Chris Harris, The Safety Dawg, hosts “The Dawg On-It Trucking Pawedcast” where he interviews influential trucking insiders for their insights and in-depth knowledge. On July 10, 2020, Chris sat down with Marc Moncion to talk about ELDs in Canada and the U.S.
Electronic Logging Devices
Transport Canada announced yesterday that Canada will follow the US mandate and require the use of ELDs for tracking driver hours. This decision was made after years of review and found that it will improve safety, eliminate fraud, and significantly reduce paperwork.
Although minimal details have been released, Transport Canada stated they will align with the FMCSA’s December 2017 timeline. It is unknown if the same criteria will be used for what is considered an ELD or if there will similar exemptions, or any at all.
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On Tuesday morning, it was announced that the ELD mandate has cleared the White House and is set for publication with the Federal Register. It has been speculated that the ruling will be published for the end of November.
So how does this affect you?
Well it depends. Are you a driver? Do you manage a fleet? Do you manage safety and compliance for your company – tracking down drivers on a daily basis to correct form and manner errors on their paper logs?
At the start of every year, people make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves or their lives. Usually they don’t really pan out for the whole year – just look at the drop off of people going to the gym after February. But I say stick to it! If you do it long enough, it will be routine and you’ll be happier in the long run.
Here are BigRoad’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers in 2016.
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This past year saw a lot of changes in the trucking industry, particularly with the regulations. The ELD Mandate was finally published after being scheduled and rescheduled throughout 2015. Although the use of ELDs is not effective immediately due to the grace periods, it will definitely have a huge impact over the next coming years.
So it’s not a surprise that BigRoad’s Top 5 Blog Posts are almost all related to the ELD Mandate. These posts were the most viewed on the BigRoad blog and received a ton of shares/likes/comments on our social media networks, particularly Facebook.
If you missed any of these blogs or want a second look, here are the Top 5 Blogs from BigRoad for 2015.
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With the ELD mandate deadline nine months away, it’s easy to think you have plenty of time to look into solutions and providers. Yet, as with most things in life, the sooner your fleet implements an ELD solution, the better. Learn more as we list the reasons why your fleet shouldn’t wait to get an ELD.
First Texas, and now Florida! States are starting to mandate electronic logging devices for intrastate drivers. What does this mean for drivers who qualify for an exemption from the FMCSA’s ELD mandate? And could other states require ELDs in the future?
With the ELD mandate deadline less than one year away, it’s no surprise that electronic logging devices (ELDs) are going to be the hot topic of 2017. Here’s a breakdown of the top 6 things you need to know about the mandate and how it’s going to impact your fleet.
With new rules constantly being added and old rules changing, hours of service (HOS) compliance can get pretty complicated! Am I right? It’s hard to know what applies to you and your fleet – which could put you at risk of getting some pretty serious violations.