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Canada ELD rule
After months of uncertainty over the start of Canada’s ELD rule, Transport Canada has announced that a progressive/soft enforcement period will start June 12, 2021. Penalties will not be assessed for carriers not using an ELD/certified ELD. Certain provinces have announced their own plans as well.
Quebec will not enforce ELDs until June 12, 2022.
Manitoba will enforce ELDs in two stages:
- Stage 1 – June-Dec 2021, focus on education and drivers/carriers will not be penalties for not using ELDs
- Stage 2 – Dec 2021-June 2022, officers will issue warnings to drivers/carriers who are required to use ELDs but are not in compliance.
Those exempt from the use of ELDs include:
- Short-haul (160 km) radius drivers;
- Drivers who are driving under a permit or statutory exemption;
- Drivers of vehicles subject to rental agreements for a term of 30 days or less; and
- Commercial vehicles that were manufactured before the year 2000.
ELDs used in Canada must be certified by a third party. Transport Canada will maintain a listing of ELD providers and their certified devices on its website.
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