating in Canada, including those that cross the border into Canada, will continue to drive within their hours of service. The use of ELDs will result in more efficient mechanisms to accurately log working hours.”
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