On June 19, Transport Canada published some changes in the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations in the Canada Gazette and one of the most important points was that motor carriers and drivers should replace their daily record (which they did manually) with electronic logging devices (ELDs).
The ELD should also automatically record other information such as driving time, odometer readings, and engine power-up, all to make it easier and faster to track, manage, share, and improve the accuracy of the driver’s hours of service record. Helping drivers stay within legally allowed driving hours and reduce fatigue.
These devices can be installed in different places of the vehicle. If the installation is completed correctly and properly mounted, the ELDs provide greater practicality and stability and offer greater safety for the vehicle operators.
Before June 12 of this year, all companies and/or carriers must have chosen, purchased and installed ELDs (which must be certified) in their commercial motor vehicles. If you are still in this process and you would like to install the devices safely and efficiently, we can help you at #BDS.
We have a dedicated team that can serve your installation needs in the shop or directly at your facility throughout Ontario. If you’d like to coordinate an appointment, you can do it through the email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our office number at (416) 757-5671.
More information on this topic can be found on the Government of Canada website, Transport Canada or at the Justice Laws website.