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Canadian ELD Mandate Update: 1 Year Away

Canadian ELD Mandate Update: 1 Year Away

The Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate compliance date is set for June 12, 2021, approximately one year from today. As information continues to be released, the team at TransReport is committed to providing regular updates to help ensure you remain informed and prepared.

As was noted in a previous TransReport news article, one of the main differences between the Canadian and U.S. ELD Mandates is the certification process. In the U.S., there was a self-certification whereby any company could create an ELD and claim it to be “certified”. In Canada however, the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) is requiring all vendors to submit their ELD and successfully pass a third-party certification in order to announce their platform is compliant. The CCMTA recently released a FAQ document about Canadian ELD Standards, check out the following link to view those questions and answers. https://www.ccmta.ca/en/canadian-eld-standard/canadian-eld-standard-faq-s

One area of concern for Canadian trucking companies that are currently using an ELD is whether their vendor will submit for third party testing and support all required elements of the Canadian rulesets. It has yet to be seen just how many ELD vendors will opt to undergo third-party certification as some ELD companies may choose to just focus on their U.S. customers.

At TransReport, we continue to support our partnership with Omnitracs, the global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies. Omnitracs acquired Shaw Tracking, has two Canadian offices and continues to position itself to be one of the leading ELD platforms available in Canada. Any current or prospective Omnitracs ELD customers can feel confident that their ELD will be third party tested and compliant with the Canadian standards.

If you are looking into the future and thinking about which ELD company to partner with, consider Omnitracs. As one of their value-added resellers based in Canada, our team will educate you on their various ELD platforms and assist with optimizing the technology through their value added services. Contact TransReport and get started before the rush, June 2021 will be here before you know it!