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Ministry of Transportation
Transport Canada Minister Omar Alghabra issued a public statement last week on electronic logging devices (ELD) for commercial vehicles in Canada.
Transport Canada Minister Omar Alghabra issued a public statement on electronic logging devices for commercial vehicles.
According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, “SPIF [Safe, Productive & Infrastructure-Friendly] vehicles are designed to be as productive as possible, while ensuring that their performance characteristics meet or exceed national guidelines for minimizing heavy-truck damage to roads and bridges.”
Included below is a summary of the SPIF Information from Regulation 413/05, as well as specific Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) gross weight tables.
There has been a lot of mixed feedback from the field with regards to the ELD adoption. Some love it, some hate it, some are trying to keep their heads above the water. The response from fleets on the subject of the ELD rule-making highly depends on the carrier, the hauling destination, and the type of business.
Getting audited isn’t something that most fleets look forward to – it can mean a lot of running around, headaches, and time away from driving. However, that wasn’t the case for WAT Supplies. After using the BigRoad Mobile App and the BigRoad Web App to improve their operations, WAT Supplies actually volunteered to be audited by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO)!