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Canada to require ELDs in 2021

Canada will require the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) beginning in June 2021, making official a long-sought regulation of the commercial transportation industry.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the implementation date and the finalized regulations governing ELDs on June 13 outside the headquarters of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Ontario Trucking Association in Toronto. 

“This is a significant step toward safer roads, and I am proud of the work that was accomplished with the industry. We have consulted extensively with them and listened to their concerns,” Garneau said. 

Transport Canada has estimated that ELDs will reduce the amount of fatigue-related collisions by 10 percent.

The mandate, which also applies to commercial buses, includes third-party certification of all ELDs in Canada. Garneau said the addition came in response to industry concerns.

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