Driving Transactions
Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Heads up, Canadian commercial vehicle operators and those doing business across the border with a commercial vehicle. As of January 1, 2023, Canada is now enforcing its electronic logging device (ELD) requirement—with penalties—for all commercial motor carriers operating in the country, including those crossing from the US. This is following the phase-in “education” period and previous delays due to COVID.

Canada ELD enforcement

The ELD used must be on the approved list set forth by Transport Canada and the Minister of Transport for both Canada- and US-based operators. The list of approved devices and model numbers can be found here.

Guidance from the agency for US operators: “US-based motor carriers and drivers must use electronic logging devices that meet Canada's regulations and technical standard. You can use devices that meet both Canadian and American regulations, but the device must be tested and certified by a certification body that has been accredited by Transport Canada. US exemptions (e.g. agricultural exemption) will not be recognized in Canada.”

You can find more information about Canada’s enforcement of ELDs here.


Special thanks to Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide and Pattie Cowley of the Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association for the reminder.